City of Miami Beach, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, www.miamibeachfl.gov
|TO: Land Use and Sustainability Committee|
|FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|
|DATE: February 18, 2020|
|TITLE:||DISCUSSION: A PROPOSED BRIDGE CONNECTING FONTAINEBLEAU TO A PROPOSED SOUTH ADDITION |
Discuss the item and provide a recommendation to the full City Commission.
Conclude the item with a recommendation to the City Commission.
|On December 11, 2019, at the request of Commissioner Ricky Arriola, the City Commission referred the discussion item to the Land Use and Development Committee (Item C4 L). The item was placed on the January 21, 2020 agenda of the newly created Land Use and Sustainability Committee. The item was deferred to the February 18, 2020 meeting.|
|The proposer of the bridge structure has indicated that the existing surface parking lot to the south of the main Fontainebleau site (at the southeast corner of 44th Street and Indian Creek Drive) is intended to be developed with a main ballroom and a junior ballroom structure. The proposed uses within this new building, which would be used for events or conference facilities, as well as approximately 285 parking spaces, requires separate amendments to the land development regulations, which are a separate discussion item before the LUSC.|
The proposed pedestrian bridge will connect the new ballroom building to the main campus. Parking in the building will be for employees only, which is what the current site is used for. All guest access to the new building will be through the pedestrian bridge from the existing main campus. Additionally, vehicular valet service would occur at the main building location and no guest drop-off/pick-up is proposed at the new building.
The proposer will be providing developed illustrations and graphics of the bridge structure at the meeting. The administration has not been able to review the details of the bridge structure and cannot provide a formal recommendation on the proposal at this time. Prior to the item going before the full City Commission, the Public Works and Transportation Departments will provide a more detailed review. Additionally, should the proposal move forward, approval from the Historic Preservation Board will be required.
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?|| ||Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?|
|Yes|| ||No|| |