Developer Submits Plans For 3 Luxury Towers With 750 Units, Replacing Biscayne 21 In Edgewater

Two Roads Development has submitted plans for a new project in Edgewater that will include three towers, according to The Real Deal.

The developer is buying out the Biscayne 21 condo building in Edgewater for the new project. A bulk unit closing is expected in the next 30 days which will give Two Roads majority control there.

Each of the three new towers is expected to rise 650 feet, which is the maximum permitted by the FAA in the area.

A total of 680 to 750 condo units are planned in the combined development.

The developer also said the project will be a “very high-end luxury product.” The units may be branded, with talks now underway with a brand.

Two Roads previously developed the 51-story Biscayne Beach (completed 2017) and the 57-story Elysee (completed 2021) in Edgewater.

 

To be demolished:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

 

 

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don shula
22 days ago

baywalk slowly coming along maybe by 2100

Downtowner
22 days ago

Except for the piece that would go around the Biscayne 21 property, you can now walk from the 15th St./Venetian Causeway up to about 24th St. It’s coming along, and the Biscayne 21 portion of it will be major addition.

Jesus
22 days ago

Beautiful. I can’t wait for developers to start building more west as they are in Brickell. Density is going to be spectacular.

sumpin'
22 days ago

density for what??

Anonymous
22 days ago

Because those one and two story houses we now see all over the place ain’t cut-n it.

Anonymous
22 days ago

The infrastructure where so many towers are currently being built ain’t “cut-n it” so what makes you think neighborhoods zoned for one and two story houses can accommodate ugly towers with ten-story parking garages?

Anon
22 days ago

Oh, I don’t know. Maybe Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the changes in most major cities in the last 50 years?

cleavage or bust
21 days ago

they have the job market to support growth as such…we dont and we dont have the wages either…

Anonymous
20 days ago

^
And we never will as long as we have people who think like you in charge of the local government.

Anonymous
12 days ago

That whole corner is man-made.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Exactly buildings everywhere but horrible traffic no transit and not walkable

Anonymous
22 days ago

Can you afford a vehicle and put one foot in front of the other?

Anonymous
22 days ago

Do you enjoy traffic?

Anonymous
22 days ago

^
When you drive your vehicle, aren’t you a part of the traffic you hate?

Anon
22 days ago

Edge water is very walkable Publix near by and tons of bars / restaurants. Agreed we need more mass transit but that usually never gets built before the density appears.

Nadine
22 days ago

I was born here..let me tell you there will never be mass transit like a subway or cable car. Metro rail is a failure and doesn’t provide what this city needs. These skyscrapers are killing Miami..more and more traffic is inevitable and its sad..

Anonymous
21 days ago

^
Geezz.. more people who see the city want to live here and that’s one reason for the ever increasing population. But let people like Nadine tell it, they know what ails this city and county.

Metrorail and the Metromover are not “failures,” what the city does with and to them will invoke failure or success, not skyscrapers and traffic.

chongalicious
21 days ago

there are no bars on biscayne from like 79th all the way to downtown….who wrote the liqour laws..yet every other build in wynwood gets a liqour license

Anonymous
22 days ago

Edgewater is extremely walkable. That’s one of the reasons I moved there. I find it more walkable than Brickell even given its proximity to Wynwood and Midtown.

Anonymous
22 days ago

good for you but Brickell is MUCH better with walkability

Anonymous
22 days ago

Ehh I love Brickell but it’s pretty small still. Edgewater has Midtown and Wynwood within walking distance. I would argue that makes it more walkable.

Anonymous
21 days ago

This will be an unpopular opinion clearly, but 30 minutes walking to Midtown from Margaret Pace, without shade at that, is a real stretch for “walkable” but okay. I get that everyone on this site wants Miami to be this interconnected and walkable wonderland it will probably never be in this century, so I’ll leave y’all to that fantasy.

Anonymous
20 days ago

You picked literally the furthest points in Edgewater to make your point. By that logic, Brickell isn’t “walkable” either considering that from the Icon towers to the Publix at Brickell Village is also a considerable walk.

