SoLē Mia: Crystal Lagoons’ greatest project in the U.S.23 October, 2015 / News
Crystal Lagoons announced a world-class partnership with LeFrak and Turnberry Associates to develop two Crystal Lagoons that will be the centerpiece of Solē Mia Miami, a joint venture mega-development that will feature the first planned Crystal Lagoons in Miami, The Real Deal has learned.
The 10-acre Crystal Lagoon, at SoLē Miami Miami, represents the first in Miami for Miami-based Crystal Lagoons. Turnberry Associates and LeFrak also have an option to develop a second Crystal Lagoon in the future at the same site, the lagoon company said. SoLē Mia Miami, between Northeast 139th Street and Northeast 151st Streets, is a 183-acre master-planned community located on one of the largest remaining undeveloped parcels in South Florida east of Biscayne Boulevard.
The massive project, zoned for 4,400 residential units, is also expected to feature a dine-in movie theater, high-end bowling and entertainment venue, 37 acres of community parks and recreation, upscale shopping and dining, commercial office space, as well as other amenities.
Crystal Lagoons, a multinational innovation company with its U.S. Headquarters based in Miami, is revolutionizing the real estate market with its transformative concept and technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited-size lagoons that add enormous value to new and existing real estate projects. The Caribbean-style beachfront and crystal-clear waters are the ideal amenity for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing in a safe and fun environment.
“We are very excited about our partnership with LeFrak and Turnberry Associates on their joint venture development in North Miami,” said Uri Man, CEO, Crystal Lagoons US, Corp. “With a real estate portfolio that’s growing throughout the U.S. and around the world, we are reinventing the way business and residential communities are being built, focusing on sustainable and innovative development. As our first project in South Florida, we look forward to showcasing this signature project near our U.S. headquarters.”
Crystal Lagoons’ technology uses disinfection pulses that allow using up to 100 times less chemicals than swimming pools, and also uses an ultrasonic filtration system that allows using up to 50 times less energy than for conventional filtration systems. Uri Man, CEO of Crystal Lagoons US Corp. said the technology allows for the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size lagoons.
The beachfront and blue water create a venue for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing, he said. “We’re revitalizing real estate development. Now, you can create your own location.” “Our lagoons are really transforming the lifestyle of these communities with access to the beach.”
The lagoons at SoLē Mia will be anywhere from six to 12 feet deep, Man said. They can use most types of water, including fresh, salt, brackish and well water. “Our lagoons provide real estate developments with substantial quantifiable benefits such as increases in pricing, sales velocity, higher rents and in many cases the lagoons are being used to transform otherwise non-viable development sites into viable development sites,” Man said.
The first Crystal Lagoon was built 17 years ago in Chile at San Alfonso del Mar. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons currently has a portfolio of more than 300 projects in 60 countries worldwide including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Egypt, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Colombia.
The SoLē Mia Miami project follows the lagoon company’s recently announced U.S. projects including partnerships with real estate developers such as Tavistock Development Group in Orlando, Metro Development Group in Tampa, and more projects planned for Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The company said it has 35 projects in negotiation in the United States, valued at $20 billion.
Crystal Lagoons Corp. is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.