Historic Preservation Watch: Vagabond Motel & Art Basel

Developer Avra Jain has her boys working six days a week in order to have the Vagabond Motel ready for Art Basel. Although guest rooms won’t be available until early 2014, the historic 1953 MiMo Motel will be ready to host an Art Basel exhibition and swank party- every room will host a different artist’s… Read more…

Historic Collins Avenue Mixed-Use Building Sells For $6.5 Million

Aria Development Group has closed on the purchase of the historic 1929 London Arms building located at 727 Collins Avenue on South Beach. The 22,000 square foot building was purchased for $6.5 million in partnership with Wexford Capital.  According to Aria Development principal David Arditi he is looking to attract a fashion/clothing/apparel tenant to compliment… Read more…

Historic Buena Vista

One of my favorite neighborhoods in Miami is historic Buena Vista. Located to the north of the Design District, it happens to be one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. According to Historicpreservationmiami.com “In the 1890s, Buena Vista was a small village whose founding and growth paralleled Miami’s. During the Land Boom of the 1920s, the area… Read more…

Little Haiti Low-Income Housing Done Properly

  I stumbled upon this beautiful low-income housing project while biking through Little Haiti a couple of weeks ago.  Carrfour Supportive Housing  owns the Little Haiti Gateway housing complex, which was built in 1947. Many of the units face a courtyard which has a resident common area complete with a barbecue grill and picnic tables. All of the units… Read more…