Urban Outfitters commits as Metropica’s retail groundbreaking approaches

The initial phase of retail-store construction at the mixed-use development in Sunrise will start in the second quarter

Joseph Kavana and a rendering of Metropica
Joseph Kavana and a rendering of Metropica

Metropica Development LLC recruited Urban Outfitters as a tenant as the company prepares to start construction of the retail component of the Metropica mixed-used development in Sunrise.

Urban Outfitters, an apparel retailer, agreed to lease 8,000 square feet of a 280,000-square-foot retail portion of Metropica.

Metropica Development LLC, led by CEO Joseph Kavana, will start the initial phase of construction of Metropica’s retail space in the April-June period and expects to finish in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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In addition to Urban Outfitters, retail tenants of Metropica will include Anthropologie, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Cru Wine Bar, Fogo de Chao, Genuine Pizza, iPic Theaters, Kendra Scott Jewelry and Sugarboo & Co.

Construction workers recently topped off the 263-unit Metropica One condominium at the mixed-use development, which is 65 percent presold. The condo previously was named YOO at Metropica.

The Metropica development, valued at $1.5 billion, will include a hotel, 2,250 residences, 485,000 square feet of retail-store space and 650,000 square feet of office space. [South Florida Business Journal] – Mike Seemuth