RESIDENTIAL MIXED-USE APARTMENT BUILDING IN MIAMI
Our Miami architecture firm was hired to do this preliminary study for a 2-story apartment building to be built on the corner of W. Flagler Street and SW 19th Avenue. This original study was for retail on the bottom and apartments on the other floors.
The ground floor was planned for multiple spaces or one single space with an elevator and 2 sets of stairs for the apartments above.
We prepared the space with an exhaust duct that goes all the way to the roof, in case in the future, a tenant wants to use this space for a restaurant. There is no grease trap, but this could be added for a future restaurant as well.
The 2nd- through 4th-floor apartment units have their own air-conditioning units. The apartments on the Flagler side of the building have balconies. The balconies have horizontal electrostatically-painted railings. There is a mix of units ranging from small studio apartments to larger 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units.
The building site contains 14 parking spaces with more on the street. The parking on the north side of lot is partially covered.
It was planned to be landscaped according to the Miami 21 Zoning Code with street trees, onsite trees, shrubbery, and ground covers. As Miami architects, we understand the intricacies of the Miami 21 Zoning Code, both for building as well as for landscaping.
This project was not built because the client changed his mind and decided he wanted commercial spaces instead of residential apartment units. You can see the new building design here.
GROUND AND SECOND FLOOR PLANS
THE ARCHITECTURAL PROCESS
United Architects went through several meetings with city officials to make sure the zoning on the building was correct. Then, as is our typical process as Miami architects, once we have determined that the zoning is correct, we start designing the floor plans and the elevations. We go over in detail the desired outcome of the clients. What size unit does he want? How many units of one size and how many of the others? How big does he want the units? Does he want an onsite laundry or does he want each unit to have its own washing machine and dryer? These are some of the many questions we ask.
You can read more on the design and construction of residential and commercial buildings here.
If you have a two-story or mid-rise building you want to have designed and built, call the principal of the firm, Maria Luisa Castellanos, Architect, at 305-439-7898. If you need to find a lot for the building you are planning, we can help you with that too.
You can read about the real estate services she can provide to you here.