North Miami Beach approves Bizzi & Partners’ mixed-use tower

33-story building will have 456 residential units that will likely be rentals

Rendering of the project, Davide Bizzi and Jeff Bercow
Rendering of the project, Davide Bizzi and Jeff Bercow

Bizzi & Partners Development scored approval for a mixed-use tower along 163rd Street in North Miami Beach.

The developer plans to build a 33-story building with nearly 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 456 residential units, according to Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes, which represented Bizzi & Partners. The North Miami Beach City Commission OK’d plans, voting 4-2 for the project, last week.

Property records show 2101 Aventura Property Owner LLC paid $10.7 million for the development site at 2101 to 2151 Northeast 163rd Street in February of last year. The site is in the Fulford Mixed-Use Town Center District, where the city hopes to encourage transit-oriented developments with the goal of creating an urban, pedestrian-oriented downtown.

The North Miami Beach project is designed by Dorsky Yue International. Amenities will include a pool and amenity deck on the ninth floor of the building with a yoga room, spa, kids room, club room, billiards room, lounge and cabanas. An amenity space will also line the west side of the building, featuring a pet grooming station, library for residents and co-working space.

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Land use attorney Jeff Bercow, who’s representing the developer, said the project’s ownership is leaning toward building rentals as opposed to condos. The units will be a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Construction could begin by the end of this year, and the project would be completed two to two-and-a-half years later, Bercow said.

The project was originally designed to have about 600 residential units, but Bizzi & Partners reduced the number of units after hearing concerns from city staff and urban design consultants.

Bizzi & Partners, led by CEO Davide Bizzi, is also a partner in Eighty Seven Park, a luxury condo tower that Terra and other investors recently completed in North Beach.