Infrastructure Work For America’s Biggest Mall About To Begin In Miami

An interchange needed for America’s biggest mall will begin construction shortly, with bids from contractors said to have been due earlier this week, according to Miami Today.

Construction will begin shortly after bids are received, a representative said.

Developer Triple Five plans to spend $220 million alone just on roadway and highway changes required for the project.

The mall cannot open until a Turnpike interchange is completed, expected in 2025, the developer’s attorney said. Site plan approval isn’t even on the agenda for the developer until 2020 since infrastructure work will take so long.

Utilities work is also now in design, with construction expected soon at a cost of $7 million. Completion is expected in two years, with the developer covering costs.

American Dream Miami is expected to eventually become the biggest mall in America upon completion, with retail, dining and entertainment. Total cost is estimated at $4.5 billion to $5 billion.

In total, the project will include 7.2 million square feet with towers as tall as 50 stories. It will also have restaurants, the world’s largest indoor ski slope, a walk-through aquarium, a skating rink, an ice-climbing wall, live theater venues for Russian ballet and Chinese acrobats and 2,000 hotel rooms.

 

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Anonymous

You want some transit in an urban area with millions of people? Sorry, no rail for you.

Want a new highway interchange for 200 million $ in the everglades? Sure.

Florida DOT is very backwards.

Anonymous

Please, talk about mass transit some other time.

Anonymous

Thank you! All these hounds want to talk about mass transit, this article is about a Mall. Stick to the subject.

Anonymous

The parking pedestal, transportation to nowhere that needs it, get the cars off the road crowd sure annoys me after awhile.

Anonymous

Jersey equivalent mall – owned by the same hatchet group – is still the ugliest thing around and not open yet. Both projects are just tax write-offs for laundered profits. We do not need these mega-malls.

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The American Dream mall in Jersey was a 10 year nightmare. Watch this one be the same.

Anonymous

Nightmare for the man who worked on it and raised a family?

Anonymous

This developer did not start the New Jersey project but was brought in by the State to finish and open it. You should google it because it is far from the “ugliest thing around” that previous developers of the project envisioned.

Anonymous

That is your opinion. I have been the one in Minnesota and loved it! This one will have snow boarding in Miami! That is one thing I am looking forward to. I just hope this gets done in the 20’s not the 30’s.

Anonymous

That’s why God invented airplanes… for people to live in Florida and still enjoy Snowboarding in the winter.

Anonymous

God Invented Planes? Ok Mike Pence.

Anonymous

I’m just wondering how much was God charged for the patent?

Anonymous

What a nightmare.

Anonymous

So completion of the mall by 2027 ?

Anonymous

Yeah.. if you haven’t noticed, some things take a long time to get started and finished in MiamiDade.

Anonymous

You absolutely right about that things do take a long time to get completed up north of Florida beats Miami

Anonymous

Agreed.

Anonymous

the empire state building was done in one year. Miami that would take 30 years. lazy ass people

Untuned

Bring over a Chinese workforce and it’ll be completed in a year lol

Anonymous

And in New Jersey. And in Minnesota. And in Nassau. And in….
It’s much easier to post a comment in a blog than to build a $1B + project.
(Which should go without saying.)

Anonymous

My money is on 2030 or 2031.

Anonymous

we going to be underwater by than

Anonymous

about to begin? if bids were due this week give it at least 6 months until they start working

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

GROSS.

POLO

All we need now is add the world’s biggest casino to the project.

Afi Keita James

If they pass the casino expansion bill

Geo

I mean, this would definitely be cool, but honestly, way out there, without any rail or decent public transport (I know blah, blah), I don’t see tourists making a special trip just for this, but who knows, hopefully I’m wrong

Anonymous

Right. Without public transportation this places doomed.

Listen up….Little Einsteins. Disney World doesn’t have public transportation taking whiny little daisies from their front porch to the park entrance. Somehow, tourist know Disney.

Anonymous

Yea Sawgrass Mills Mall is such a failure…

Anonymous

Do we really need another shopping mall in South Florida? Many of those that already exist are either half empty, underutilized or on the verge of closing. Additionally vehicular traffic is already at nightmare proportions and with such a gargantuan structure and the accompanying expected increase in vehicular traffic, the quality of life in South Florida will definitely be compromised. Why destroy the flora and further contribute to global warming? Tank the idea, please and thank you.

Anonymous

This behemoth will be literally right down the street from where I live. We live so far out there to avoid all the bullshit down in Miami. Make it down in Miami, more people would go, transit would be much easier for tourists and suburbs will stay as the suburbs. Simple sense.

Anonymous

People like you want to live in this capitalistic country but don’t like it when you see capitalism practiced.

Jerry

Are they going to be apartments for sale and if so can we get pre-construction prices

Anonymous

Two MAIN things i do not like about this project, not that it matters..

1. Terrible location, West Dade/Broward are suppose to be a buffer of urban development into the everglades and should be kept to single family homes, i.e. suburban.

2. Takes away from density development on the east and downtown areas. ( investment development and and infrastructure funding)

Anonymous

Yes, not only what you said is a waste of time because it doesn’t matter, it’s also pointless.

Anonymous

wow miami is just like NYC

Anonymous

huh?

Anonymous

Forget it.. Miami is full of delirious people.

Anonymous

Except it isn’t anywhere close to NYC.

Anonymous

This is some bullsh*t…freakin funny as hell to actually see some folks on here who seriously thinks this is some cool thing. I swear some of these country bumpkins down here just get wild eyed at the site of any construction site…hilarious. Most NYers know you can come down here and sell these fools anything. You’re trying so hard to be something.

Anonymous

“You’re trying so hard to be something.”

So are you.

Anonymous

Damn dude, you appear really upset about what’s going on in South Florida. Can a developer make South Florida his choice for a new condo project or anything else instead of where you would like it to be and not piss you off?

Man you’re trying hard to be outraged about nothing.

Anonymous

Unfortunately, some degree of truth to this statement.

Anonymous

Wow, Jealous NYC’er much? I mean… it’s a crappy project so it’s strange for you to be jealous but clearly it bothers you enough to make a post.

BTW, having been to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore… then NYC… its kinda sad to see you NYC’ers still think your little town is something too. 😉

Anonymous

Crappy?
Any intelligent person posting here would be proud to get the asphalt contract for this job.
Forget about the architects, engineers, consultants, underwriters, contractors, subconcontractors, etc.
I would be proud to supply the toilets…