One Thousand Museum developers plan luxury condo in Miami's Edgewater

Two of the developers behind the One Thousand Museum luxury condo in Miami have proposed another condo tower, this one in the Edgewater neighborhood.

The city’s Urban Development Review Board will consider plans for 729 Edge on Oct. 20. It was proposed by 710 Edge LLC, which is owned by Kevin Venger, Louis Birdman, Michael Konig and Alex Posth.

Venger and Birdman were part of the group that completed One Thousand Museum in 2019. That condo was designed by late star architect Zaha Hadid, with Hollywood-based ODP Architecture & Design as the architect of record. ODP is also the architect of 729 Edge, which has some design similarities to One Thousand Museum.

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The developer has five parcels in two locations along Northeast 29th Street under contract. The condo would rise on the 0.47-acre site at 710 N.E. 29th St. along Biscayne Bay. The developer would buy out the entire 15-unit Harbor 29 condo, which was built in 1972.

The parking garage would be constructed on the 0.41-acre site at 483, 485, 501 and 530 N.E. 29th St. The small apartment buildings and single-family homes are under contract from King ME 29 Street LLC, Joel and Michelle Rodriguez, and Rodriguez & Co.

The entire project would total 342,848 square feet. The condo would rise 58 stories with 70 units while the 9-story parking garage would have 160 spaces. There would also be 13,037 square feet of commercial space between the two buildings, with ground-floor commercial space in the parking garage and a restaurant on the lower level of the condo.

Amenities in the condo would include a helipad on the roof – similar to One Thousand Museum, a dock, a lounge/bar, a business center, a private dining room, a theater room, storage spaces for owners, a fitness room, a salon, a spa, an indoor pool, a juice bar, and a sky lobby on the top floor.

Units would range from three to five bedrooms. There would be either one or two units per floor. The full-floor units would total 6,174 square feet. The two penthouses would be townhouse style with two floors.

Attorney Iris Escarra, who represents the developer in the application, wasn’t able to comment.

There’s been a surge in luxury condo sales in Miami-Dade County over the past year. This is one of the few sites left along the water in Miami where a condo can be developed.