Preliminary plans have been revealed in a pre-application filing with the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources requesting an administrative site plan review for The Ursa, a 15-story Class-A office building proposed for 3825 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Design District. Located between North Miami Court and North Miami Avenue on Northeast 39th Street, the 0.598-acre assemblage is a block away from Interstate 195 (Florida State Road 112) and within walking distance of the Design District’s upscale fashion and design stores. Designed by Arquitectonica and developed by Dacra, the building would contain 180,000 square feet of office space and 6,800 square feet of ground floor retail with museum-quality exterior public art and interior art curated by Daniel Arsham.
The Ursa would be the first Class-A office building for the Design District, and will feature world-class architecture all while creating art forms out of the office spaces. The application indicates the structure will rise higher than 200-feet, which means we can expect floor-to-ceiling heights to range around 13-feet or so. The exterior of the building features a unique array of outdoor terraces that wrap around the main elevations and is framed in concrete clad in light-stone colored panels with subtle curving corners.
The developer has requested a pre-application meeting date for January 20, 2022.
Demolition permits would be required to demolish the existing single-story structures. No construction time frames or anticipated ground breaking schedules are known as of yet.