Miami-based developer 13th Floor Investments, under the 13th Floor Acquisitions, LLC, has filed plans for a 17-story mixed-use building at 19680 and 19770 West Dixie Highway in the Ojus neighborhood of Miami-Dade County, near Aventura. Designed by Corwil Architects, the nearly 190-foot-tall structure would yield 561,775 square feet of space including 350 multifamily residential units, approximately 5,300 square feet of ground floor retail, and 545 parking spaces with 20% designated for electric vehicle charging. The property is located just west of Aventura Mall and steps away from the new Brightline Aventura Station.
As per the project description, the developer has kept in mind the lower scale uses west of the development site, which is reflected in the design. The property is bound by Northeast 26th Avenue to the west and this frontage is limited to 4 stories, providing a beautifully landscaped ground-level courtyard. The building then gradually increases in height as it approaches West Dixie Highway on the east with the center portion going up to 7 stories and finally a 17-story tower along West Dixie Highway. The building’s exterior would comprise light texture cement plaster finishes, concrete columns with metal paneling, gray balcony railings, and impact glass windows with aluminum framing.
Units would range from 525 to 1,300 square feet in a mix of 37 studio apartments, 145 one-bedroom units, 18 one-bedroom units with dens, 123 two-bedroom units, and 16 three-bedroom units. There would also be two- and three-bedroom townhomes ranging from 1,272 to 1,864 square feet. Outdoor amenities would include a landscaped pool deck with ample seating, cabanas, a flexible lawn, and a summer kitchen – all on the 8th floor – and an artificial turf on the 9th floor. Indoor amenities would span 9,800 square feet.
The developer has filed a zoning application to extend the Core Sub-District and MC Land Use to the west and slightly reduce the Edge Sub-District in order to allow for the development of the property with much-needed workforce housing. With the existing zoning regulations in place, the project may be developed with up to 238 density units by right, with up to an additional 25% density bonus (59 units) through the provision of workforce housing units, for a total of approximately 297 density units. With the proposed Sub-District change, the site can be developed with up to 280 density units, with up to an additional 25% density bonus (70 units) through workforce housing provisions, for a total of approximately 350 density units.
Miami-Dade County planners are now reviewing the pre-application and zoning application for the project.