By: Ismael Rodriguez

The board of directors at Santa Maria Brickell, one of Miami’s iconic luxury residences, voted in favor of presenting its homeowners the $2.5 million project by BRG Studio that sets out to revamp its aged health club.

Homeowners at Santa Maria will receive ballots and vote on the proposed renovations by BRG Studio, a Miami-based architectural firm, that pose a cost-effective alternative to expanding and reinvigorating the current gym space.

However, the project will need a 51 percent approval rate to pass and go into the construction phases, which were tailored with the residents in mind, keeping part of the gym open at all times.

The new design, which will emphasize a 360-degree view of the city and bay, includes one multi-purpose room, a spacious lounge room and spas for men and women. The firm and board of directors at Santa Maria also hope the new design will increase property values for all homeowners by keeping pace with competitive luxury properties in Miami’s real estate market.

The renovations of the gym and spa are set to begin once the residents approve and permits are issued by the City of Miami. Thereafter, construction work will begin and is expected to last between 12 to 16 months.