1,800-Room Marriott At Worldcenter Still On Track To Break Ground By Year End (Plus New Renderings)

A representative for MDM Development said yesterday that they still plan to break ground on the 1,800-room Marriott Marquis at Miami Worldcenter by the end of the year.

Miami’s Planning Board approved zoning modifications needed for the project at a meeting yesterday. It now goes to the full commission for approval next week.

The Marriott will become the largest hotel in Miami, and one of the largest convention spaces.

 

For full stats of the project, click here.

Revised renderings and plans below:

 

 

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anonymous
7 years ago

Looks nice.

Parking/convention podium chokes the street which is the sort of thing Miami 21 is supposed to prevent.

Anonymous
7 years ago

That is one HUGE and UGLY parking garage. It is a shame more of an effort to hide it or include residential/commercial units as “liners” were not part of the plan.

gregory
7 years ago

For the people who are complaining about the parking garage, the parking garage actually has less parking than required for the size of the building. Thus they could have made the parking garage larger. Also they’re depicting light rail next to it, hmmm.

Really???
7 years ago

Looking at the rendering you can clearly see a use other than parking along a large portion of the primary and secondary frontage. Once again people complaining about Miami21 when they don’t even understand it. I really doubt people are going to be walking down the street 2 stories in the air.

marc
7 years ago

Nice move by adding the light rail cars in the render instead of the actual FEC freight trains coming from the port that actually use or will be soon using regularly with the whole panamax port upgrade. It would be cool if light rail could use a portion of those tracks as well. It’s a shame there isn’t a direct connection to AAF or better yet the Metro Rail Overtown station across the street, it would have made straight shot to the convention center/hotel from MIA practically seamless. It’s also a shame they removed the cutout, it actually made this building interesting. All in all it’s great to have this here.

Laz
7 years ago

Should have had more parking.

SEFTA
7 years ago

I am so hoping that light-rail will be an integral part of this development. It is so needed and there is ample room to add 2 light-rail lines that would have exclusive lanes to Fort Lauderdale and every neighborhood in between.
I realize that the parking lot’s facade is facing rail lines. This corridor is no ordinary corridor unless they treat as so. It appears it will be covered by a green wall, but this corridor should be highlighted and used for bikes pedestrian and plcemaking. Not demoted to a blank wall, not matter how sculptural it will be.
Streets for people, not just cars. Incude a light-rail line and cut the garge in half. #LightRail to #DesignDistrict, #Edgewater #Morningside #NorthMiami #ElPortal #NMB #Aventura #Hallandale #DaniaBeach #FLL #FortLauderdale all in traffic free corridor

Anon
7 years ago

We have Art Deco here in Miami. Then came MiMo. With this project it appears that the 21st century building style will usher in this fortress mentality, not unlike the Hedge Fund manager and his proposed fortress on Biscayne Blvd. With the MDM wall here the only thing missing is the moat to keep the peasants out.

XVS
7 years ago

What 21st century? The design is straight from the 1990s.

XVS
7 years ago

Is anyone seeing any activity at new Rail Station site? Am I missing something, or it’s dead?

gregory
7 years ago

Its dead, I look at it everyday.

XVS
7 years ago

I thought so, thanks. The “immediate start of construction” of two months ago seems well executed, LOL.

gregory
7 years ago

Now i’m wonder what they’re going to build on that new empty lot between loft 1 & 2.

Laz
7 years ago

will at one point Loft 3 was suppose to go there, now they tore down that other small apartment building so I would imagine some sort of condo will go up? they should also take the air rights of the parking garage accross the street that the loft people park in and connect all the buildings.

Juan Carlos
7 years ago

What a massive parking garage! It’s next to TWO Metrorail stations, Metromover and the future All Aboard Florida station with future Tri-Rail service. What a ridiculous amount of parking! Not to mention the ground floor street life looks dead.

marc
7 years ago

You guys do realize that only the northwest corner portion behind the towers is parking for this convention center and let alone largest hotel in South Florida?

Really???
7 years ago

You don’t need to realize anything to blindly criticize based on ideology.

Fredric
7 years ago

Not only that but these are just renderings, which can and will change. As for AAF, an article just the other day here talked about red tape holding up the project due to environmental impact studies and such. I suspect that is why there is no construction at the station site yet, not some fundamental financing or other critical issue. Rarely do big projects ever start right when the initial start-date or projected groundbreaking is projected to happen. And the renderings do show a not-as-of-yet planned or announced light rail system.

Laz
7 years ago

im surprise no one has brought up another design change, last time i notice there was a hole in the middle of the building which i kinda liked.

XVS
7 years ago

Holes do come in handy sometimes, but not in this case…JMHO. I hope it’s gone, it was a bit too clever for my taste.
It’d be nice if glass color was the same as that of Conrad Miami/Espirito Santo tower. It’s beautiful.

Obviously
7 years ago

Some people tickle me when come on this site. They complain about a development like Centro having no parking but is near Metrorail/mover stations, and then whine about this development having parking or TOO much parking because it’s near AAF and Metrorail/mover stations….smh

Peter Altschuler
7 years ago

Is that a light rail train I see on page 17? Yes, it could be a bendy bus, but I see tracks when I zoom in! I wonder if city planners working on the light rail project to Miami Beach are considering the FEC Port of Miami spur for part of its alignment (from the AAF station to Biscayne)…