Ballet Valet Parking Garage & Retail Center

Miami Beach, Florida

Project Information

Located in the historic Art Deco District in South Beach, this mixed-use development consists of a 6-level parking garage and a band of historic Art Deco facades that have been restored and turned into viable retail shops. Not only was this the first new construction in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District, but it served as a test for other garages built in the following years.

The upper garage facade is composed of grid patterned fiberglass components, incorporating horizontal wave designs, reflective of the ocean. Spanning the entire length of each elevation on all levels are planters with various types of vines and landscaping. The five stories of the parking structure become a vertical green zone in the historic District, a monumental sculpture about the ocean done in topiary. The program called for the reconstruction of the existing retail storefronts that were partially demolished. Once completed, the result was a nine-shop retail strip facing Collins Avenue called the “Stores at the Car Park.”

This development is the only garage that is a recipient of the Urban Land Institute National Award of Excellence.

International Parking Institute Award of Merit
Urban Land Institute National Award of Excellence

Project Details

Public, Retail, Sustainable Transportation
ArchitectureGeo - Landscape
Area 206,000 SF / 19,140 m2

Photo Credit: © Dan Forer