Uptown Harbour, the new Dezer’s Development in North Miami Beach, was finally approved by 4 to 3 in the City Comission, together with a new zoning as well. The $ 1.5 billion development will take place where Intracoastal Mall is today. Reported The Real Deal.
The idea is to replace the mall with a new development called Uptown Harbour. The new construction was designed by Bernard Zyscovich, and will follow the mixed-use trend bringing a massive change to North Miami Beach area. The development will offer almost 2.000 residential units. 1,750 of those units will be distributed in 5 luxury condo towers up to 40 stories high. 200 units would be for rental and there will be also 50 townhomes. The project also calls for a 250-room hotel, a mall, retail and many other amenities, including a new canal crossing the area.
It was not easy for Gil Dezer to get the project approved. The new development faced a heavy opposition, specially by North Miami Beach residents, claiming the new construction will bring traffic issues to the neighborhood, besides other problems a development that big could cause to the community. Many public improvements had to be added to the project in order for it to get approved, such as a new police department, a park, fire station and other amenities that will have to be funded by Dezer Development.
Dezer Development would also fund public improvements including building a police department, fire station, community center, a 6-acre park and infrastructure as part of the proposal
The development is still waiting for the approval from the Florida Department of Transportation.