Anonymous
20 days ago

That’s literally an 11 minute walk if you don’t prefer the 5 minutes to the Whole Foods across the bridge in the opposite direction, or you can hop the Metromover or the Trolley… try again. Like honestly please try again because I would love to see what y’all see in “walkability” for Edgewater to Midtown.

They call me...
18 days ago

Define “considerable”.
Icon is at 5th Street and Publix is at 9th Street, and 2 blocks west. 7 blocks total walk.

(Of course, if walking 7 blocks to a top notch grocery store is too tough…a person at Icon can just walk north 3 blocks to the Whole Foods).

Personally, if I lived in Icon, I’d order Amazon Fresh grocery delivery while I walked around the walking path around the perimeter of Brickell Key.

Not sure what walkable island Edgewater has…but maybe I’m one of the people that posts without knowing what I’m posting about.

They call me...
18 days ago

Right….just walk from Edgewater 10 blocks over the Biscayne Blvd, the railroad tracks, over the broken glass left from the previous night’s Smash & Grabs and voila! You’ve walked to Wynwood.

In Brickell, 10 blocks walks you over a bridge along the fully developed Baywalk past the excellent restaurants, to museums, sports arenas, luxury hotels, marinas, and Class A office buildings where very high paying jobs are available for those talented enough to get them.

They call me...
18 days ago

AND you do your own DIY oil changes in the front yard of your four plex in Edgewater.

Azarius
22 days ago

very good use of space

Not Anonymous
22 days ago

Very dense. Edgewater is on fire!

This D
22 days ago

Yes, hopefully they knock down all those ugly little Boca palm beach looking buildings and make modern city towers!

Pants Fire
22 days ago

^^dumb comment, units in small hi-end boutique buildings in upscale Boca and Palm Beach go for huge premiums that’ll make your 305 head spin

ParkingHater
22 days ago

Yes so instead let’s wait 40 years until they’re falling apart

ParkingHater
22 days ago

lets* fuck

Anonymous
21 days ago

Let’s was correct. It’s short for let us

This D
22 days ago

I’m guessing you live up there Boomer.. and the 305 is a different animal compared those crappy cities

Anonymous
22 days ago

Right, the 305 is an animal. Those “crappy cities” aren’t building giant inhumane cigarette boxes. It’s not just Boomers who appreciate nice buildings to look at…

Anonymous
20 days ago

^
We see enough one to three story bland buildings in South Florida now.

Good thing we have highrise buildings over three stories in the 305 to remind us that we’re now in the year 2022.

Anonymous
22 days ago

hi-end boutique buildings in upscale boca and palm beach go for huge premiums that will make your 305 head spin? you should not be visiting a blog about the 305, visit real estate blogs about broward and palm beach

Anonymous
22 days ago

I can assume what the “D” in the OP’s name stands for.

This D
22 days ago

It means you need viagra

Anonymous
22 days ago

Been waiting for this one. Biscayne 21 is so out of place over there.

Anne A.
22 days ago

Sleek and beautiful with tons of balconies. Love it.

Zonked
22 days ago

Why does everything need to be “Luxury”. Give me some bottom of the barrel, non-special, coupon-cutting, normal apartments so people under the age of 45 can afford to live and work in the city.

Ryan
22 days ago

Melo would like a word lol

Anonymous
22 days ago

You can find “normal” apartments in other places in South Florida (not to mention other cities/states in the Midwest). This is a hot area on the water. It was destined for luxury.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Don’t you know? He thinks he’s entitled to pay Homestead prices on bayfront land, and likely have his student loan debt for a useless degree forgiven.

El Pingolyn :)
22 days ago

Best comment on this thread. I love how people think Downtown, Brickell, and Edgewater are in someway supposed to be affordable for everyone in the county. I suppose we should all get in line for our daily food & wine rations at WholeFoods in Brickell and free toilet paper at Publix in Parkwest. I dunno maybe because freedom & capitalism.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Yes!!!

ParkingHater
22 days ago
They call me...
22 days ago

Everything doesn’t have to be luxury …everything isn’t luxury.

Pickles
21 days ago

You missed that ride 30 years ago.

