Please take a look at video below (click either pictures below) which will show how the Entrance to Miami Beach is pending a MAJOR decisive moment this coming week. MB Commissioners are due to vote on the establishment of 3+ Acre Park & Iconic Tower, next Wednesday 11/14 @ 10am at City Hall. Please see the video below & share with ALL Miami Beach Residents & Interested Parties. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform our Community & mitigate the effects of sea levels rising!

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The Park on Fifth Miami Beach

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Below is the vision that Russell Galbut & Crescent Heights is envisioning for their project at 500-600-700 Alton Road. It is unusual for anyone to assemble this amount of commmercially viable property in any city, let alone Miami Beach (South Beach). There is an approved project that follows all of the existing zoning that takes up all three blocks with a dense ensemble of rental units. That project has been approved as of a few years back, but the Developer (Russell Galbut) is proposing an alternative:

Crescent Heights has decided to take a more visionary approach: the idea is as follows: WITHOUT adding any additional FAR, he would build instead a slim tower on the 500 Block that was designed to not block ANY views from the ICON South Beach condo building, the BENTLEY BAY or the FLORIDIAN, and transform the current site of former 7-Eleven building, parking lot & the South Shore Hospital shell (which is an eyesore) is the current gateway to South Beach via 5th Street. By concentrating the FAR in only one block, Crescent Heights is proposing to GIVE BACK to the community the entire 600 and 700 Blocks & turn them into a park.

The Developer is planning to use a landscaping design & technology that Landscape Architect Justine Velez worked on years ago (along with another firm), and hasbeen used successfully in Mill Creek Park in Mill Race Park in Columbus, Indiana. (see below) Just as in Miami Beach, Mill Race Park is located at the confluence of water elements, and much of the parkland is an active floodplain. Foremost among the constraints of the Mill Race site was the issue of annual flooding. Rather than attempt to prevent or shut out the regular flood waters, the design explores numerous ways to integrate this natural annual rhythm into the use and experience of the site.


The overall affordability and durability of the site materials reflect an intentional efficiency of materials in both the construction and the maintenance of the park. The fill generated in the excavation of Round Lake was used to build an earthen amphitheater as well as the berms around the basketball court. Many of the paved surfaces use reinforced concrete instead of asphalt, which can be peeled up by floods. The steel and glass block restroom walls are raised to allow flood waters to flow through; the playground is elevated on a wide earth platform; the amphitheater stage is nestled into the protected higher ground of the crescent landform.

Plantings include mostly hardy native species, including grasses that can weather drought and trees that can withstand saturated soils. Crescent Heights has informed that the SW corner of Miami Beach is the lowest point of the island, and often times floods when we experience heavy rainstorms. The pumps that have been installed are only a partial stop-gap (and have so far caused significant sewage drain into Biscayne Bay). Crescent Heights is proposing to design a park where ALL of the water would flow to, and without relying on artificial means, where water would gradually and naturally be absorbed into the aquifer after it has been recycled and cleaned.


The recent impact of Hurricane Irma, along with the reality of global warming and water rise cannot be denied. I personally believe this to be an innovative and creative approach to addressing the issue of flooding and rising sea levels at the prominent entrance to Miami Beach. I'm sure there will be pockets of resistance to the proposed height of the tower. However, given the potential benefits to the city & community of having a large public space (in a prime location) it's a debate/ discussion well worth having.

In my opinion, the potential enhancement in value to the surrounding neighborhood / condo buildings justifies a building height compromise. This is potentially the "heighest and best use" of the 500 - 700 Blocks along Alton Road.


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The Cosmopolitan is one of the finest examples of the best of South Beach real estate. These condo towers truly represent the pinnacle of the luxury South Beach lifestyle. Located in the heart of the South of Fifth Street District (SoFi), the Cosmopolitan offers residents the best of Miami living at some of the most affordable prices in the area.

Best of South Beach Real Estate: The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan Towers - South Beach Condo were developed in 2004 by Groupe Pacific and designed by Maurice Salazar. The development is located at 110 Washington Avenue in stylish Miami Beach. The six story towers feature 223 units that range in size from 686 square feet to 1,247 square feet. Prices range from just under $400,000 to upwards of $790,000. The Cosmopolitan is nestled in the heart of the SoFi district and is just blocks from some of the most famous restaurants and clubs of South Beach.

