Plans Revealed For 40-Story Tower At 2600 Biscayne, With Office & Residential

A partnership of developers announced they have closed on the purchase of 2600 Biscayne, and have unveiled development plans for the property.

2600 Biscayne will rise around 40 stories, renderings show. It will include:

  • 399 Class A multi-family units
  • 160,000 rentable square feet of office
  • 6,500 rentable square feet of retail

The project is a block from a planned commuter rail station planned on the Brightline tracks.

One third of the office space has already been pre-leased, the developers said, even before the project was publicly announced.

A museum was formerly planned on the property by Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Foundation. Fairholme paid $6.79 million for the property in 2013, and just sold to the new developers for $35 million.

Oak Row Equities is the developer, and Alex Karakhanian’s Lndmrk Development is a minority partner. Oak Row Equities was formerly known as Carpe Real Estate Partners and is being renamed. The company developed The Oasis in Wynwood, and is also now developing Wynwood Plaza along with another apartment project in North Miami Beach.

Arquitectonica is the architect for the new project, and was also the architect of the former Fairholme museum proposal.

 

(renderings: Quantum Space Studio)

The Fairholme museum formerly planned for the site:

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Jesus
1 month ago

I like this design. It’s different and it has a modern look to it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

For better or worse, ninety-plus percent of towers are modern looking. For Arquitectonica, the base looks promising.

Sally-Ann Wiltshire
1 month ago

Thank Jesus!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Every day, praise God.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good thing he sold…that museum looked like Darth Vadors torture chamber

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or sex dungeon

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s why I liked it!

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Oh I love it. It looks nice. This is going to bring more office space into the area, which means more good paying jobs. Some of the units are also office units? That’s great for those who work from home. This could become more popular these days, and into the future in the post-pandemic era. If construction begins next year, it would be completed in 2025 or 2026

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most companies that will still exist by 2025 or 2026 aren’t adhering to your work-from-home fantasies.

Downtown Blue Voter
1 month ago

They should add 10 more levels of residential.

Angelina
1 month ago

👎🏼 Not necessarily.

Someone that knows
1 month ago

I don’t think you can, the height is maxed out at 549 ft on that side of Biscayne

Papi
1 month ago

Gorgeous design. Lori Lightfoot’s fat ass has a lot to learn from Miami.

Downtown Blue Voter
1 month ago

Yes, Miami, a city that in the last 30 years has wasted millions of taxpayers’ dollars “studying” how to connect Dowtown Miami with Miami Beach (only 3.5 miles apart), keeps waiting until only God knows when to expand the Metromover to Wynwood, and forces the developers to build more parking as their way out to invest in a mass transit system, has a lot to teach to Chicago. Quoting Malandra Trump. “Give a Fu.. Break”

Anonymous
1 month ago

lmao

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, these elected officials in Miami don’t hear you because right now, they’re hypnotized by Elon Musk’s tunnel idea with his electric cars driving through them.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re right, they won’t hear him or listen to anybody anyway and the sloppy, shoddy work on Brightline’s Miami Central Station for Tri-rail proved that.

Miamian in Chicago
1 month ago

Chicago’s the city with the transit system with bullet holes has a lot to teach the world. Yeah. Right.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I bet some in Ukraine are saying “only bullet holes, that’s all they have to worry about?!”

Oscar Wild
1 month ago

Miami has not a good mass transit system… Chicago has a mass crime system thanks to Lori ! 🤗

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL, and is Miami spending $76.5 million on UBI? Also, the fact bring up Metromover extensions invalidates your argument, as if dinky electric shortbuses is something comparable to an over 100-year-old rapid transit system like Chicago’s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. he’s talking as if the MTA in this city can or even knows how to extend the system that these so-called “dinky electric shortbuses” operates on. Geez, it’s only been in operation for at least 32yrs now. If I lived in an area where it operates, I would rather ride on it, get off, and walk about block to where I live instead of taking the risk of ruining my car if I try to drive through flooded streets.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Without parking the building is bigger than it looks, where a lot of miami buildings are smaller than they look, standing on parking garages. 400 units and 160,000 sq ft of office is like two buildings’ worth as many of the condo towers here have only a couple hundred thousand square feet of units.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gonna use the b-word: there are also 5 bus lines that run along that lot.

Anon
1 month ago

no one takes busses

Anonymous
1 month ago

Except the millions of people that do

MDT4me
1 month ago

Around 160,000 people take the bus in Miami-Dade every day.

Checo
1 month ago

No one takes buses anymore, they are too crowded.

MBeach
1 month ago

Looks like a square blender

Anonymous
1 month ago

Biscayne Winning.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is the “cage” functional, i.e, designed to remove interior columns? Or is it just decorational?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like it but it should be taller

Ron Jeremy
1 month ago

The residential portion has a Natiivo feel to it. The office part is dull.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think the other way around, only because the sloped side makes it somewhat interesting.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like the Fairholm better

Earl
1 month ago

Gentrifying Edgewater

Edgewater Resident
1 month ago

One can only hope. Still lots more work to do.

issup
1 month ago

Arquitectonica brought in Nicolas Cage and Vitamix to consult, to make it more blendy, and more cagey. The UFC will also have an office space of course.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would look better if the upper residential component was set back from Biscayne Boulevard instead of west. Alas, it’s another f-ing box with a more interesting sloped base, until you walk around the side and see a giant wall concealing the parking garage with another hideous mural. But hey, the architect wore his glasses this time, because all the windows and balconies are symmetrically placed!

Se me paró
1 month ago

Yes I hope the period of juxtaposed balconies for Architectonica is over.
May a new period begin
Please

Anonymous
1 month ago

Four walls and a roof = iconic.

Kamari’s
1 month ago

This Looking like poopoo-caca for banana to fall

calivalle
1 month ago

Could of done better with that pedestal

Casey
1 month ago

Much better than the brutalist museum

Anonymous
1 month ago

Definitely not. Would have been a great counterpoint to all the glass boxes. But some people like repetitive design I guess.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So a Brutalist husk is the only counterpoint to glass boxes? LOL, you would be the first complaining something looks too Coral Gables, despite that being the dominant architecture in much of South Florida during its boom years on the 1920s.