Metropica Sunrise Is Being Designed By Architect Chad Oppenheim

Chad Oppenheim has been hired as the architect for Metropica Sunrise, a 65-acre development near the edge of the Everglades.

If built, the project could eventually include 2,500 residential condos and 300 townhouses. It is also approved for 650,000 square feet of office and 485,000 square feet of retail space.

Developers have said that they hope to begin construction on the initial 264-unit condo tower in the first quarter of 2015. A neighbor has filed suit over an easement agreement allowing shared use of land as an entrance to the property.

Also on the project team is landscape architect EDSA (1 Hotel South Beach), and interior design firm Yoo (Echo Brickell, Icon Brickell).

 

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Anonymous
7 years ago

This whole movement to build Urban neighborhoods in the suburbs or even worse the woods is going to look dumb in 10 years

Leon
7 years ago

Vague statement is vague.

Really???
7 years ago

10 years from now plenty suburbs wont be suburbs. You know places actually grow right?

Anonymous
7 years ago

This project is nice but I do not like the location this project is being Built. why not built this on Fort Lauderdale downtown by all aboard Florida station or Hollywood area other then that I like the project

Anonymous
7 years ago

It would certainly be dumb (large scale development next to the Everglades?!), but for some reason there’s a ton of development in the area of Sunrise. There’s the whole Artasia and other townhouse and apartment development, and the two skyscrapers next to that. I guess its a combo of the BB&T center, sawgrass mall, and the everglades. Demand must be high if there’s such construction in that area.

Anonymous
7 years ago

The two skyscrapers are called Tao Sunrise (26 story apartment buildings). They have views of the Sawgrass Mills parking lot and the last vacancy I found was 60% back in 2011, (so its most likely higher now).

The new rentals/apartments next to Artasia are called Nexus. I thinking vacancy is low in those.

Bottom line is its better to build medium density than high density in this area like this project suggests. The Sunrise officials think they’re building a skyline that will rival the east– definitely a dumb idea. This project will not do well.

R Carlton
7 years ago

I believe the top floor units facing west have water views – of the Gulf of Mexico. I would expect the marketing campaign for these units to include a free airboat to the first 50 buyers…

Me
7 years ago

Look at Southern California from San Diego to Malibu. That is the futre of Miami, with multiple “downtowns / urban cores”: Downtown LA, Wilshire, Century City, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, LAX area, Fashion Island / Newport Beach area, Irvine, VanNyus, Thousand Oaks and a few others in between. Hi-rise is the natural bi-product of soaring land prices. the only way to make the land purchase pay for itself it to go “up”.