Dezer Gets Approval To Build $1.5 Billion ‘Town For Millennials’

It is finally approved: Developer Gil Dezer has received the green light to build a $1.5 billion project that will be its own “town” with thousands of residents. Dezer has previously said the focus would be millennials.

The project will be built just across the water from Sunny Isles in North Miami Beach. It will be known as Uptown Harbour (the property is currently known as the Intracoastal Mall).

The proposal includes plans to dig an entirely new canal on the site.

The North Miami Beach commission voted in favor of the project 4-3, according to the Herald. However, residents of neighboring Eastern Shores say they will challenge the approval in court.

In 2017, Dezer told brokers that the project would be built as a “town for millennials,” including vaporetto boat service to Wynwood and South Beach. Dezer said more recently however that nearly all units will be sold as luxury condos, so it isn’t clear if the focus will still be on younger residents.

The project will include five 40 story towers, along with a mix of mid and low rise structures.

Here’s what the fully built out development will include:

  • 1,750 luxury condominiums
  • 200 rental apartments
  • 50 townhouses
  • 375,000 square feet of retail, including a supermarket and gym
  • 200,000 square feet of office
  • 250 hotel rooms
  • A fire and police substation

In total, there are 30 acres on the property, with 9.4 acres of open space (including the canal and a park).

 

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Azarius
4 months ago

Just build it already and please stop using millenniums for your baby boomer luxury marketing schemes

Azarius
4 months ago

Millenniums require a affordability so affordable housing is a must

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hey Azarius, I see you like to say “baby boomer” because you think it’s a put down, so here’s what I want you to do. Take a drink every birthday and count how many you had to see if you can finally get to the age of a lot of those “baby boomers” who you like putting down.

Bottoms up!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ok boomer

Anonymous
4 months ago

go post another black square sheep –

-actual woke millennial

Anonymous
4 months ago

Okay boomer

Anonymous
4 months ago

Most boomers retired or could retire at age 62, you’re gonna have to work until you’re 72.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The old adage…you can sell an old man an young man’s car, but can never sell a young man an old man’s car.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Good development but the city should require the developer to build and improve the roads going into the property because traffic is going to be insane.

Azarius
4 months ago

and more affordable housing

Azarius
4 months ago

And mass transit to this area to help the population density of the city

Anonymous
4 months ago

The best option you have is adding more bus route options here. The ferry may help but only if its reasonably priced. You see Ferrys work well in places like Croatia because they are not very expensive and they drop you off in central locations.

Rail would not make any sense due to price and the only train station that may be built nearby will be closer to aventura mall

Anonymous
4 months ago

There’s also going to be a commuter rail station by FIU Biscayne Bay if that goes through, though thats still kind of far. Maybe they could have a shutttle going between the development and the train station

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ferry service between Miami and Miami Beach has already been tried and it failed do to lack of ridership.

Look it up if you don’t believe me.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s not an affordable housing neighborhood.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Um, the city own the streets, that’s why you pay taxes for the upkeep and fixing of them.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I wish I was a millionaire while in college to afford these lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

I wish I could’ve walked first instead of crawling.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Millennials aren’t in college but working career jobs

Yet Another Anonymous
4 months ago

What happened to the other big project by FIU?

Realtalk Reilly
4 months ago

Oh, “a town for millennials”? So you mean, an active adult retirement community? Because how old are millennials at this point? I remember when they were the cool young cohort, and all the advertisers kissed their asses. Now they’re literally old news. If you want some action build a town for Generation Z!

NYC Loves Miami
4 months ago

The young bucks these days don’t believe in credit cards, take ubers instead of buying cars and have ridiculous student loan debt. With a lack of credit history, how will they qualify for loans for all these condos?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Waste of space.

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

I want to see this project being built.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I am a millennial and I approve this project❤️

Anonymous
4 months ago

Probably a good project for Denzer. Current residents? Who knows.

Anonymous
4 months ago

* 375,000 square feet of retail, including a supermarket and gym
* 200,000 square feet of office
* 250 hotel rooms
* A fire and police substation

How can all that not be good for the current residents?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Because nimby’s

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami keeps winning!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Is the Fuego by Mana restaurant owned by the Mana we all know and love?

Realtalk Reilly
4 months ago

Yes — the menu looks fantastic but when you go to place your order you find out they don’t actually have any of that stuff. But it’s coming! Soon!

Anonymous G
4 months ago

This will be an insane development. Can’t wait to see it happen!

Biphf
4 months ago

“… vaporetto boat service to Wynwood and South Beach.”

Are they going to dig a canal to Wynwood, too?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah, this whole thing is a giant wtf.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’m the late, late Rosie. I’m 86 yrs old. Can I buy a condo there?

Anonymous
4 months ago

No you’re from the Greatest Generation. You need to buy at Century Village, or Palm Beach depending on your bank account.

Realtalk Reilly
4 months ago

No, at 86 Rosie is a member of what’s called the Silent Generation, which came between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Didn’t this include a 30 year option? They have 30 years to begin the project. Ugh, talk about stagnating growth in this area.

Anonymous
4 months ago

With Brightline approved to run down the US-1 Corridor, this project could contribute to ridership if there’s a convenient connection.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nobody under the age of 60 and not from Russia moves to Florida to live in North Miami. Millennials growing up in Miami can’t afford it unless their parents pay. In that case why not stay at home.

And let me get this straight. The lunatic who built the garage condos that nobody wants 2 years later is going to build a millennial town? Hey his is some Florida man a** sh**.

Developers in this town need to get their heads out of their asses. If we had a real city not run by these clowns money there would be people flooding here nonstop rather than a trickle of snowbirds with one foot in NYC and one out. It won’t last.

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

They better not take as long as they are taking to build its other counterpart to the south, SoLe Mia. It shouldn’t take 10 to 15 years to build that project which makes no sense whatsoever. That’s a project that shouldn’t take any longer than 4 to 8 years just to complete. It shouldn’t take that long just to complete that project that scale. Come on. The developer of this project for millennials that are not take as long. SoLe Mia. It’s just sitting as a complete waste of time and an absolute waste of money. In 15 years the costs of building that project will be 1 billion more than what they are saying now. What is that part of North Miami is not hospitable in 15 years due to climate change? Really!

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

Do you know if you want to make it affordable for millennials, those who earn more money than most millennial ‘s, there’s something called prefabrication with modular construction. It allows the buildings to be built much much faster and 10 to 20% cheaper in construction costs. The buildings are also more durable in natural disasters and a category five hurricane. Each building can also be fully solar powered which means no utility bills on electricity except just water and sewer. You see? There you go. Tell Dezer development that. And as far as office spaces goes, you can ask for only employers that offer good paying or very high paying employment to occupy offices. And I’m talking jobs that pay over 100 grand or 200 grand a year as career opportunities for millennials. And they can also offer a work from home opportunity or option so they don’t have to live at the project. They can live anywhere in Miami. We have to try and make this as much of a city for millennials as possible because millennials are moving out of Miami because of the cost of living and the jobs and career opportunities that help them get through are simply not there. They’re not here in Miami. Half of the jobs pay under 60,000 a year and that’s not enough. Ideally, the office spaces at this north Miami project should be occupied by employers that pay over the 100,000 range maybe even going as high as 600,000 a year. If you do that, then your good.

Anonymous
4 months ago

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