North Beach’s waterfront Ocean Terrace redevelopment just won a unanimous vote from the city’s Historic Preservation Board on Tuesday, reports the Miami Herald. The project will span a condo tower, hotel, storefronts, and the restoration of 11 historic buildings on Ocean Terrace and Collins Avenue.
It’s been a long road to get here. Miami Beach voters put a halt to the proposed rezoning in 2015 when the plan included demolishing historic structures. Now the plan involves restoring and reusing street-level facades of the Art Deco and Miami Modern buildings— and with this key approval, construction can move forward and developers can begin reaching out to hotel operators.