Hospitality guru Mio Danilovic is turning his hand to residential development.

Earlier this week, Danilovic received design approval from the city of Miami Beach to replace the existing two-story building at 1311 15th Terrace with four sleek condos designed by restaurant-hotel architecture firm Francois Frossard Design – TAI Hospitality.

According to plans filed with the city, the four-story building is elevated to compensate for sea level rise. Design features include a cantilevered canopy, wood slat fencing, impact-glass windows and balcony, vertical gardens strung along steel cable lines. Townhouse units range from 2,077 square feet to 2,127 square feet.

The project, located at the center of a residential neighborhood, stands in stark contrast to the two-story Art Deco buildings adjacent to the site. But it is contextually appropriate with the scale and modernist design of other recent projects nearby, according to the application.

The plans entail demolishing the existing 2-story building and its seven units built in 1925. Miami Immobiliare Corp., registered under Danilovic, purchased the 3,581-square-foot building for $1.49 million in 2016.

Plans initially were filed in February 2020. The owners will now have to apply for building permits.

Danilovic, the former vice president of nightlife operations for sbe Entertainment, co-founded of Liquid Hospitality with nightlife impressario (and convicted murderer) Chris Paciello. The two created Rockwell Miami and the breezy Watson Island restaurant, Joia Beach.

Francois Frossard has designed several high-end nightclubs, including Story; hotels in Cancun and Jamaica; and restaurants including Villa Azur and the now-closed Forge.

Francois Frossard Design and Danilovic did not respond to multiple interview requests.

Source: Miami Herald