Frequently Asked Questions About Biscayne Landing
Towers I & II
What makes Biscayne Landing unique?
Quite a few things make
Biscayne Landing different from any other
development ever built in the South Florida area.
as a $3 billion residential community, it's sheer
size makes it unique.
it is a rarely seen public/private venture being
developed in cooperation with the City of North
and of most relevance to potential homeowners at
Biscayne Landing, it is different from other
developments in the quality and quantity of
amenities. No other place offers all that you get
here: jogging and biking trails, pools, fitness
center, playgrounds, parks, stores, schools, a
25-acre town center and more all within steps of
What is meant by master-planned community?
The term master-planned
community is used to describe Biscayne Landing
because of the tremendous amount of effort being put
into how best to develop this property into a
wonderful place to live. Rather than a city that
grows haphazardly as its population increases and
various trends occur, every aspect of Biscayne
Landing's development is part of a master plan, one
that will take approximately 15 years to execute.
What is meant by a mixed-use development?
Biscayne Landing is referred to
as a mixed-use development because it will combine
various residential options with retail stores,
offices, restaurants, a hotel and recreational
activities. The benefit to homeowners is that
Biscayne Landing will be a lifestyle where they can
live, work and play.
Where is Biscayne Landing located?
It is located in North Miami, between Aventura, Bal
Harbour and the beach. It stretches from 137th
Street to 151st Street.
What types of homes are available at Biscayne
Available are high-rise condos and lofts and
How many residences will there be in total at
There will be a total of 6,000 residences.
What will the high rises overlook?
View from Biscayne Landing
They will overlook views of the bay, the city
skyline, the Intracoastal Waterway in the distance,
and the naturally beautiful Oleta River State Park.
When will construction start
at Biscayne Landing?
Construction is already underway and will continue
for 15 years.
These are the first two
condominium towers built at Biscayne Landing.
Does Biscayne Landing allow pets?
Yes, Biscayne Landing is a
pet-friendly community. Condo owners are allowed two
dogs, up to 50 pounds each.
Will Biscayne Landing have any parks on its grounds?
Yes! It will have a 35-acre park featuring miles of
hiking trails and jogging paths. In addition, there
will be connecting trails to
Oleta River State Park,
Florida's largest urban
at 1,043 acres.
What schools are being built at Biscayne Landing?
David Lawrence, Jr. Elementary School has already
A high school
will also eventually be built in Biscayne Landing.
Finally, Biscayne Landing borders the campus of
Florida International University.
What can you tell me about the elementary school at
The elementary school was named
after David Laurence, Jr., a former Miami Herald
publisher and prominent child education advocate. It
opened in 2007 for grades kindergarten through 6th,
and will eventually include a 7th and 8th grade. The
campus encompasses 10 acres and will include such
features as basketball courts, a weight room, a
photo lab, and a state-of-the-art computer room. The
cafeteria will feature all natural and organic
foods, a first of its kind. Learn more about the
Biscayne Landing elementary school
What is known about the hotel that will be within
A 200+ room luxury hotel will be built on the
property. A franchise has not yet been determined.
The hotel(s) will service business people as well as
guests of Biscayne Landing and other North Miami and
What is known about the Olympic training complex to
be built near Biscayne Landing?
The details are still being determined, but the
proposal by the developers to the city of North
Miami includes a 90,000 sq. ft.
Olympic facility that could
cost $9 million - $15 million. The center would be
used for training in Olympic combative sports such
as boxing, wrestling and judo and would occupy the
site now used by the county library system. The
developer would assist with the construction of a
Is Biscayne Landing convenient to grocery stores and
Absolutely. Biscayne Landing has an ideal location
in this regard. The newly built Biscayne Commons
plaza is located at the entrance to Biscayne Landing
and includes a large Publix food store as well as
various other retail establishments. Numerous other
stores are located all along Biscayne Boulevard,
which is the main road leading to Biscayne Landing.
In addition, the enormous Aventura Mall with
hundreds of stores and a dozen movie theaters is
just a couple miles away.
Who are the developers of Biscayne Landing?
Biscayne Landing is the vision of one of South
Florida's largest and most respected development
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Who is the architect of Biscayne Landing?
The architect for Biscayne Landing is one of the
state's largest architectural firms BC Architects
AIA, formerly Brito, Cohan and Associates, of Coral
Gables. The firm has created some of South Florida's
most distinctive architectural designs and is
annually responsible for providing services for
projects with construction values in excess of $300
What is meant by land-lease at Biscayne Landing?
The property on which Biscayne Landing is being
built is owned by the city of North Miami and leased
to the developers for a period of 200 years, after
which time the lease may be renegotiated. The cost
of that lease is already built into the price of
Biscayne Landing residences. The benefit to
residents is that they are guaranteed that this
lease fee won't go up for at least 200 years.
Biscayne Landing will
be a LEED Certified Community built on “green”
principles . What exactly
does this mean?
LEED stands for Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design. It is the
nationally-accepted benchmark for the design,
construction and operation of high-performance green
buildings. Green principles are practices
which increase a building's energy efficiency and
minimize it's negative impacts on the health of
human beings and the environment.
will Biscayne Landing meet the standards of a
Biscayne Landing will be
constructed, operated, and maintained using
materials and processes which respect the
environment to the greatest extent possible.
For example, the residential
building amenity decks will have green roof
components that reduce the consumption of energy for
cooling. Native landscaping will lessen the
amount of water needed for plants and foliage.
Water cisterns will be employed to minimize the use
of drinking water on landscaping.
The developer is putting an emphasis
on the use of rapidly renewable/recycled building
materials in the overall project. In addition,
easy access to major public transportation, hybrid
vehicle recharging stations and over 200 bike
parking spaces around the town center will help to
reduce harmful emissions.
How will Biscayne Landing affect the city of North
It is expected to have an extremely positive effect
for all of North Miami's citizens. It is anticipated
that the development will pump about $13 million a
year into the city's tax base that could then be
used to lower property taxes and finance downtown
According to Michael Swerdlow, one of Biscayne
Landing's developers, "The city of North Miami will
be receiving 200 years of real estate taxes," he
said, referring to the development's land-lease.
"This is enormous and will change the fate of the
If I'm interested in a home at Biscayne Landing,
what's the next step?
Contact Joel Greene and he can send you a data sheet
and an informative report about Biscayne Landing.
When you're ready, he will arrange to give you a
site tour where you'll be able to see a large-scale
model of the property, some showrooms and also the
actual construction taking place. Joel can be