The massive American Dream Miami project won final approval from the Miami-Dade commission last week – and it’s now looking like more of a theme park than a mall.
The $4b project will now have a much larger entertainment component than originally planned, with the amount of retail space reduced, according to the WSJ.
Originally, the proposal included 3.5 million square feet of retail, with 1.5 million square feet of entertainment. Now, the developer will likely do the opposite, an attorney for the developer said.
Entertainment features are expected to include an indoor ski slope, ice climbing wall, waterpark, and submarine lake. There will also be 2,000 hotel rooms.
30 million annual visitors are expected.