Ocean Cadillac, from Bay Harbor Islands, purchased this residentially zoned one acre parcel of land where the White House Inn sits approximately two years ago.
Thus far, they have expressed interest to build on that site a seven story structure (80-100’) for their Cadillac showroom, auto service, parking garage and two restaurants on the ground level. City Council will have to vote to approve the rezoning.
The land is zoned for low/medium density residential use with a maximum height of 35’.
From Aventura to downtown Miami there is no commercial development on the west shore of Biscayne Bay. This property would be out of place and completely inconsistent with the stated purpose of the R-4 residential district as defined in the North Miami Comprehensive Plan.
Auto showrooms are not allowed in North Miami to the east of Biscayne Blvd.
Auto repair is not allowed in North Miami to the east of Biscayne Blvd.
Spot zoning is not allowed in North Miami.
This seven story garage would sit across the street from the only waterfront park in the city which the city has invested heavily into and tower over the south entrance to Keystone Point.
As of December 2, 2016, they have withdrawn their application. We await to see what they will ask next. Possibilities include keeping it residential but asking to build higher.When this proposal goes in front of Zoning and the City Council, we will need to be in attendance to express our desires. Zoning meets the first Tuesday of the month; City Council the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Both at City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd floor) at 7:00. This project will affect the quality of life our neighborhoods forever. Please stay informed (sign up for eblasts) and plan to attend these meetings and have your voices heard. Share with neighbors--not everyone receives these emails (they may sign up at www.keystonepoint.net).