Developer Verzasca Group recently closed on the property, which formerly housed the City Hall restaurant.
They have previously said that the project would include about 450 units, and have FAA approval to build a 649-foot tower.
2000 Biscayne Boulevard enhances not only Miami’s skyline, but also the standard for high-rise, residential design. Rapid growth challenges designers to explore smaller sites and non-traditional view corridors. As urban centers become the focal point of live work citizens, a new type of architecture must respond in a dynamic, holistic way creating an economically viable and user-friendly tower.
In contrast to the strict, orthogonally-organized Miami streets, the site for 2000 Biscayne is slightly curved. This curvature influenced the design of the tower volume. Playful extension of the floor slabs in various directions, allows residents to enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather from their balconies. Thoughtfully designed facades and well-distributed layouts allow every unit to have a great view of either the city or the ocean.
The tower design features a step-back at the ground-level connecting it visually with the neighborhood scale, as well as complimenting the nearby retail stores without disrupting the walk ability of the existing fabric.