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Dezer To Build ‘Town’ For Millenials In North Miami Beach With 2,000 Homes

Gil Dezer is planning to redevelop the Intracoastal Mall in North Miami Beach into a “very special new town” for millennials, according to wesellislands.com.

Dezer announced the project at an event for brokers held at Residences of Armani/Casa sales center in Sunny Isles Beach.

2,000 units are planned in several towers, including smaller loft spaces. There will also be a WeWork area.

Residents will have access to amenities including fiber optic internet, “the largest metropolitan wine cave in the world,” virtual reality rooms, and top of the line fitness facilities.

Easy transportation to nearby areas popular with millennials is also a focus. The plans include a high speed “vaporetto” boat that would offer quick connections to South Beach and Wynwood via the Intracoastal Waterway. Access to Uber will also be a priority.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Is this an April fools joke?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Where do you dock a boat in Wynwood?

Anonymous
Anonymous

at least someone in the Miami area who realizes there is water all around us that can be actually used as fast means of transport without building expensive infrastructure..

Anonymous
Anonymous

Certainly is the most interesting part of this proposal. What’s the travel time and frequency?

Anonymous
Anonymous

There is a very vocal group of elderly NIMBYs living in Eastern Shores that will fight this with their last dying breaths. I lived there years ago and there were always signs up opposing new development.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, I know several of them. LOL!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Interesting concept but location wise not great at all. This location is really out of the way for the places I imagine would be important to millennials, which would be brickell, sobe, wynwood, civic center area, downtown, coral gables, which when you map those areas what you are left with is downtown. It could be cool if they focus the development as a “resort style” development, like a natural oasis away from the urban areas, so as to justify it’s remoteness from the day to day activity areas, but that kind of bumps up the development cost which puts it out of their financial reach. So your back to square one.

I will say this, that site has struggled as a purely retail area, for good reason, its difficult to get to, so he is smart to try to introduce residential there, but it’s a tough site.

Anonymous
Anonymous

^ This guy gets it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Eastern Shores is very close to FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus (which has about 7,000 students), so there are actually a good deal of young people living near by. It’s also very close to Aventura which–even if it lacks hipster credibility–probably attracts more people under 30 than Wynwood and the Civic Center combined.

That said, even though Eastern Shores and FIU are about 1 mile apart as the crow flies, it’s not very convenient getting to and from campus without a car because 163rd and Biscayne Blvd are not bike/pedestrian-friendly and you have to go all the way around Oleta Sate Park, making the actual walking distance closer to 5 miles. The same goes for Aventura, which is not as accessible by foot as you would expect.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wait no more duffys?????? !!!! 🙁

Anonymous
Anonymous

I thought the same and how would ipic fit in this picture.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Easy access… sure.. but the traffic still sucks.

Pauldine
Pauldine

Many people posting here are forgetting a simple fact of ….. price. Yes Brickell, Wynwood etc but is anyone familiar with those land prices? To build a complex with amenities plus access to water and jobs ranging from Biscayne corridor to Aventura (and ft lauderdale)…. location could work.
Premium land and position is best delivered to a yuppie or higher target.
Traffic on the street is can be rough but as a former resident of south Beach and current Brickell one, what’s the diff? I’m always in traffic.
Additionally the new retail and office coming to the corner of 163 rd and Biscayne will also be a draw.
Only concern is the sheer number of units and the reliance on public transportation is a city that isn’t fully developed for that …. yet.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This property is in North Miami Beach.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Millenials love the beach.

Anonymous
Anonymous

CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!?!?!?!?!?

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

Lol. I wonder if all the young’ns will even get it. RIP RK.

CondoForSale?
CondoForSale?

The entrance and exits will need major infrastructure to accommodate the masses. Will it raise raise our property value in Eastern Shores? If not I have a condo for sale!

Anonymous
Anonymous

“The difference between yachting and boating is defined by who makes your drinks”..That sounds like a Real Housewives tagline!!!

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

Most millenials I know still live with mom and dad. No jobs. At least no “real”jobs. I see lots of empty apartments. Gee I sound so negative. Maybe because I’m old.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No more room for super luxury condos …… now the millennial are the target !!!! 😀

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very smart development, 45% of millennials live at home in the Miami area. This is a target market developers have to pursue (preferably in the densest urban areas) if we are going to create even more activity in the Brickell, Downtown, Edgewater, and Midtown/Wynwood areas.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They live home… because they have no money. How will they pay?

Anonymous
Anonymous

They’ll pay for it if it’s reasonably priced … that’s the only way it would work and the only way they’d move out … otherwise it’ll just be another luxury development

Anonymous
Anonymous

Mom and Dad will take care of it like they do for that particular generation.

Anonymous
Anonymous

More like mom and dad created this particular generation of income inequality, wage stagnation, exponential increases in tuition, destruction of social security, etc. Millenials pay the price while being called free-loaders. Teh irons, they’re hot.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

I own two of them. One 25 and one 27. I paid for school. It’s up to them now. By the way, as far as I know, I didn’t create any of the misery you are crying about. When was the last time you voted?

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

The liberals did

Anonymous
Anonymous

A new town for the laziest generation?…nice…there better be full service of everything since they won’t be lifting a finger or breaking a sweat god forbid.

Marc305
Marc305

I am from Generation X and I employ many Millennials who are far from being lazy. Currently the oldest Millennials are turning 37 and as they reach middle age many of them are already in prominent positions in fact some of my best agents were born after 1980.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Well said Marc, I’m from Generation X as well, while I worked hard for everything I had without an inch of help from my parents even in my teen years, my younger brothers and some of my cousins all born in the late 80’s and early to mid 90’s followed the same paths and worked just as hard for their success today. With a little guidance from us Gen X of course.

