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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Please, talk about mass transit some other time.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

God Invented Planes? Ok Mike Pence.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

What a nightmare.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So completion of the mall by 2027 ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agreed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Untuned
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

My money is on 2030 or 2031.

Anonymous
2 years ago

we going to be underwater by than

Anonymous
1 year ago

then*

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

GROSS.

POLO
2 years ago

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

Afi Keita James
2 years ago

If they pass the casino expansion bill

Geo
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Yea Sawgrass Mills Mall is such a failure…

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Jerry
2 years ago

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

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

I saw the bridge at NW. 170th, Street that’s needed for this thing and I have to tell you, it was actually abandoned after it was completed in the 1980s. It may not have opened because nothing has been developed in that area for a long time. I recently heard that SOME kind of road work for that bridge is starting up. A sewer line is needed under NW. 170th, Street I heard at 87th, Avenue and I heard that its going to be installed there. It makes sense to put it there since work is starting on the abandoned bridge at NW. 170th, Street anyway. A sewer line shouldn’t take that long (two years) just to get installed though; though there is the road work. There is a rumor about the canal on the South end of that road being closed off for the expansion to make new lanes. 170th cuts off at NW. 67th, Avenue by the way. As for Miami Gardens Drive (NW. 186th, Street, | FL-SR-860) there is a median with palm trees in the middle of the road. Now, they can trim the sides of that median to make more lanes if they want to ease traffic on that street from East to West or West to East. There is an area with wide open grass and then an area with trees at 87th, Avenue and NW 186th, St. That side where the open grass is can be split in half to make like super-lanes or bus lanes. Is there an available option to build a bridge on one of the streets North of Miami Gardens Drive? If there is, some kind of road or access point could be built there. That would help a little bit. Someone talk to the county about that. Also, is there an option to add a second access road on top of the ones needed at Miami Gardens Drive to make it easier and something on the county line? Maybe there can be a connector road in Broward County to give even more access to the mall and possibly build more connector streets in areas between Doral and Miami Lakes to access the megamall. One thing is for sure, the Turnpike extension and interchange is going to have to start construction earlier and get done faster though because that’s way out there. 2025 for the Turnpike completion and 2025 for the mall. THE CONSTRUCTION ON THIS MALL IS ALL ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THAT TURNPIKE PROJECT! Come on. You have other roads getting done earlier for now Mr. Diaz De La Portilla.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Good afternoon does anyone have any details such as a Miami office telephone number or email for more information thanks?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

wow miami is just like NYC

Anonymous
2 years ago

huh?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Forget it.. Miami is full of delirious people.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Except it isn’t anywhere close to NYC.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

So are you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Unfortunately, some degree of truth to this statement.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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…