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IconBay to Include Garage-top Tennis Courts and Watersports Marina

August 13, 2012 by Lucas Lechuga

IconBay tennis courts

Rooftop tennis courts?  Why didn’t anyone say anything?  I’m not an avid tennis player but I wouldn’t mind partaking in a few games of tennis if they were to be held on a rooftop offering a majestic water view.  Heck, I’m not even a tennis player period but I might just volunteer to be the line judge.  Where do I sign up?  One of IconBay’s latest renderings reveals two tennis courts atop its parking garage.  It appears, however, that only one of the two courts will offer an unobstructed view of Biscayne Bay.  I wonder what the wait time for that court will be.  The tennis courts at IconBay will be located on the 7th floor and offer ball and towel service, filtered water stations and access to his-and-hers locker rooms.  The courts will even be lighted to allow for nighttime play.

Icon Bay recreational lifestyle

It seems that recreational activities and encouraging its residents to live a healthy lifestyle will be a central theme for Icon Bay.  Icon Bay’s latest marketing piece states that it will include a watersports marina for windsurfing, paddleboarding, sailing, jet skiing and other motorized and non-motorized aquatic activities.  How awesome is that?

Icon Bay waterfront sculpture park

Icon Bay waterfront park

The waterfront sculpture park will also be a distinguishing feature for Icon Bay.  Featured artists will include: José Bedia Valdes, Carolina Sardi, Edouard Duval Carrié , Gary Nader and Daniel Maman.  In the rendering above, notice the dog park, sculpture garden, exercise stations, play fountain and interactive sculpture along with the winding walkways and baywalk.  Sounds like it will be one helluva park!

Icon Bay swimming pool

The Infinity-edge pool at Icon Bay will be accented by a snack and cocktail bar and private cabanas.  Towel service will also be offered.

IconBay fitness center

The fitness center and spa at IconBay will include top-of-the-line cardio and weight training equipment, sauna and steam rooms, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates classes and more.

Icon Bay condos

Icon Bay condos

IconBay backside rendering

Notice the triangular-shaped balconies on the backside of the building in the above rendering of IconBay.  You also get a good shot of the two tennis courts.  I must say that these latest renderings have me excited about the prospects for IconBay.  It will definitely be a game-changer for the neighborhood.  Hopefully the watersports marina will be open to non-residents as well.

I updated our Icon Bay building profile page to include all of the latest information that has been released including amenities and residence features.

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AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

Stunning. I must warn you though, In 8 years, I have never seen the garage top tennis court at Waverly ever being used even once. But then that is Sobe and Flamingo park Courts are right next door.
The marina & the park looks incredible. So bad, they will only be accessible for the residents for sure.

Waverly Tennis Player
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Waverly Tennis Player
5 years 3 months ago

I’ve used the Waverly courts plenty of times :)

Kevin
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Kevin
5 years 3 months ago

Man. Short memories.. Aj is right. No one uses amenities. They put it thereto hide an ugly garage roof. It’s not that amazing.

Eric
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Eric
5 years 3 months ago

When do the units come up for pre-sale?

Chris
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Chris
5 years 3 months ago

So the building is going to be built on top of the park? How do they expect grass to grow there? I see it being replaced with gravel or something similar after the first year.

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

Only a small portion is under the building. So that portion will get light as the sun rises and then light again as the sun sets.

Kramer
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Kramer
5 years 3 months ago

Hi Lucas. Glad to see your blog active again. Interesting to watch Miami evolve and grow into a city with a synergy and urban vibe worthy of it’s nickname of the “Magic City”. How about a post about the recent Herald article about the proposed project by Florida East Coast Property who will build a massive new train station for trains to run from Miami to Disney that will include Hotel,Retail and Apartments in Downtown Miami near the CourtHouse.

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

Recent article about it:
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2012/06/28/feci-planning-grand-destination-on.html

The could essential build something as big as Citicentre in the heart of downtown. It would be huge for downtown. I have friends over at Flagler working on this. SOM will be the lead architects on the project.

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

Something else I’m surprised Lucas hasn’t been talking about are the plans for the Design District:

This has already been approved by the commission.

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

Lucas,

Here is the special area plan. It’s a big file but it has a lot of pictures at the end.

http://egov.ci.miami.fl.us/Legistarweb/Attachments/67365.pdf

Lara
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Lara
5 years 3 months ago

All of these new developments seem very exciting. Big scale. On a small scale I was very glad that independent movie theatres have success in the area. Hopefully some theatre studios will appear as well. It meand that the area bocomes a bit more bohemian and sophisticated.

Kramer
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Kramer
5 years 3 months ago

FYi – HGTV is showcasing ParaMount Bay in a 30 minute program entitled Urban Oasis Miami today Friday 8/24 at 9:00 p.m.

AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

Thanks Kramer. I hope to see it. I dont have a DVR :(

AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

Missed it :(
If anyone has a youtube link of it or something, please post it. Or if it is going to be repeated, please let us know. Thanks.

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

AJ, I comes on again this Wednesday. It was a pretty good advertisement for Miami in general. I like the fact that a lot of non South Beach stuff is getting attention.

It also looks like this area is starting to pick up. I’ve heard that Icon Bay is already about a quarter pre-sold and now it looks like Melo is building a block away from Paramount:

AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

Yes, Melo is building something in that choice choice plot of land. I wonder what. they are not advertising. They plan to build with their own money and then sell it finished!
Re: the show, what time on wednesday and what is the name of the program?
tks

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

It’s called HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. I’m not sure the time, I’d go to their website and look.

The site is the former Rosabella lofts site. They also purchased a site downtown on the river. Due to the success of 23 Biscayne they are supposedly working on 4 towers within the next few years. The aren’t building with their own money, they doing what pretty much the same as everyone else building right now, taking large deposits to finance the construction.

AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

Thanks for the info.
Melo has not made public any name, plans, renderings for that site next to the Unity Church/Paramount Bay. Eagerly waiting to see what is going to come up there.

AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

I drove by that plot yesterday. Lot of digging going on. Actually a month or two ago, there was a sign saying “For Sale”. Now it is replaced by “MELO”. So Melo developers might have bought it?

Gixxer1000
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Gixxer1000
5 years 3 months ago

Yes, it used to be the site for Rosabella lofts planned by ARCO development. Now Melo has it, the same developer who did 23 Biscayne. They also have a site downtown on the river. They’ve said they plan to do 4 projects in the next couple of years.

AJ
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AJ
5 years 3 months ago

Melo is on a roll. They own the 2 decrepit low rise buildings between the 1800 Club and Bay Parc Tower. The last super premium Bay/Pace Park fronted lot that is remaining. I am very eager to see what they are going to do with it. Probably some super luxury building in another couple of years. They can get top dollars for any unit in that site, so they may not build a medium luxury building there like 23 Biscayne there.

Carla S.
Anonymous
4 years 11 months ago

Are there any updates to this property? Is it selling well?

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