Mixed-Use Project Approved For North Miami Beach, Designed By Arquitectonica

In North Miami, the property at the corner of 163rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard has been given the green light for a mixed-use project.

Now known as Uptown Biscayne, it will include:

  • 170,000 square feet of retail, including a national grocer, and an edible garden
  • 35,000 square feet of office
  • 16-story, 245-unit residential rental tower
  • 40-thousand square foot vertical garden

CK PRIVÉ GROUP GRANTED FULL SITE PLAN APPROVAL FOR UPTOWN BISCAYNE, A FIVE-ACRE MIXED-USE PROJECT IN THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH

The developer also released new images of the property’s residential, retail and office offerings designed by global architecture firm Arquitectonica

MIAMI (February 21, 2018) – Real estate development and investment firm CK Privé Group(CKP) today announced it has received full site plan approval for Uptown Biscayne – a five-acre mixed-use property located on the iconic intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and 163rd Street.

In celebration of this milestone, CKP has released updated renderings of designs by award-winning architecture firm Arquitectonica. The never-before-seen images showcase the property’s multiple components as well as the cohesive design aesthetic which reflects the rich culture of the Aventura and North Miami Beach neighborhoods, while simultaneously ushering in a new era for the region.

Once complete, Uptown will include more than 170,000 square feet of retail space, including numerous eateries, lifestyle tenants, a full-service spa and fitness club, a national grocer, and an edible garden. The project’s commercial component will be rounded out by 35,000 square feet of office space.

The property will also feature a “main street,” a broad, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare featuring ample sidewalks shaded by tropical trees and foliage designed to encourage outdoor dining and communal gathering. The images also show-off Uptown’s massive 40-thousand square foot vertical garden, which envelops the exterior façade of the property’s main structure and provides a sharp contrast with the predominantly asphalt-covered surroundings. The structure also features diverse retail facades, and vibrant signage murals, meant to highlight tenants’ unique personalities and convey the feeling of a traditional, organic development.

“With Uptown Biscayne, we’re looking to not only create a vibrant live-work-play destination, but also bridge the gap between the North Miami Beach and Aventura neighborhoods,” said Javier Rabinovich, Principal of CK Privé Group. “Arquitectonica does an incredible job of tailoring its designs to enhance the surrounding areas and has been a key partner in elevating our vision. We look forward to beginning construction and transforming this iconic intersection.”

“North Miami Beach, Aventura and Sunny Isles have had tremendous growth over the past few years, but residents are still very limited in terms of local lifestyle and shopping destinations. Retail vacancies throughout these neighborhoods are among the lowest in the county, which makes us bullish about the potential of a retail-driven property such as Uptown Biscayne,” said Alberto Kamhazi, Principal of CKP.

Above the ground-level “village” sits a 245-unit rental tower and a sprawling recreational terrace. The 16-story tower features triangular balconies that project out to form a monumental triangular pattern with a cascading effect, which guides the eye from the upper residential levels to the tower’s lively ground floor. The 50-thousand square foot terrace will function as residents’ primary amenity space and will include a sundeck, lap pool, tennis court, children’s playground, a country club-style barbecue area, and panoramic views Biscayne Bay and the various neighborhoods Uptown will serve.

 

(Rendering of CK Privé Group’s Uptown Biscayne,  Courtesy of CK Privé Group)

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Good location and renderings look nice.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That second rendering is cute. Makes it look urban and cosmopolitan, yet, minimizes the high speed slip lane from 163rd Street, or the 4 lanes of through traffic, or the 2 left turn lanes.

No one will or or want to walk along these highways.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I used to live in Eastern Shores and this is one of the scariest intersections I’ve ever encountered. I almost never crossed Biscayne on foot even though I much prefer to walk instead of drive.

A pedestrian was struck and killed just a month ago.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Section-of-Biscayne-Blvd-Closed-in-North-Miami-Beach-After-Pedestrian-Struck-Killed-468954873.html

Anonymous
2 years ago

You don’t have to walk if you are scared to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can’t wait to shop at Unqlo and go to the Leifitness gym

Anonymous
2 years ago

The street level looks fantastic. The towers aren’t too bad either. Depending on how Biscayne Boulevard is tamed for crossing, it could make great TOD in proximity to a Coastal Link station.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The traffic it’s imposible now, can you imagine with this

Anonymous
2 years ago

Your comment about traffic is so worn out. If it bothers you so much, move outta town to someplace where there is far less.

Sam
2 years ago

Totally agree with you. The concept is amazing. Lately if you have noticed traffic lights there are a bit longer. I live in Eastern shores traffic used to take me 4 mins from home to where pollo tropical which is 19 Avenue light. Now 13 mins, thats crazy. This proposed project is ideal now on westdixie at the old teco gas there isanother propsed property a multiplex hotel. Now there, there’s no room for traffic. A hotel is the last thing needed especially in a small residential low traffic area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great project for this area!

aceraroja
2 years ago

I hope that main street is endlessly entertaining for the residents. They will be trapped in that traffic-choked nightmare forever.

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL! Let’s build a faux urban area in one of the most suburban areas. Makes total sense!

PS. Don’t forget the thousands of parking spaces.

DeezNutz
2 years ago

God forbid we give a suburban area a nice spot to live in a new high-rise and access to new retail and restaurants… THE HORROR!! LMFAO.. Go home…

BDub
2 years ago

And I’m seeing quite a few mid and high rise buildings in the background of the first rendering. Not so suburban.

Anonymous
2 years ago

12 lanes of Biscayne. Do you not see that?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Height doesn’t necessarily determine surbanity, but yeah. Compared to Doral and Kendall, it’s a bit more walkable some places, usually platted before WWII.

BDub
2 years ago

I see your point about height.
I had in mind the miles upon miles of McMansions broken by strip malls that one sees when flying into DFW. Suburbia at its worst, or best depending on your POV.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What else do you propose here Mr. Urban Planner?