Yesterday, workers were seen removing gates that for decades have fenced in the mostly barren, surface parking lots where the project will be built. It is the first sign of movement on what would become one of the most transformative projects in downtown Miami’s history.
Records show that a phased construction permit is now pending for the site, after being filed earlier this month. In a press release last week, the developer said that they are targeting the the third quarter for an official groundbreaking of both the mall and the Paramount condo project.
Boston-based Suffolk Construction is said to be the construction manager for the project (Elkus Manfredi, Worldcenter’s master planner and architect, is also based in Boston.) Suffolk is managing construction at the nearby All Aboard Florida project, where work is underway.