I do agree with the other commenter that baby boomers really need to step down already.

Marc305
Marc305

Totally agree with you. I started working at 15 as a dishwasher at Ponderosa steak house and have never stopped. I worked through High School and through College. Two of my best agents who are in their early 30’s did exactly the same thing. I personally find it easier to work with Millennials because they are computer savvy and are easier to teach. My agents who are boomers refuse to go paperless, will not use DocuSign, and still print listings instead of caring a tablet. We have offered training at no avail and their productivity suffers because of it.

Rod
Rod

Every generation thinks the next one is lazy, has horrible taste in music, style, etc, etc. And every generation complains that the previous one didn’t understand them. The cycle goes on and on forever.

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\\_(ツ)_/¯

Yes, absolutely the laziest. How dare they work just to have a quarter of their income go to rent, pay into social security they will never see and get left with crumbling infrastructure because the generation that helped create it refused to maintain it. Makes me sick.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s obviously because they’re just not trying. They prefer being straddled with college debt from tuitions rising 1000% and college becoming compulsory while wages stagnated and high-paying jobs were eliminated (while Baby Boomers could literally step out of high school to a career that could pay for a house and white picket fence). So lazy that when presented with this broken system, they decide to change it and evoke what is likely to become the most entrepreneurial generation ever. And then they get criticized for that.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Baby boomers should up and die already, they where the richest generation to ever live and they squandered all of it because they’re selfish and moronic–you guys think we had everything handed to us? You guys had 50+ of peace and prosperity delivered to you on a platter by hardworking people who had to claw out of the Great Depression and World War Two, how did you repay the world by letting infrastructure rot and by creating an extremely unstable financial system–hopefully millenials will realize enough is enough and demand to stop paying into social security so all you baby boomers can rot in in the street after being kicked out of the over priced nursing homes you helped create-baby boomers are pathetic, trying to deflect the blame for being a greedy and useless generation of morons

Rod
Rod

Relax. Don’t take it personally, you’re going to do the same exact thing and complain that your kids or grandkid’s are lazy, their music is horrible and they dress like _________.

ger
ger

Yes, things aren’t as wonderful as they used to be. After losing thousands of great people to the Viet Nam War, we have spent the last 15 years being downsized out of jobs with no hope for employment at anywhere near what we were making.

Each generation blames the ones before it for any of the current ills.

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

We all baby boomers have 401k and
So we might not need social security
We did not squandered it all and we try to continue what the hard working people handed to us so we can’t handed it to the next generation
But liberal economic policies and political correctness took that away from us and the millenniums
DONT BLAME US,
Use the money your generation spends in inbox, electronic cigarettes and virtual porn , spent less time in imaginary social media and enjoy life and with the money saved in all that crap built a 401k and don’t wait for a next generation to take care of you when you get old
I’m a pediatric doc and if you see the new generation that is brewing from the millenniums you will want to move to mars!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Born in ’59. Went from Cuba to Boston at age 6. Starting cleaning offices downtown at age 14. Went to college on scholarship. First university grad in my family. Put two kids through college. I’m a baby boomer and you are an ass.

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

Blame liberals no baby boomers

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh boohoo! crying and complaining a like a damn millennial. You don’t like what the last generation did then do something about it instead of having others do it for you. Geez, you are as bad as extreme feminists.

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\\_(ツ)_/¯

I envy you, Anon. Ignorance is truly bliss. I wish I grew up in an era where working 40 hours a week at a non-skill job could support a new house, car and even kids without an issue, yet here we are. And no, Im not a millenial – but everyone single one that i know works extremely hard and wants to make a living just like anyone else. Ive never heard a single one feel entitled to anything other than a hard earned paycheck. In fact, the only people I ever hear “crying and complaining” are boomers and Gen x’s who are unable to understand how the world works now. You know, the ones who find it easier to blame a persons behavior on the year they were born instead of the parents and environment that raised them.

Marcus
Marcus

Agreed, these whiney millennials are just as bad.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Baby boomers need to get kicked out out of their wheelchairs and out of congress already. It is ridiculous at this point.

Suomynona
Suomynona

YES! LET THE AGE WARS BEGIN!

Anonymous
Anonymous

For real. Gen X and millennials need to start taking over Congress.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed, baby boomers really need to get out of making Congressional decisions. Socially, It was just only a couple years ago that they found out about Facebook. A platform that has been around since 2004. It’ll be another 5 years when they discover and will start accepting Instagram. Lol. By then, most of them will be long gone.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sorry Gen X and millennials are too poor to brunette orboffice. That’s why Baby Boomers rules the Houses.

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

Blame the liberals

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

There will be also on the project psychotherapists to deal with the low tolerance to frustration.

Especial audio machines will greet and say polite things to other people including to the millenniums them selves

The food will be extensively organic and winsical so expensive that only millenniums with parents with large 401K will afford, the others will resent the government , the society and their parents

The half bathroom will be use as a motivational room with a tv cámara to tape self confession

The use of sport courts will be allowed with the premise not to compete, but only participate.

An interior decorator was hired to match the decor with basements, parents house efficiencies and guest rooms

Anonymous
Anonymous

don’t forget a safe space on every floor, with a blanket when they get their feelings hurt

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

Baby boomers critize millenniums with humor
Millenniums critizice baby boomers with bitterness

Anonymous
Anonymous

Who raised millennials? Bad parenting IMHO

AndrewN
AndrewN

What will happen to the iPic theater?!?!

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

Oh…the horror! Don’t we all come to this site to discuss design, architecture and art? All this ranting and raving is counter productive. Can’t…can’t we all just get along?

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