The vision behind Metropica was to completely reimagine and redefine today’s modern urban lifestyle. Beyond luxury, beyond the latest in technology, beyond top-of-the-line amenities or enviable views… Metropica combines all this and more, creating a dynamic community where life takes place in all its many forms. You get a place where work and play and life all happen seamlessly, together. Metropica offers residents an intriguing array of regional and international cuisine, a curated collection of boutique shops and name-brand retailers, ample outdoor areas, shared community spaces, easy access to the rest of the city, and pedestrian-friendly planning that puts it all merely moments from home.
Metropica, we are proud to say, represents a revolution in human modernism, a movement that handcrafts new cities as destinations that are reflective of the increasing richness and integration of our everyday lives.
It’s not just a residence or a retail or corporate complex— Metropica is a new way of life.
Metropica is the modern iteration of a cultural, urban community, a self-contained yet well integrated neighborhood with access to South Florida’s allure where life is synonymous with work, play, learning and family. The thrill of Metropica is mere minutes from the pristine beaches of Fort Lauderdale, the headlining concerts at BB&T Center, and the exciting nightlife of Miami.
At Metropica, there exists a fluid functionality between residences, retail and recreation, from brainstorming at a board meeting to catching up over artisan coffee, walking lushly landscaped parks, and enjoying exciting entertainment.
SUNRISE — It’s like nothing that has ever been built in South Florida.
Known as Metropica, the “city within a city” would have:
•More than 2,000 condos
•Enough commercial space to hold 11 Wal-Marts.
The massive, $1.5 billion project — nearly double the size of the neighboring Sawgrass Mills mall — would create the cornerstone of Broward County’s new “Western Downtown.”
Construction could start as soon as January, said Michael Moskowitz, an attorney for Metropica developer Joseph Kavana, of Miami.
It will take about 10 years and 5,000 construction workers to build the mammoth development.
Local real estate experts were stunned by the sheer size of the project.
“My mouth has dropped,” said Jack McCabe, a real estate analyst in Deerfield Beach. “[The developer is] talking about 2,000 more condos in Sunrise and these aren’t even waterfront.”
In Broward County alone, 4,000 condo units are either under construction or have been announced for near future development, McCabe said.
“[The developer is] talking about 50 percent more than that in just one project,” McCabe said. “I’m surprised as hell. It’s almost like he wants to build a city within a city. With over 2,300 units, there would be 5,000 people living there.”
Jonathan Kingsley, an executive with the commercial real estate services firm JLL in Boca Raton, can think of no other project like it in South Florida.
“It’s an extremely ambitious concept,” Kingsley said. “There was a mixed-use project announced in Aventura, but not to this scale.”
This week, Broward commissioners gave the developer permission to build on an additional 9 acres of wetlands on the 50-acre parcel.
In return, the developer will dedicate $1 million to create 20 acres of wetlands at Long Key Nature Center in Davie. And it will give them more space to build, so the condo towers will not have to be as tall as anticipated.
Once built, Metropica would generate an estimated $22 million a year in taxes, with $5 million going to Broward County, Moskowitz said. The rest would go to the city of Sunrise, the school district and other taxing authorities.