Amenities at the Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan offers residents a wide range of luxury amenities. Some of the posh features of this community include:

Residence Amenities

  • Several floor plans available including pied-a-terre, one, two, and two bedrooms plus den
  • Romantic balconies
  • Expansive terraces in some units
  • Units with floor to ceiling windows
  • Gourmet European-style kitchens
  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Stainless steel backsplashes
  • Under-counter lighting
  • Full size washer/dryer
  • European style baths with Porcelanosa-tiled walls
  • Floating cabinetry in baths
  • Stainless steel sink in baths
  • Half glass shower enclosure
  • Whirlpool tubs in master baths
  • Towels bars constructed of rich wood
  • Spacious walk-in closets
  • Pre-wiring for all electronics

Community Amenities

  • Luxurious lobby entrance designed by award-winning interior designer Tessi Garcia and Associates
  • 24 hour security
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge services
  • Landscaped courtyard pool deck and lounge area with cascading waterfalls
  • State of the art fitness center with strength training and conditioning equipment
  • Private club room with billiards

Luxury Living in the Heart of SoFi

One of the Cosmopolitan’s greatest assets is its location in the heart of the SoFi District. It has a reputation of being ultra-exclusive and attracts the well-heeled from all over the world. The neighborhood features an amazing variety of restaurants and bars, including:

  • Joe’s Stone Crab
  • DeVito’s (owned by actor Danny DeVito)
  • Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Prime 112
  • Simth & Wollensky Steakhouse
  • Au Pied de Cochon
  • Taverna Opa
  • China Grill
  • Clarke’s neighborhood pub
  • La Piaggia Beach club
  • Big Pink
  • Monty’s South Beach
  • Prime Italian
  • Ted’s Hideaway Tavern

SoFi has an atmosphere not unlike that of a gated resort, with a definite relaxed European vibe. Residents can gather every day at 7am and 6pm to practice yoga at mixed level classes held at the pink lifeguard stand at the Third Street Beach. Those that crave a more party-like atmosphere can head to trendy Nikki Beach Club. Here beautiful bodies catch some rays on daybeds under private canopies while watching young women dance in blue fringed-bikinis. Boating enthusiasts will love SoFi’s close proximity to the Miami Beach Marina, which offers a wide array of water services and amenities.

The Kleer Team is committed to providing clients with value added services in all aspects of the real estate transaction. Allan Kleer and his team are known for representing high profile celebrity clients, as well as high net worth international clientele. TheKleerTeam team also represents many first time Luxury Miami Beach Condos and Miami Beach Waterfront Homes buyer. To schedule an appointment for a personal interview call 305 748 2058.

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The Grand Venetian is a luxury Miami Beach waterfront condominium complex located on Island Avenue just off the Venetian causeway in Miami Beach, Florida. This magnificent structure features unparalleled views of Downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay, the city of Miami Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Grand Venetian is just minutes away from the great nightlife of South Beach, the pedestrian walking mall of Lincoln Road, and the sandy, sun-drenched beach. The Grand Venetian Tower is also in close proximity to major restaurants, unique shops and gourmet markets. With great amenities and features like this, the residents at the Grand Venetian experience a truly luxurious and pampered lifestyle!

As the interior and exterior have recently undergone extensive renovation, the Grand Venetian offers all of the amenities and services of much more expensive condo buildings. As such, the units in this high-quality tower are a tremendous value for the astute buyer!

Residence Features

  • Wrap-around balconies
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Washer and dryer
  • Fitness facility, tennis court, and management office
  • Located in the prestigious and exciting Venetian Island of South Beach
  • Plenty of secured parking for residents and guests
  • 24-hour security, valet parking and concierge services
  • Some units have expansive terraces on the PH level
  • European-style baths with bidets and oversized jacuzzi bathtub
  • Walk-in closets

Additional Amenities

  • Owners have the option of renting dock slips located at the Marina located just across the street
  • Professionally decorated interiors and lobbies
  • Pool deck and party rooms overlooking the water, an oasis in the heart of South Beach
  • Walking distance to Publix supermarket, Joe Allen’s restaurant, and Epicure Gourmet Market

There is currently a private database of reduced resale opportunities for buyers. Due to confidentiality agreements, some of these deals are not on the open market. They have been instructed by sellers to bring reasonable offers. For more information about Grand Venetian Condos or other available condos, please click here.

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If the sunlit pools, facilities for summer sports, and upscale amenities of Grand Venetian interest you, you can visit the facility to take a tour. This community is ideal if you visit South Beach, Miami often and want to purchase a condo to relax in each year, or if you’re seriously considering making Miami your permanent home. For more information on The Grand Venetian in South Beach, click here for a personal consultation with Allan Kleer.

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Continuum II South Beach is presented by Allan Kleer, MBA, PA. Kleer is a condominium specialist. The community is developed by Eichner Development. For more information on Continuum North condo units for sale, review floorplans, view pictures and compare sold prices, visit

Condo Community Overview

Continuum II North Tower condominiums are the newest of the condo towers that are part of the Continuum South Beach Master Association. Construction was completed in 2006. The neighborhood is at the southernmost portion of Ocean Drive, and was built on the last piece of undeveloped ocean property on South Beach.

