Aventura Mall $200 Million Expansion Goes Vertical

Vertical construction is now underway on an expansion that will add 315,000 square feet to Aventura Mall, along with a new parking garage.

Renderings appear to show a Tesla store is a part of the plans.

Carlos Zapata is the design architect.

Aventura Mall has launched construction on a major expansion that will include a new three-level, 315,000 square-foot retail wing and multi-level parking garage.

The new wing, which is expected to open in late 2017, will include several destination restaurants, more than three dozen retail stores, a new food court with indoor/outdoor seating and a rooftop garden, and VIP concierge area perfect for private dinners and events.

Designed by renowned architect Carlos Zapata and JPRA Architects, the new wing will be built on the east side of the property, near Macy’s. The structure will blend seamlessly with Aventura Mall’s existing architecture but also provide a completely unique experience for visitors. The contemporary space will blur the lines between inside and outside with an immense glass façade and a skylight that extends the entire length of the concourse. The design will provide an abundance of natural light and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Outdoor courtyards will be ideal for dining and people watching, and select pieces from local and international artists such as Wendell Castle and Mark Handforth will spark conversation.

Aventura Mall opened in 1983 and has been a key component in the City of Aventura’s dynamic residential and tourism growth. A 1997 expansion doubled the shopping center’s footprint and a 2007 addition included Nordstrom and a three-level wing of upscale stores. At 2.7 million square feet, Aventura Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in the country and welcomes nearly 30 million visitors each year.

Aventura Mall is one of the top five highest-grossing malls in the country in terms of gross sales and was ranked by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau as the city’s most-visited shopping center by tourists. Anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, the center features more than 300 of the world’s most iconic, recognized retailers and a growing collection of luxury boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Burberry, Bally, Emilio Pucci, Omega and Brooks Brothers.

 

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Marc305

This used to be my first choice for a mall but I am pretty sure I will hardly ever go there after Brickell City Centre and Met Square are completed. Still, it looks like a great addition, that will compliment the rest of the mall perfectly.

J.

Cool beans.

Afi

Glad I go to Aventura mall.

laz

The expansion of this mall is obscene; this mall is a nightmare for parking and traffic and that was two expansions ago. what this mall needed is more parking and more accessible streets to get in and out

Andrew

One of the key components of this expansion is a multi-level parking garage…

Anonymous

move to los angeles or houston if you’re so obsessed with living in a giant parking lot with a handful of buildings here and there, and not an actual city.

Laz

why would i? that is what Miami is, an LA, Houston etc.. its not Manhattan like some you of anonymous urbanist that probably live in Kendall think it is. at the end of the day Aventura is a city outside of Miami and you have to get there in what? a car!

Anonymous

No it isn’t, no matter how much the cancerous politicians and their backers like you wish it were so, and have tried to make it so.

But go on, ‘Laz’, keep crying about even more parking, more toll roads, adding more express-lanes on the highway on every post…it is clear that you are set on living in a third world delusion and not the Miami of reality, where every person who has a car knows that this insanity has to end ASAP.

Laz

well ‘anonymous’ its nice to know i have unintentional followers.the miami reality is that the non car areas you want to create Downtown/Brickell dont mean anything to most of the population which live and work outside of those areas; why you are arguing with me for a suburban mall where 99.9999% get to it in a car is beyond me.

Let me know when you get that metrorail to every single area of miami dade county.

Anonymous

Added a parking garage

Employee @ Aventura Mall

They have a huge, new garage which has plugs for electric vehicles. Never a parking issue since built. There is still a lot of construction happening at mall & they are rebuilding the Publix that will include a CVS in the plaza.

Anonymous

Aventura will not just quietly bow to the upstarts! Given that it is basically the centerpiece of the existence of that city…it will always have to announce some kind of expansion every 2 or 3 years.

Anonymous

Who is the general contractor?

Anonymous

more cars – more traffic – more congestion – more gridlock. all very discouraging.

Elvis

Looks like a fun new addition.

jerry

Like every city that has oppressive heat most of the year, indoor shopping entertainment are the norm and the go to destinations for anything to do with shopping and entertainment, Miami is duplicating Dubai’s model which has 2 of the largest malls in the world. It works. It’s not a typical city like NY or LA. Zero walk ability. But with these new projects in Brickell And Aventura, walking the malls will be as close as u can get to walking a city as can be