Miami Worldcenter To Break Ground On Another 100K Square Feet Of Retail In January, Tenants To Be Announced By Year End 2020

Miami Worldcenter has announced that they are about to begin building more retail – and tenants could be announced soon.

Nitin Motwani, managing partner of Miami Worldcenter, told the SFBJ on Friday that they should be breaking ground on another 100,000 square feet of retail in January.

The new retail would be built next to the CitizenM hotel, he said.

Renderings released by Miami Worldcenter show a glassy retail building adjacent to a public square.

The Luma tower and the hotel are both already under construction on the same block, along with 50,000 square feet of retail and a garage being built.

Around 135,000 square feet of retail has already been completed, Motwani said. With the new groundbreaking and current construction, total retail will rise to about 285,000 square feet either completed or under construction.

Tenants have yet to be announced but are excepted to be revealed soon.

Art Falcone, a developer of Worldcenter, told the SFBJ in August that a “good set of several leases” will be announced at Miami Worldcenter before year end.

Worldcenter is a bit behind on retail construction, possibly endangering a deal with the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency for $18 million in incentives tied to retail completion. The developer is asking the CRA to extend the retail completion deadline (the CRA board will decide on November 16).

 

 

 

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Anonymous
11 months ago

Park West will soon be the new hot spot in town. Love it!!❤️

Anonymous
11 months ago

I just came back from NYC and MWC looks like it will resemble it very much. I hope we too get some fancy monument like the Vessel. It would bring a ton of tourists.

Anonymous
11 months ago

We will have the SkyRise as a tourist attraction but it’s not exactly in MWC

Anonymous
11 months ago

But when?????
I know and agree that an entertainment venue like Skyrise would be a colossal boom to downtown but I have yet to see a grain of sand moved

Anonymous
11 months ago

TNM please give us some news on the SkyRise!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

And also the Waldorf Astoria, please. Oh, and Okan Tower.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Also block 45

Anonymous
11 months ago

…and OBP!! When is Hollo braking ground??

Anonymous
11 months ago

Miami’s idea of art/monument is graffiti paintings on walls.

Shawn Kouri
11 months ago

Tesla should open a store there. And this new electric vehicle maker Rickame.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Tesla is already on Brickell

Anonymous
11 months ago

And probably soon in Doral

Anonymous
10 months ago

where

Jesus
11 months ago

I hope this all settles down with the pandemic because cases are skyrocketing. I hope that vaccine works in getting us back to something of a pre-2020 life. Retail is unfortunately going to suffer. Tourists! Where ya at?! Come shop!

Anonymous
11 months ago

I’m no economist but I believe (mostly hope) that once we get out of this pandemic, we will see a huge economic boom!

Anonymous
10 months ago

you must be brain dead if you are trusting the govt to release these unproven vaccines that so happens to be spearheaded by the great doctor bill gates… i’ll pass

Anonymous
10 months ago

nothing says “brain dead” more than this comment

Anonymous
10 months ago

Bill Gates has nothing to do with developing these vaccines. Willful ignorance and total lack of critical thinking like yours is the REAL danger in this world. EDUCATE yourself and stop being so stupid.

Anonymous
10 months ago

He can’t help himself because he’s a republican.

toxic to snowflakes
10 months ago

recommend your clean up, move out of mom’s house and attempt to get a clue because you are just wasting oxygen at this point

Anonymous
11 months ago

Any plans for the area surrounding the AAA? I nice European style square would be great.

Anonymous
11 months ago

What happened with AAA’s name? Wasn’t it supposed to change?

Anonymous
10 months ago

corona…?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Thanks Dr. Fake Fauci

Anonymous
11 months ago

Downtown for the win!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Park West

Anonymous
10 months ago

yes.. park west is part of downtown

Anonymous G
11 months ago

Loving the rendering. I hope it gets built soon. It will help that area out a lot.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Gorgeous venue

Anonymous
11 months ago

Another doom and gloom person.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Wonderful news! Forget all these no no no people obsessed with no parking, bike lanes, everything costs too much, sea level rising complainers. It’s time for Miami to step up and build a couple of billion dollar world class destination casino resort. Tax the gambling revenue, and invest it into Miami. This is the perfect area for it.

