$300 million mixed-use project planned near Miami Shores
Suzanne Schmidt and Armie Margaret Lee
New York developer is planning a $300 million mixed-use development on 14 acres
along Biscayne Boulevard north of Miami Shores.
property, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, is part of 21 acres the developer
wants rezoned to allow a higher density. The area, on the west side of Biscayne,
now includes a mobile-home park, vacant land and other buildings.
Zackson, owner of the property, is a former manager at the Trump Organization,
under Fred Trump.
Zackson said Monday that he is interested in the area because he sees a strong
future in bridging development between Miami Shores and Aventura and welcomes
the opportunity to build a new neighborhood.
locally as Dynamic Biscayne Shores Associates Ltd., Mr. Zackson said he hopes
to start the project in 18 months and complete it in 2007.
developer plans to help move residents who would be displaced if the project
is approved by Miami-Dade County officials, said Stephan Nostrand of Codina
Realty Services and project manager for the development.
developer said he plans to upgrade an existing 7-acre county park next to the
site as part of his rezoning proposal.
Coral Gables office of Dover Kohl & Partners will lead design plans. Principal
Victor Dover said the number of residential units for the project has not been
can't get into the logistics on the building heights and details of what the
design will be," said Mr. Nostrand. "More facts will be known in August."
goal is to make this development the centerpiece of the area," Mr. Zackson
said, "as the land is lighted and will turn to gold."
Kohl is recruiting residents and business executives to help plan the project.
a Monday meeting at Miami Shores Country Club, Victor Dover, principal of the
company, discussed international architectural styles and armed those in attendance
with disposable cameras. Interested residents and business owners were deputized
to photograph buildings and landscapes in preparation for the next meeting,
14-acre development is envisioned to stretch from Northeast 112th to 115th streets
and Biscayne Boulevard to Northeast 14th Avenue. The property is in unincorporated
garden nursery on the property is being moved to the east side of Biscayne,
said Stephan Nostrand of Codina Realty Services, project manager for the development.
Zackson, CEO of developer the Dynamic Group, said the community will help plan
details and name the facility.
next meeting will focus on gathering community opinion by placing attendees
in small groups to discuss potential designs.
working in tables, we expect a lot of overlap in opinions and at the same time
a collaborative effort," said Mr. Dover. The community is gathering to
construct a desirable habitat, he said.
results of the meetings are to be announced at the August meeting, Mr. Dover
said, with public hearings planned for September.