American Dream Miami Will Be 40 Percent Bigger Than Any Other Mall In the U.S.

Miami’s American Dream mall will be 40 percent larger than the Mall of America in Minnesota, according to a new analysis of regulatory filings by Doug Hanks.

In total, American Dream is proposed to have 6.2 million square feet. That includes:

  • 3.5 million square feet of retail
  • 1.27 million square feet of attractions (water park/skiing/theme park etc.)
  • 230,000 square feet of entertainment (theaters/sports etc.)
  • 1.2 million square feet of common area

Mall of America has 4.4 million square feet, of which 2.58 million square feet is retail space.

Aventura Mall currently has 2.7 million square feet of retail, but is expanding.

Nearby the American Dream site in northwest Dade, The Graham Companies is planning a separate project with millions of square feet of business park and retail, along with thousands of homes.

 

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

I hope they build a real roller coaster like the one at the mall in abu dhabi… the one there didn’t take up a lot of space, much smaller than I had imagined it, but it packed a punch and was a lot of fun for those who hate shopping. It would be fun to have some sort of coaster thrill nearby like that.

suomynona
5 years ago

So northern Dade County will have the largest and 3rd largest malls in the country? That seems excessive. That said, I’d expect American Dream to take a fair amount of business from Aventura. For one, it will have “attractions” that Aventura won’t, and secondly, it will be directly off multiple highways. You won’t need to drive through that crazy Biscayne/Ives Dairy traffic.

But I didn’t know there was a “Graham Project” proposing 2,000 multifamily rentals bordering the American Dream property just to the south. And then a project to build roughly 1,100 homes just south of the Graham site by Dacar Management.

That’s quite the construction boom in that small area.

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/12/18/exclusive-new-mega-project-proposed-next-to.html

Austin
5 years ago

The reason perhaps developers and investors think Miami can handle Aventura, Sawgrass Mills, Dolphin, Brickell City Centre, World Center, Bal Harbour, Dadeland, Galeria, Boca Town Center, the Gardens, and maybe this one is because of all the tourists from South America, Canada, Europe, and increasingly Asia-Pacific. Plus all the jet-setters that come and spend here, do not underestimate the power of the rich and famous shopping in Miami area stores, they single handedly can make a shopping area profitable. So Miami has a rare combination of large population, massive tourism that actually comes in large part to buy things here, and is a destination for the wealthy. So size, numbers, and wallets. Without the tourism and rich people no way in hell the area can handle having potentiall 3 of the 6 largest malls in the United States.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very well put.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Soon all of Dade will have retail, homes, or some type of attraction. When we have tourist or visitors maybe another Super Bowl bid in a few years people will see how much south Florida and Miami have grown. We will be a destination you can shop, dine, enjoy the beaches, gamble, see art, enjoy a play or Opera, multiple forms of entertainment, night life and now indoor theme park and theme park from 20th Century Fox. Miami a place you can come and do anything i’m very excited.

Edin Coralic
5 years ago

We should start building public transportation YESTERDAY!!!!!!!
That is what Miami needs to be world class city.METRO from Miami to Miami Beach,from Miami downtown to Aventura,and from Miami Beach to Suny Isle Beach.When we done this (I hope in next 10 years),then we can call Miami WORLD CLASS CITY.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Imagine Dade County if they would have completed all of the proposed transit lines

http://www.transitmiami.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Taken_for_a_Ride_MetrorailCorridors_MiamiHerald.png

Suomynona
5 years ago

You may as well add FIU/Doral, Kendall/west Kendall, zoo Miami/Cutler/palmetto bay area, and dolphin stadium.

You need park and ride places out in the suburbs, and to connect places of interest (beach, mall, downtown, university, sporting stadiums, etc) everywhere else.

But that won’t be happening ANY time soon, sadly.

Anonymous
5 years ago

we are going to sink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Vulgar!

Anonymous
5 years ago

There was a separate article somewhere – not on TNM that wrote about the Graham project around American Dream Miami a few weeks ago. The Graham family since designed Miami Lakes, it would be cool to see what the Graham companies do with this project. As far as American Dream Miami goes I’m very interested in that indoor skiing as it seems it will resemble the one in Dubai mall. Skiing in the summers ??? Loving it !…But I would hope they would also cater to thrill seeking adults with kick a** roller coasters and such and not just for little kids. Same as the 20th century theme park – which will cater to not only to kids but to thrill seeking adults.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Let’s get this done!

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

Miami could use a good high production value water park. The beach is nice but is pretty much a one horse offering.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Well you in luck my friend they are actually building a schlitterbahn in Broward county so you will get your water park. Plus the 20th Century Fox theme park will have a water park American Dream Miami Mall will have a water park and there was a roomer that there would be a water park build right next to Dolphins Stadium google all of this for your self.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The water park across Sunlife stadium was a back up plan by Ross in case Sunlife never got its renovations. That was around 2011-2012. If he still does the water park post sunlife renovations it won’t be for a while. The one by 20th century fox will soon begin its first phase. But the one being built next to the ft Lauderdale airport ” Shlitterbahn ” is the one I’m definitely looking forward to. It will be completed by Spring 2018. They have a water slide called the ” Verruckt ” which is 168 feet – the tallest in the world. There is a YouTube video on it from the Shlitterbahn in Kansas city. Sick a** ride !!! And they plan on having it at the Ft Lauderdale one. Which will be Shlitterbahn’s biggest and the last park they will make. According to them.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The location is already posted on Google Maps