News is arriving of a new proposal to add a mega aquarium known as the Wometco Aquatic Center and a destination park in the vicinity of Sunny Isles Beach Boulevard & Collins Avenue. The arrangement is between the City of Sunny Isles Beach and the highly reputable real estate developer J. Milton & Associates which is the mastermind behind Sunny Isles Beach projects such as Pinnacle, King David, Sayan and the new St. Tropez. J. Milton came up with the idea and this Sunny Isles Beach aquarium would give the city a mega boost as a tourist destination plus the St. Tropez condo tower will boast a major new amenity.
J. Milton is a visionary developer.. He sees the finalization of the St. Tropez luxury condominium, the high-end retail shopping it will attract below, this new Wometco Aquatic Center and the magnitude for Sunny Isles Beach. J. Milton knows what this desirable combination will do for the St. Tropez demand and the growing City of Sunny Isles setting a new milestone for the resort destination and premier location. St. Tropez opened with the C.O. last year on waterfront land across from the ocean and adjacent to the proposed park offering 3 intimate towers at approximately 60% sold with developer financing and great buyer incentives. The park, aquarium and complex should be finalized by 2013.
“St. Tropez residents would be steps away from a lush park elevated high enough to afford water views. The plan commissioned by the Coral Gables developer would transform a strip mall near Collins Avenue and Sunny Isles Boulevard into an elevated park with shops, restaurants and an aquarium run by the owner of the Miami Seaquarium. Sunny Isles spent about $20 million acquiring the land over the last two years, including a $1.5 million parcel owned by J. Milton. Sunny Isles expects to spend an additional $15 million building the park and a 350 car underground parking garage. An open air movie theater would mark the western end of the complex, with broad steps resembling a Mayan temple leading to the glass walled aquarium and retail center. Plans call for street level shops and two restaurants. A three-story reef tank would be the main attraction inside. The two upper floors would house enough banquet space for 1,000 people, said architect Eduardo Castiñeira of Miami’s Axioma3.” - MiamiHerald