Miami Worldcenter To Break Ground On ‘Jewelry Box’ Retail In January, On A Block Already Buzzing With Construction

A multi-level retail building at Miami Worldcenter described as a “jewel box” by its architect will begin construction next month, representatives of the developer have confirmed.

Worldcenter will break ground on the new retail building in January 2021, next to the under-construction CitizenM Hotel, the representative said.

City records show that a construction permit has already been approved and pulled by contractors.

The new retail building is currently known as Miami Worldcenter Block F-East.

It will include two floors of retail, along with a usable rooftop. An “iconic” rooftop structure will top the building.

Tenants have not yet been announced.

NBWW is the architect.

The new building is being built in an area that is already a hive of construction activity. The block will include:

  • CitizenM Hotel with 351 rooms (under construction)
  • Bezel at Miami Worldcenter (formerly Luma), a 43-story apartment tower with 434 units (under construction)
  • 7th Street Promenade
  • Block H with multiple levels of retail and parking lining 7th Street Promenade (under construction)
  • World Square, a public plaza next to the retail building

 

The new retail building is labeled in pink, next to the small orange area labeled boutique hotel:

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Anonymous
7 months ago

This will be the new center of Downtown Miami… (not Flagler St.)

Anonymous
7 months ago

Park West

Anonymous
7 months ago

Park West will most likely lose that name after world center is finished.

Anonymous
7 months ago

people will get used to calling it world center

Anonymous
7 months ago

Park West station of the Metromover will most likely be renamed Miami World Center. Park West is cool but this is way cooler!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Brickell called and left a message about thirty years ago.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Brickell is history. MWC is the future

Anonymous
7 months ago

glad to see that desolate area is becoming a thing of the past and WMC is finally becoming a reality

POLO
7 months ago

Miami Worldcenter taking shape.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Another 1-2 years of construction before the crowds pack this place.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Interior rendering looks like an Eataly on one side of this retail. See tented stands like the ones in New York:

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/the-best-things-to-eat-at-the-new-eataly-ranked-081216

Anonymous
7 months ago

I know they signed Balsan and Sedanos. Leon Medical Center across the street. The tented stands are for pastelitos, croquetas and churros.

Azarius
7 months ago

Bezel?? I need more information

Anonymous
7 months ago

they just changed the name lol

Anonymous
7 months ago

Art Basel will be changed to Art Luma

Anonymouse
7 months ago

Bezel collaborating with ZOM.

Azarius
7 months ago

Oh ok

Anonymous
7 months ago

Would be great if Hines started planning for groundbreaking of their office tower.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Meh…pretty fluffy

Anonymous
7 months ago

Don’t worry, it’ll soon turn into clubland before you know it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Looks great!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why didn’t they buy the parking lot in front of Citizen M? Whoever owns that could block all their views. I hope that becomes a low rise project or square.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I don’t think that lot is buildable. I remember some regulations about not building too close to the Freedom Tower, if I find that info online, I’ll post it here.

Anonymous
7 months ago

We need that parking lot. Where will people park when going to AAA??

Anonymous
7 months ago

It isn’t for sale, and hasn’t been for sale. That developer is waiting for the next cycle or the one after.

Azarius
7 months ago

Château owns it and has been holding it and the property by Jose Marti park hostage. With renderings of two really great projects especially the Marti one

Yeppers
7 months ago

Great infill. Looks like very open floor plans with 2nd story retail – something that doesn’t currently exist in downtown Miami.

theone
7 months ago

you can touch my jewel box anytime 😉

Anonymous
7 months ago

Without the convention center and Skyrise, there won’t be a successful downtown

Anonymous
7 months ago

Agree. Is the SkyRise happening or not? They’ve been dragging it for too long.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I disagree, they would add to the success but downtown does not depend on that entirely.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Please, stop bringing up Skyrise.. Miami doesn’t need something that ugly in it’s skyline.

Anonymous
7 months ago

there won’t be a successful downtown without a taco bell

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yaaaaas!

Anonymous G
7 months ago

Exciting. This will bring much needed activity to the worldcenter. Hopefully Legacy, Marriott Marquis and the Hines project will follow through.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Finally a plaza in miami. This will be the real center of miami. Brickell and midtown lost the opportunity. They will remain just miami neighborhoods.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Is Okan Tower part of Miami World Center?

Azarius
7 months ago

No it sits right outside of the property

Anonymous
7 months ago

I think the real question is: Is Okan Tower going to be built?

Anonymous
7 months ago

That ship has sailed. Hit an iceberg. Sunk.

Anonymous
7 months ago

…and flanked between a Federal prison and Melo s**tboxes, even by Melo standards.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“Melo s**tboxes”

Any empty weed strewn lot that still exist in Miami is waiting for you.