Carlosmbch
22 days ago

What a massive wall! …
Miami needs spires and no more twin towers with flat tops ….. greed and lack of vision … sad!

Non sesual with it
20 days ago

Agree. Maximum area possible.

Old Man Miami
22 days ago

Yes, tear that sh!t down and replace it with three glorious towers!

Non sesual with it
22 days ago

Where’s the variation though? Do we really want a 650ft wall of concrete blocking all the wind and sunlight?

Downtowner
22 days ago

I agree. It looks like it might have the effect of looking like some type of fortress.

Non sesual with it
20 days ago

At this rate it’s gonna be a massive concrete wall from north Miami to brickell. As they say in Mexico, Guacala!

Anonymous
22 days ago

Too bad there’s going to be zero height variation. From that project north is going to be a bench of 650ft towers.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Margaret Pace Park will not be enough for this many people. Its already too crowded. We are going to need another park…

Anonymous
22 days ago

Then just go a coupla blocks down the street to Maurice A. Ferre Park.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Museum Park is pretty close! You can even take the mover there.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Heck, you can take the Mover or walk to anyone of them if you want!

chattanooga choo choo
22 days ago

with silty landfill underneath and awaiting the army corp of engineers 20ft wall……

ParkingHater
22 days ago

Here’s hoping under 1:1 parking per apartment

Anonymous
22 days ago

Man, you sure like wasting your time hoping and wishing on shit you can do nothing about.

ParkingHater
22 days ago

I send 100s of emails a month to local elected officials, and constantly watch/attend local city/county meetings.

Of course I’m gonna wish for my city to be better

Anonymous
22 days ago

^
And haven’t you noticed this one thing yet?.. the more the population in this city/county grows, the more your voice gets drowned out.

city_beautiful
21 days ago

The bay needs some type of variation in height, if all the buildings want to top at the max height of 650ft, then it could affect the wind flow and make the city even hotter, its basically a wall. I’m going to call it the bay wall

m m
22 days ago

Is Edgewater the new Brickell?

Marie
22 days ago

Much better baby

They call me...
22 days ago

Just like Brickell…except there are no high paying jobs, no shopping, no Metromover, no Metrorail, no Four Seasons, no Mandarin Oriental, etc. Etc. Etc.

Zz01
22 days ago

… yet.

Anonymous
22 days ago

No, that’s Park West. Edgewater is just a vertical Kendall.

ex-Londoner in 33132.
21 days ago

Kendall?.You mean the hood according to ARod, haha. .

Anonymous
22 days ago

Even better. Edgewater has water views.

Downtowner
22 days ago

Edgewater has the potential to be a true city neighborhood, unlike Brickell, which started with buildings set far back from the road. I always thought of it as a vertical suburb. Edgewater’s buildings come up to the sidewalk, thanks to the Miami 21 zoning plan. You’ve got all the east-west streets with the thoroughfare (Biscayne) going through the middle. Major potential for pedestrian activity in all directions, if density is high enough and there are worthwhile places to frequent. Biscayne just needs to be “calmed” quite a bit.

Anonymous
22 days ago

I stopped at “Developers of Elysee”. After the utter garage debacle there I don’t want to trust them.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Elysee has to be the most ridiculous stupid copied tower we have here in Miami.

Anonymous
21 days ago

So far.. the next one will be the Waldorf Astoria tower.

Nimby
22 days ago

What if some unit owners of Biscayne 21 refuse to sell their units?

Anonymous
22 days ago

They can’t.

Gumbee
22 days ago

Florida Condominium Act: At least 80 percent of unit owners must vote in favor of termination. No more than 10 percent of unit owners can vote against termination.

wanderer34
22 days ago

As long as the capacity of the building is increased, and it helps boost population, then it’s a plus.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Another 3 boxes!!! 🤮🤮🤮

Anonymous
22 days ago

What’s the price point?

Michael
22 days ago

That older condo is so nice. My friend had an apt. In there on the 9th floor and it was beautiful.

Anonymous
22 days ago

I wish they would build towers like these two, three, or four blocks west. That will make the skyline look better and provide cheaper apartments for people who’re looking and really need them.

