Say hello to what could be the first new tower on Biscayne Boulevard since the recession started. A few days ago, news broke that a site at 3360 Biscayne had sold for a record amount on the corridor, not only because it's a prime location of future growth (the Design District, Midtown, Wynwood, and Downtown are all no more than a hop, skip, and a jump away), but the site comes with a fully approved, shovel ready design for a 16 floor, 127 unit residential tower with ground floor retail. Now we've got renderings! The design appears to present a pedestrian-oriented street facade, and has the height and density typical of recent construction on the boulevard.
We took a guess at the architect, thinking it either could be a Chad Oppenheim design, or perhaps a knockoff. Well, it's actually by Zyscovitch Architects and Allison Spear, two well known locals. Of course, this is all supposition to some extent, because no new project has actually been announced for the site. It was sold by Lionheart Capital, but we know little more about the purchasers than that they are an Argentine investment firm. Whoever they are, if they want the building to be the first, they better start cracking. Biscayne Boulevard is the spine of our resurgent urban metropolis, and although it may be lagging behind Brickell and Sunny Isles as an epicenter of the new construction craze, it's bound to catch up fast.
· Biscayne Boulevard Wire [Curbed Miami]
· Biscayne Boulevard Condo [exMiami]