NYC Loves Miami
11 months ago

Perhaps TNM will give us an update soon on Genting’s vacant property. Also, the owner of Casino Miami said he was going to bring Vegas to Miami with a renovation and hotel, but I haven’t heard anything yet.

Anonymous
10 months ago

Hopefully whatever casinos won’t be in the downtown brickell area.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I love the renderings. Brickell step aside, MWC is here!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Finally we’ll get to learn who the tenants are. I am so curious! Can’t wait.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I hope we get high-class brands in that area

Anonymous
11 months ago

Nah, I’m hoping for a TJ Maxx, FinishLine, Champs Sports, Auntie Anne’s, etc

Jkjk

Anonymous
11 months ago

And lots of croqueta store😂

Anonymous
11 months ago

I want Valsan and La Revoltosa stores

Anonymous
11 months ago

Dude you can get croquetas everywhere.
Don’t you realize we live in a Croqueta/pastelito culture?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Totally
I want variety

Anonymous
10 months ago

Sams club is coming <3

Anonymous
11 months ago

It’ll be a Ross and a Publix, just you wait. 😉

Anonymous
11 months ago

Palacio de los Jugos y Ñooooo que Barato on the corner please. Great place to buy batas

Anonymous
11 months ago

Facts. I’m seeing so many shop windows empty out while still being in business on paper because of the handouts. People are calling you a pessimist because they don’t want to face it.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I think MWC has been a disappointment, only Paramount has anything to offer.
the rest of the architecture is boring, rectangular boxes with podiums.

Anonymous
11 months ago

It’s not even finished yet. Legacy will be pretty cool, for example. But I’d too like to see more original towers, Dubai style. If you google “convention center” there’s a really nice tower that shows up, not sure that will event happen though.

Anonymous
11 months ago

What building is that in the render? Looks similar to Luma but It’s not…

Anonymous
10 months ago

Make a nice square in downtown to make people gathering and socialize with cafes and restaurants around. Give life to sterilize neighborhoods. I pass by world center and never seen people to walk around.

Realtalk Reilly
10 months ago

Yayyyyy, retail! The wave of the future!

Remember back when people used to buy some things online from the comfort of their homes, and then the pandemic happened and everybody — even old people — started buying EVERYTHING online? And then they realized it was just too easy and convenient that way, so they decided they’d rather get back in their cars, and fight the traffic and congestion, and go pay to park downtown so they can go buy things in person again. Remember that part? I don’t.

There are empty storefronts all over Miami — Lincoln Road is a ghost town. Solution? More retail space!!

The whole brick and mortar retail industry nationwide, if not worldwide, is soon to be the biggest bubble burst in world history, by far. REPENT! THE END IS NIGH!

Anonymous
10 months ago

What are you on about? In certain sectors, yes, retail is diminishing but in others not as much. People still live in cities for a reason, like to window shop, like to gather, try out their clothes and other items before buying them, etc.. The advancement of online shopping has shrunk and altered conventional retail, sure, but this is a normal response – even if it looks vastly different there will always be a place for brick and mortar shops.

Azarius
11 months ago

Extend the deadline it’s not like we haven’t been on lockdown with income and mobility issues personal and government plus this project will thrive once we are fully open and headed towards recovery

Anonymous
11 months ago

You seem to have a thing against punctuation

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah.. looks like you do to.

Anonymous
11 months ago

i’m homeless, that would be nice place to hang out and with all those tourists visiting it would a be a nice place to beg for money

Anonymous
11 months ago

😂😂😂 #trollalert

Anonymous
11 months ago

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