Miami preservation board gives blessing to two projects
By Yeleny Suarez
Two major projects in the Flagami area with 2,897 residential units won approval recommendations Tuesday from the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board.
The board advises the city commission. Its recommendations involve new construction in archeological conservation areas.
The board recommended approval for Miami River Rapids, a 20-story mixed-use residential and retail building at 1851 Delaware Parkway that would contain 2,252 residential units, 38,960 square feet of retail space and 3,527 parking spaces; and Coastal on the River, two 11-story residential buildings at 2215 NW 14th St. featuring 645 residential units, 1,080 parking spaces and 632,658 total square feet.
Both projects are in preliminary phases of development.
The board recommended city commission approval of the projects with major-use special permits and specific conditions attached.
"Phase one of the archeological assessment prior to construction and archeological monitoring during ground-disturbing activity shall be provided in accordance with the management plan submitted," city preservation officer Sarah Eaton said.
"And," she said, "a preservation officer shall be notified prior to construction activities, and in the event of significant discoveries, any archeological sites or features uncovered during construction shall be fully documented and a final report submitted to us."