Galbut to present 600 Alton Road plans to West Avenue association

Rendering of proposed rental/retail at South Shore.

Rendering of proposed rental/retail at South Shore.

The owners of South Shore Hospital, the gutted structure at the foot of the MacArthur Causeway that’s been an eyesore since Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, will present plans for a new development on the property at a community meeting on Tuesday at the Miami Beach Golf Course.

The meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., is a preview for the West Avenue Corridor Neighborhood Association. WAVNA asks residents who plan to attend to RSVP.

South Shore, at 630 Alton Rd, had closed well before before Wilma blew out about 100 windows from the structure on Oct. 24, 2005. In the years since, it has deteriorated further, and owner Crescent Heights has proposed several different plans for development, including a big mall and residential tower.

That controversial plan drew opposition from neighborhood associations on West Avenue and South of Fifth. It also created a controversy when Crescent Heights owner Russell Galbut sought to hold a design charrette at Miami Beach City Hall for the development. He ultimately moved that meeting to the Shelbourne Hotel, which Crescent Heights owns.

The latest plan, is believed to be a simpler proposal with street-level retail and rental apartments above.



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