Anonymous
22 days ago

I live here on the 6th floor. I love this building!

Lea
22 days ago

What are the terms of the buy out?

Downtowner
22 days ago

I know that owners of 1/1 apartments (about 830 sq. ft.) got nearly $700K.

Anonymous
21 days ago

I believe once the contract closes this month, owners have the option to stay at units another 12 months. I am a renter here so I don’t know what unit owners got, but I imagine well over market value

Michael
22 days ago

Maybe u knew my friend??

Anonymous
22 days ago

An aight tower that appears to bulge from the top, more elegantly than Elysee, but crappy the twin box towers behind it with goatse action in the middle? Please… Even Aimco is proposing something prettier.

Anonymous
22 days ago

the edgewater side of the skyline will look great with these buildings and elysee, missoni baia and area reserve next to each other

Anonymous
22 days ago

You look at edgewater and you can not distinguish one box from another, except for the semi telescopic looking one, they are all the same crap. What a waste of prime land!!!

Anonymous
22 days ago

true true true

cleavage or bust
21 days ago

the density hoes dont care…

Anonymous
21 days ago

Developers build these towers to make money, not to appease you and me with how they look.

I Said What I Said
21 days ago

This is not a defense. They can build these towers to any reason they like. Many of them are still ugly as h*ll. And no, I don’t have money to build anything – they’re still ugly.

Anonymous
21 days ago

^
Again, developers build these towers to make money, not to appease you and me with how they look.

El Pingolyn :)
22 days ago

Should be made into whole\half floor units. 3 towers 150 +\- units. Shaped differently, maybe diagonally offset for max views & profit, rooftop amenities & restaurant. Priced competitively with SunnyIsles. NO AIR BNB

El Pingolyn :)
22 days ago

650ft divided by 12 feet times 3 was my quick math

Anonymous
22 days ago

What happens to the current residents?

nobody
22 days ago

good question!

Downtowner
22 days ago

They’re going to be just fine. The 1/1 units alone got nearly $700K from the developer. Maybe they can’t buy in the new buildings, but they can certainly still get something in the area.

Anonymous
22 days ago

it’s good to see those eyesores go and replaced with bigger and better buildings but i’m also sad to see so many people displaced, miami not only lacks affordable housing but it’s knocking down the few affordable buildings left. city officials were warned a long time ago about this problem but did n’t do anything about it. now people are suffering the consequences of their lack of vision

Anonymous
22 days ago

Let me guess, Taddeo supporter. You talk as if people are being displaces from Liberty City as opposed to waterfront prime real estate.

Anonymous
22 days ago

”you talk as if people are being displaced from liberty city as opposed to waterfront prime real estate”. not everyone that lives on edgewater is rich. there are some affordable buildings that were rented to the local work force which is being displaced.i’m glad to see new development in this neighborhood but we need affordable housing or at least developers should help them find a place to live

Anonymous
22 days ago

Sorry but developers main goal is to make as much money as possible.. not make sure other developments reach their potential.

calivalle
22 days ago

ARIA..?

Non sesual with it
22 days ago

How does one just convince everyone to sell their condo?

Downtowner
22 days ago

$$$$. Everyone has their price, although there are few holdouts yet in Biscayne 21. Still, they’re already at the 90% threshold of owners willing to sell.

Anonymous
22 days ago

And you said two giant stick points, and that is – “MONEY and OWNERS WILLING TO SELL!”

I keep saying some people in this country need learn and realize what CAPITALISM is and pay heed to what living in a CAPITALISTIC COUNTRY with a CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM is all about.

Anonymous
21 days ago

I meant – “giant sticking points”

Aaron
21 days ago

Biggest fraud for the city yet!

Francis
15 days ago

There has not been any increase in the road capacity in over 25 years. Biscayne Blvd virtually the same size it was in 1970. How long are you going to be walking for… til your early Seventies then what? They are allowing these 700+ units but with no parking capacities to handle the Units plus guest or even enough for Event parking… You can only drive freely between 10 and 2pm ….