Developer Announces Plan To Build Nation’s Largest Mall And Theme Park In Miami

Developer Triple Five is proposing to build a mall near Miami Lakes that could be the largest in the U.S.

In addition to the mall, the project would include a theme park with simulated ski slopes, an ice skating rink, a legoland, submarine rides and sea lions. It would cost as much as $4 billion to build.

Triple Five owns the Mall of the Americas in Minneapolis, which currently holds the title as the largest mall in the country.

The project would be built on 200 acres at the intersection of I-75 and the Turnpike, within the UDRB. Mayor Gimenez told Doug Hanks of the Miami Herald that a deal is in place that would waive a lease that the school board has for part of the land. 80 acres would then be sold by the state of Florida to the county, which would resell it to Triple Five. The rest of the land is owned by the Graham Companies.

 

 

(via miami herald/doug hanks/twitter)

22 Comments

  1. Dan

    March 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Let’s get it done!!!

  2. Martim

    March 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Sounds like a terrible accident waiting to happen…

  3. Dev1

    March 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I think I saw a rare owl on that site lol

  4. Anonymous

    March 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Is that an NYC skyline with the WTC still standing in the background?

    • Anonymous

      March 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      It’s actually midtown New York with the Time Warner Center to the left side. I guess this was originally meant for Jersey.

  5. Richard

    March 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I think it is about time that Miami-Dade has more to offer than Gambling, bars, and a few very small attractions that just survive, the attractions that is. This will bring in millions of people from all over and if done right give us a boost we need. There will always be those that can’t see a good thing even if it bites them in the you know where!

  6. Anonymous

    March 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Wow in 5 or 6 years Miami will be in the top 5 destinations in the world to visit with this mall and possibly a theme park from Fox and all the other proposed projects Miami is destin to be great where can you party gamble eat enjoy the beach watch every major sport and go to a theme park all in one place MIAMI thats where

  7. Obviously

    March 5, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Let’s see how fast politicians, ecologist, and bickering between city, county, and state can screw this up.

  8. miami1

    March 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    The water park looks awesome but it will probably be out doors. Isn’t that patch of land the last refuge of the rare giant spotted feathered flying alligator?

    • Obviously

      March 5, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      I think it is. It’s also home to the rare blue star shaped shell of the paddle feet dragon fly face pink turtle.

      • analnymous

        March 6, 2015 at 2:25 am

        And the list goes on.. this is not a laughing matter.
        It is also the last known refuge of the endangered Fighting Cock of Hialeah.

  9. metromoverlover

    March 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    There is a metromover in the background, I could only dream.

  10. Eon

    March 5, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Unnecessary. It’s already between the enormous Sawgrass Mills and Dolphin Malls. Why not build a world class sports complex with that can compete for future Olympics instead of a mall? Geez. What a crappy idea.

  11. Alan

    March 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    How many viable a profitable mega malls can Dade and Broward have?

    • laz

      March 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      well i dont consider Dolphin or Sawgrass a real mall. the only real mall is Aventura and maybe dadeland. Dolphin and Sawgrass are for trash.

      I have no problem with this if its not an outlet mall. also the intersection of I75 and turnpike on the east side they are already clearing for something but i think its the long rumored south turnpike to north or south i75 exit ramp.

  12. christopher johnson

    March 6, 2015 at 12:22 am

    IF built, we can pretend we are in an area of the country that snows?

    • Fredric

      March 6, 2015 at 5:59 am

      Don’t laugh. That simulated ski slope attraction would almost surely be by far the most popular feature at this mega-mall, IF it ever actually gets developed.

  13. Anonymous

    March 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    This would be great.
    Plus Genting should move and do their casino there.
    Then Genting’s site could become David Beckahams stadium sorrounded by condos, parks, miami world center and all the Museums…

    That would be an amazing Downtown!!

  14. XVS

    March 6, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Since FL is one of only few states where population is guaranteed to grow, money will be flowing here with all kinds of breathtaking projects. I am all for this thing being built.

  15. Danny

    March 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The thing is a horrible idea. We already have huge malls. This will not bring new business and jobs but take them away from other businesses.

  16. Tomas Possenti

    March 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Great concept. Mid-June Ski runs anyone? – Tomas Possenti

    • Obviously

      March 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Would it be real snow?

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