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)