393-Unit Apartment Tower Planned At 2000 Biscayne

Verzasca Group is planning to build a rental tower at 2000 Biscayne, instead of a condo tower.

If approved, the 36-story project will include 393 apartment units, along with 455 parking spaces in an 8-story garage.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the plans on June 21.

Dorsky + Yue of Fort Lauderdale is the architect.

 

 

 

60-story condo tower has apparently been scrapped:

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Anonymous

The original design is 100x better. Its a shame they scraped it

Anonymous

Agree the original design much fancier.. but the market changed hence now a rental building.

Anonymous

This has now become the Miami Prototype…a generic stucco tower with some color accent trim on top of a parking garage with some random steel mesh panels and a feeble attempt at some street level commercial space. Urban Design anyone?

Anonymous

Exactly. One big vertical suburb.

Anonymous

A shame about the scrapped design. It was a refreshing change from the generic concrete boxes that we’ve got popping up all around. Add another to the list.

Traffic is going to get much worse not better in Miami if the code requires excessive parking. How about some light rail on Biscayne from downtown to 79th Street?

Anonymous

they could utilize the fec tracks that run along ne2nd ave and run right to 79th..biscayne is a state road and requires fdot approval for that kind of change..which I don’t think would happen and much off Biscayne is too narrow for that addition.it widens after like 125th street to county line..up there it could be possible for a rail line

Anonymous

The density is south of 79th. I think the ROW can handle rail on Biscyane. It’s the only way we will fix the traffic.

B Dub

Biscayne is two lanes each direction plus a center turn lane. Without dedicated lanes, light rail will just sit in traffic with the cars.
Running the 93Max express bus every 3 minutes instead of every 30 could take over 1000 cars per hour off Biscayne if people would ride it.

Anonymous

Please, don’t show what could have been for that hideous tower. The new rendering could get lost in Tampa or Jacksonville.

Anonymous

or Fort Lauderdale!

suomynona

Or, uh, you know, Miami.

That said, I have nothing against the new rendering.

Anonymous

BOY WHAT A DOWNGRADE!!

Anonymous

lol, even Melo probably goes “wtf is this?”. I think they are building more architecturally appealing stuff in North Korea these days.

Anonymous

You mean like Melo’s boring Melody box and the tower the Norks have been working on since the 1980s? Please…

Polo

They scrapped that beautiful tower for this ugly tower, what a shame!

Marc305

Can’t say that I am surprised. In the past 10 years I have seen many beautiful proposals fall through. The only one that is actually being built is 1000 Museum… sad!

Anonymous

From the sublime to the utilitarian. There ought to be an “aesthetics clause” that must be met before anything gets approved here.

Anonymous

If you look more closely at the renderings, the building is actually very interesting. They addressed the open views to the East with Full height windows that wrap around the entire eastern portion. The East, South, and West sides of the garage are actually using a unique metal panel. (the north could use some work). And the large bands of windows floor to ceiling break up the elevations nicely. I did like the previous building, however, I think this one will also fit in nicely. First time of heard of Dorsky + Yue, but Kudos to them.

anonymous rex

tremendo platform bro

Anonymous

people want their cars, don’t mind sitting in traffic all day.

Anonymous

Yeah, guajiros.
They’ve never lived in an urban city with no need to own a car

Anonymous

This new design looks just ” to flip the property to a new investor” and sale it as a rental project …

Anonymous

I never held my breath about Verzasca Group. Obviously these people are over their heads. Chances are they won’t build anything at all…just flip the land and get out.

Yohan Perez

This is a unique lot. Even though it is west of Biscayne blvd, it will have full water views of Biscayne bay thanks to the fact that Cite’ in the front is a low rise of 15 floors only. As such this should have gotten a treatment of a waterfront lot rather than a interior lot. They should have kept it as a condo tower and people would have still bought it even in this market cause there are not that many buildings with water views. Not a smart decision.

Anonymous

Correct analysis.

Anonymous

It’s not a bad looking tower, but still a downgrade considering what we could have had. I’ve seen worse, like 1836 Biscayne Boulevard.

Anonymous

with regards to the ghastly boring design.. at least when they eventually convert to condo’s they’ll be more on the ‘affordable’ side rather than luggggsurrry….

Anonymous

It was to good to be true.

Anonymous

What neighborhood is this considered? Edgewater? Midtown? Wynwood?

Anonymous

Edgewater

Anonymous

And they dropped ODP too.

Anonymous

New – boring.
Old – amazing.
Too bad. We already have a lot of this but it is understandable.

Anonymous

Hoping Braman fights this thing

Anonymous

Nice looking apartment building. Miami needs hundreds more like this to fill in all those empty lots in that area and beyond.

Anonymous

1100$ one bedroom apt glut coming to Miami real soon…

Anonymous

If they’re asking for and getting $1100 a month for one bedroom apartments in Miami, how can there be a “glut” coming?