The Continuum North Tower is on twelve acres in the most exclusive area of the South of Fifth neighborhood in Miami Beach. There are twin Continuum Towers, North and South, and towers are the only condos on South Beach that has an exclusive private beach that is 1,000 feet.

The condo neighborhood was designed to exhibit the finest of resort living. There is even a spacious meeting/conference room on the property for residents to take advantage of. Residents and guests will also appreciate the 24-hour valet parking service provided by the Continuum community.The amenities make it easy for visitors and residents to experience a paradise-like environment. Continuum North also offers:

Beautifully manicured lawns
Lush gardens
Ocean views
3 har-tru tennis courts

The tower is 37 stories and has 203 condo units. Each unit has:

10-foot ceilings
Large terraces
Floor-to-ceiling glass structures and doors, made of hurricane-impact glass

The Continuum North Tower also has a double-height lobby with Venetian Plaster walls, beautiful wood accents and contemporary lighting. There are also private elevators that lead to individual private foyers. The designer residences open up to bright light and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Downtown Miami skyline. Residents can take advantage of custom floorplans, oversized master bedrooms and bathrooms, large kitchens and a sporting club that is more than 15,000 square feet. Each condo residence is fully equipped with smart technology like LCD displays and high-speed internet connections. The community is also pet-friendly, without restrictions.

The community includes a state-of-the-art, full equipped fitness center, complete with a spa, a rooftop smoothie bar, and men’s and women’s lounges with steam rooms and saunas. Residents of the condo community are also within walking distance to fine restaurants like DeVito’s South Beach Restaurant, and Smith and Wollensky, a fine steakhouse that is just off South Pointe Park.

Please contact the Kleer Team for our private database or resale opportunities with original buyers in Continuum North on South Beach. Because of confidentiality agreements, some of the condos are not on the open housing market as the owners have requested to be anonymous. We’ve been specifically instructed by sellers to present them with reasonable offers. Contact for more details.

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Wondering just where to catch some of the best fun and nightlife that Miami has to offer? Whether you’re into shopping, dining or dancing with celebrities, Miami will dazzle you with its incredible lifestyle. Here’s a look at the most exciting destinations in this beautiful Florida city.

South Beach

Perhaps the most famous of all the Miami hotspots, South Beach is a can’t-miss spot on any Miami to-do list. Located a short drive from downtown on a barrier island, South Beach is rich with interesting sites and things to do. Start at the South of Fifth neighborhood on the southern tip of the island. Here you’ll find ultra-chic condo towers and private marinas with incredible views of downtown Miami in the distance.

Enjoy the gorgeous Art Deco buildings along the infamous Ocean Boulevard, just steps from the beach. Scope out the bodies of the bathing beauties lining the sand, or take in a delicious meal at the News Café, where you may just spot a celebrity or two.

Then head to Lincoln Road/17th Street. You’ll find some of the best restaurants Miami has to offer as well as trendy boutiques and specialty stores. If you love books, you’ll love the bookstore Books & Books where you might also happen upon a bestselling author signing copies of their latest tome. Once night falls, hit any one of the well-known nightclubs that line the road and be sure to keep a lookout for your favorite star.

Some South Beach Condos you may want to check out: APOGEE CONDO, Continuum South Beach , Murano at Portofino & Icon South Beach Condos

Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami has been experiencing a rebirth in recent years. Many new luxury condo high-rises now dot the cityscape, bringing with them new residents and new life to the area. If shopping is your thing, be sure to stop at the Bayside Marketplace where you’ll find boutique shops and retail chains. Or stop and dine and one of the many new restaurants and eateries that have popped up in Downtown, representing some of the best cuisine in the area.

Getting There

Don’t miss out on all the exciting scenery by taking Interstate 95. Instead, take the scenic route down A1A along the coast and enjoy the fabulous ocean views. This route will take you directly into Miami Beach where you will arrive on Collins Avenue, in the heart of it all.

When traveling from South Beach to Downtown Miami, make sure to head over on the MacArthur Causeway. This busy road spans the Biscayne Bay and gives commuters unparalleled views of Star Island to the north with its spectacular mansions, where celebrities such as Gloria Estefan, Shaquille O’Neal, Rosie O’Donnell and Lenny Kravitz reside. South of the causeway is Cruise Ship Alley which just might get you in the mood to head out on a water excursion of your own.

Miami is unlike any other city in the nation. Not only is it an important business center, but it is an epicenter of cultural activity for the Latin community. It is quickly becoming home to more and more Europeans who are choosing to make Miami their home away from home.

You can browse our Miami Beach Real Estate Blog for the latest in Miami & South Beach. Looking for Miami Beach Waterfront Homes and Luxury Miami Beach Condosfor sale? The Kleer Team will show you the hottestCondos in Miami Beach. Call 949-735-9014 to schedule a meeting.

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