Privé construction to start next month

City of Aventura gives developers final site plan approval for condo project
August 22, 2014 11:15AM

From left: BH3’s Charlie Phelan, Greg Freedman and Daniel Lebensohn and Gary Cohen

The developers of the Privé condominium in Aventura received final site plan approval from the city and plan to start construction next month.

Developers BH3 and a Gary Cohen affiliate company plan to build twin 16-story towers totaling 160 units on the eight-acre North Island located between Williams Island and Sunny Isles Beach. They received a city permit to install a second sidewalk near the island project site last month. The lack of a sidewalk was a point of contention in at least one of two lawsuits challenging the project’s development rights.

Architecture firm Sieger Suarez designed the buildings. Units range from 2,585 square feet to more than 9,000 square feet in select penthouses. Amenities include a 10,000 square foot gym and spa in each tower, a poolside café, a tennis court, two pools, a marina and 24-hour gated and roving security for the island.

“This is a major achievement for us in bringing the project to fruition,” Gary Cohen said in a written statement. — Eric Kalis