Get To Know Avenida Biscayne in Aventura, FL

Earlier this year, Regency Centers completed demolition at the site for Avenida Biscayne, a unique retail destination situated in the heart of Aventura — just 15 miles north of Miami in Miami-Dade County. Delivering the first space to merchants for buildout in Q4 2024, the ground-up redevelopment encompasses every aspect from design to construction to leasing.

Outside of Regency, the Avenida Biscayne project includes teams from API+ (architecture), Kimley-Horn (engineering), and Oak Construction.

Construction Details

Avenida Biscayne will feature 28,000 SF of retail space, including three restaurant spaces with generous patios for covered outdoor dining. Beyond the best-in-class retailers and restaurants, Avenida Biscayne was designed to integrate various ecological considerations, ensuring it can withstand the evolving weather and climate conditions that will shape the future of south Florida real estate.

Flood Mitigation: The construction plan prioritizes flood mitigation strategies to safeguard against extreme weather conditions. In addition to significantly raising base site elevation, the entire site will be outfitted with a unique stormwater management system that utilizes deep wells to move stormwater back into the groundwater table. All storefront doors will be equipped with floodgates, watertight panels that secure the entrances in the event of a heavy storm.

Wind Resistance: All structural and exterior components of the buildings are held to a very high wind-resistance standard. Each building is equipped with “wind frame walls” to prevent the frame from twisting under exceptional exterior wind force. All building products, from the storefront windows to the attachment screws, are tested and approved in Miami-Dade County’s “Product Control” program.

Heat Reduction: Regency is installing a wide, continuous integrated canopy that extends the entire length of the shopping center, providing visitors full protection from dynamic South Florida weather. This oversized canopy will nearly eliminate direct sun exposure on the storefront windows, significantly reducing heat buildup inside the units.

Patrick-McKinley_500x500We're thrilled to lead this redevelopment effort and infuse new life into the heart of the community,” said Patrick McKinley, Senior Vice President, Senior Market Officer. “Our vision is to create a vibrant destination that not only meets the needs of today's residents and visitors, but also sets the stage for a thriving future. This endeavor is more than bricks and mortar; it's about crafting experiences, fostering connections, and shaping the fabric of the local community for generations to come.

Merchandising Mix

Located at the southeast corner of Biscayne Blvd. and William Lehman Causeway, the project is currently seeking specialty retail and restaurant merchants with spaces ranging from 2,024 to 7,350 SF. Among those already committed are two notable establishments: Maman, a charming French-style coffee shop, and Bulla Gastrobar, an innovative Spanish tapas restaurant.

Image: Maman

French for “mother,” Maman is a café, bakery, restaurant, and event space inspired by family traditions. Its menu highlights classics from North America and the South of France — including pain au chocolat, quiche, and creme fraiche pancakes. Situated in a 1,736 SF space in the second retail building, the eatery will feature rustic décor and signature floral accents.

Image: Bulla Gastrobar

Bulla Gastrobar is renowned for its authentic Spanish fare, inventive cocktail program, and animated atmosphere. Inspired by Spain’s most popular tapas restaurants, the menu consists of shareable dishes that are served as they're prepared. Bulla is part of the Centurion Restaurant Group umbrella and will occupy the 5,709 SF space in the second retail building, adjacent to a spacious covered outdoor dining patio.

1516574701490Retail is an incredibly special thing,” said Elizabeth Clipp Martin, Senior Manager, Investments. “When new retail is built, it expands the habitat of the entire community, because it singularly embraces the public. Beautiful retail is even more special because it signals to a community that we value the experiences that make up their lives. We see their day-to-day life as worthy of beauty and excitement. In that spirit, there is no better moment for Avenida Biscayne.

Slated to open in 2025, Avenida Biscayne is located on a prime corner in a regional shopping trade area, offering great visibility, ease of access, and ample parking. For additional leasing information, contact