Dezer’s mega development project gets key approval

North Miami Beach commission vote followed second contentious meeting that stretched into early morning for complex that could bring 2K resi units

Miami /
Oct.October 21, 2020 01:46 PM
A rendering of the project with developer Gil Dezer

A rendering of the project with developer Gil Dezer

Dezer Development’s plan to redevelop the Intracoastal Mall property into a massive mixed-use project cleared another hurdle.

North Miami Beach commissioners approved ordinances for the complex on second reading in a 3 to 2 vote early Wednesday morning. Two commissioners were not present for the vote, which came after the public hearing stretched past 2 a.m. The commission voted on first reading in September to pass the zoning amendments and a 30-year development agreement between the city and developer. That meeting lasted until 3 a.m.

The project could eventually bring 2,000 units of housing, 375,000 square feet of retail, 200,000 square feet of office, a hotel, harbor and park to the waterfront site, transforming the nearly 30-acre property.

At the most recent hearing, opponents of the development said it was “incompatible” with the neighborhood. Some were critical of the traffic it could bring, echoing criticisms from last month’s meeting.

The project, called Uptown Harbour, will still have to go through the approvals process with the city and various government agencies. It calls for 1,750 condos in five towers, 200 apartments in a mid-rise building, and 50 townhouses to be built on the northern boundary of the property. Zyscovich Architects is designing the development.

As part of the approval, Dezer would also build police and fire substations, a community center, and infrastructure around the project.

Dezer’s recent projects include the Residences at Armani/Casa and the Porsche Design Tower, both oceanfront luxury condo towers visible from the Intracoastal Mall property.





    Related Articles

    arrow_forward_ios
    From left: Jorge Perez, chairman and CEO, Related Group; Gil Dezer, president, Dezer Development (Getty Images, Related Group, LoopNet)
    Related Group, Dezer win approval for 10-story oceanfront condo project in Hillsboro Beach
    Related Group, Dezer win approval for 10-story oceanfront condo project in Hillsboro Beach
    Eduardo Cofresi, Edgardo Defortuna and Luciene Cofresi
    Cofresi Group joins Fortune International from Dezer Development
    Cofresi Group joins Fortune International from Dezer Development
    Gil Dezer with renderings of Bentley Residences (Dezer by Sonya Revell)
    Dezer to launch sales of Bentley Residences tower in Sunny Isles Beach
    Dezer to launch sales of Bentley Residences tower in Sunny Isles Beach
    The Real Deal’s Hiten Samtani with Gil Dezer, Keith Menin, Jon Paul Pérez and Todd Michael Glaser
    Watch: Top South Florida developers think Miami’s boom is here to stay
    Watch: Top South Florida developers think Miami’s boom is here to stay
    “Record-setting” market: Real estate powerhouses talk tech, infrastructure, development and hot housing market at TRD’s Miami event
    “Record-setting” market: Real estate powerhouses talk tech, infrastructure, development and hot housing market at TRD’s Miami event
    “Record-setting” market: Real estate powerhouses talk tech, infrastructure, development and hot housing market at TRD’s Miami event
    The Real Deal's Hiten Samtani with Gil Dezer, Keith Menin, Jon Paul Pérez and Todd Michael Glaser
    South Florida’s thriving condo market is sustainable, with financing flowing: developers panel at TRD Miami event
    South Florida’s thriving condo market is sustainable, with financing flowing: developers panel at TRD Miami event
    From left: Francisco Llado, Gil Dezer, Amir Korangy, Paulo Bacchi, Edgardo Defortuna, Jay Parker, Daniel de la Vega (Artefacto, Getty)
    Is Miami’s residential architecture overplayed? No way!: TRD panel at Artefacto
    Is Miami’s residential architecture overplayed? No way!: TRD panel at Artefacto
    Louis McMillian of Global International Realty and real estate investor Thomas Conway, president of Miami-based Conway CRE (Global International Realty, LinkedIn via Conway)
    Jumping the gun? Miami brokerage sues developer for commission on future Bellsouth land deal
    Jumping the gun? Miami brokerage sues developer for commission on future Bellsouth land deal
    arrow_forward_ios

    The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

    Loading...