Massive Metropica Development Breaks Ground In Sunrise With First Residential Tower
Sunrise residents, Metropica is officially underway.
The first residential tower of the 65-acre retail and residential development, situated next to Sawgrass Mills Mall, broke ground Tuesday afternoon. The 28-story condo building, called YOO at Metropica, will consist of 263 luxury units and 10 penthouses.
Construction on the tower, originally set to begin this summer, is expected to be completed in 2017.
Residents at YOO at Metropica will enjoy a plethora of amenities, including a resort-style salt water pool, a 24-hour fitness center with outdoor yoga and cross-training facilities, a recreation area, a lounge and private event space, a movie theater and tennis courts.
More than 400 guests attended the groundbreaking ceremony, which included speakers such as Scott Leventhal, president and CEO of developer Trillist; Joseph Kavana, chairman and CEO of investment and development company KGH Development; and Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan.
So far, developers said sales of residential units have been “exceedingly strong,” with a lot of interest coming from the Central and South American markets, as well as Chinese investors.
Metropica itself will eventually encompass 4 million square feet of retail shops, restaurants, eight residential towers, a 2.5-acre park, a beach club, soccer fields, an iPic luxury movie theater and more.
Think about the development as a mini city within a city.
“A project of this magnitude is indicative of the solid market fundamentals and positive economic climate that are driving growth in the West Broward region, as well as a prime example of the continuing evolution of this area in attracting significant future corporate, residential and retail investment,” Ryan said.
The entire project is expected to take five to seven years to complete, a Metropica representative said.
View photos from the groundbreaking, as well as renderings of the Metropica development, below:
YOO at Metropica broke ground on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Yoo at Metropica's 24-hour fitness center offers residents cardio, yoga and more.
The resort-style beach club will replicate the oceanside feel with a beach-like pool.
Metropica will include two full-size tennis courts.
Landscape architecture and urban design firm EDSA is creating Metropica's green spaces.
Open green spaces include a 2.5-acre "Central Park" and walking trails.
Retail offerings will include restaurants, entertainment venues and large-scale anchor stores.
iPic Theaters serves up chef-driven gourmet food and cocktails as moviegoers watch a flick in plush seats.