Sunbeam Properties has proposed a 7.3 million-square-foot mixed-use project in North Bay Village that would require relocating the headquarters of the TV station.
The village Planning & Zoning Board will consider the special area plan for the project on Aug. 17. It would span 12.9 acres at 1400, 1401, 1415, 1600, 1601 79th Street Causeway, plus 155 and 1624 N. Bay Causeway.
That property includes the four commercial properties Sunbeam Properties has acquired in 2021 and 2022, plus the site of WSVN’s headquarters and studios. The company is owned by the billionaire Ansin family.
To accommodate the development, WSVN would downsize its presence in North Bay Village into a smaller, satellite studio within the mixed-use project. Sunbeam Television is searching for a site outside of North Bay Village to build a new main studio and corporate offices, Ansin said.
Under the proposed special area plan, Sunbeam Properties would build 1,936 residential units, including 117 units of workforce housing, 870,000 square feet of office/retail space, a 112,500-square-foot hotel with about 300 rooms, and about 5,000 parking spaces. There would also be 84,366 square feet of civic space, including a half-mile “island walk” pedestrian path along the north side of the island lined by restaurants and shops. The project would include a marina as well.
Miami-based PlusUrbana is the architect on the project. The developer is represented by Miami-based attorney Ian DeMello.
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