Establishing a new direction for healthy living, Miami-based Integra Investments announced today plans to develop Aventura ParkSquare, one of the country’s most forward-thinking projects with wellness as the cornerstone of its design. The mixed-use development, the first of its kind in Aventura, will serve as the premier gathering place for social interaction, with rewarding benefits that promote a health-oriented, active community.
Within walking distance from Aventura Mall, the nearly 7.5-acre Aventura ParkSquare will stand apart from the area’s traditional retail and residential offerings, many of which have defined the city for decades. Now introducing a more metropolitan feel to the area, patrons will reap the rewarding health benefits of walking to shop, dine, live, work and play in what is to become the central hub of Aventura.
Designed by acclaimed urbanists Zyscovich Architects, the visionary project is poised to be the buzzing epicenter of the “new” Aventura due to its innovative design and unique lifestyle. Features that promote health include extra-wide, 15-foot sidewalks for enhanced walkability; convenient, open staircases throughout that support physical activity and less use of elevators; and the elimination of curbs for greater accessibility and connection to the project’s various components.
The project will encompass 55,000 square feet of retail space complete with upscale boutiques, fine dining, and restaurants with outdoor terraces; a flagship select-service hotel; a 131-unit luxury residential condo tower; a 100,000-square-foot Class A office building with outdoor event space; and a 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art wellness medical center with specialty healthcare tenants.
A tree-lined, interior main street will stretch two city blocks and serve as the intersection of all activity for the ground floor retail. Lush landscaping and large matured live oak tree canopies, as well as water elements and art installations will define the numerous green spaces.
At the heart of Aventura ParkSquare will be its health and fitness programming, which will infuse exercise and wellness into everyday life. From community yoga classes to group meditation and bustling boot camps, even a dog park fit for four-legged friends, the common areas will be utilized to inspire a healthy state of mind and body, and unite like-minded wellness enthusiasts.
“While Aventura has long been synonymous with its world-class shopping at Aventura Mall, we have envisioned a new type of premier destination, one that the city has never seen,” said Victor Ballestas, Principal with Integra Investments. “This project will create a sense of place as a true neighborhood designed to offer an optimal quality of life with health activities, vast entertainment, trendy dining and nightlife options.”
Fashioning a one-of-a-kind experience at Aventura ParkSquare, Integra Investments sought Zyscovich Architects for its integrated urban planning, architecture and design expertise. Zyscovich Architects’ notable credits include the transcendent Midtown Miami neighborhood, Bayfront Park, and the Lincoln Road Cinema & Retail Complex.
“There are very few projects like Aventura ParkSquare that are transforming an area with a design concept of the future,” added Bernard Zyscovich, Founder and Principal of Zyscovich Architects. “The development will serve as a paragon for bringing urban, mixed-use communities in the U.S. to their next stage of evolution with healthy living as a focal point.”
Located on the corner of 2900 Waterways Boulevard and Northeast 207th Street, Aventura ParkSquare boasts a prime, central location just minutes from Aventura Mall and Gulfstream Park, and is in close proximity to Biscayne Boulevard and I-95, offering direct access to Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
The project is slated for completion in early 2017.
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