Retail At Miami Worldcenter Goes Vertical, New Renderings Released

Foundation work for a portion of the retail project at Miami Worldcenter appears to be nearly complete, new aerial photographs show.

A Worldcenter representative confirmed that the vertical columns now rising east of the Paramount Condo tower are for the retail project.

A blog post on the Worldcenter web site also states that as of April 24, column pours for the retail project were taking place, along with continuing foundation work.

In total, about 450,000 square feet of retail is planned in the project’s “high street” format.

As of the same date, contractors were pouring the 7th to 8th floor at the Paramount condo tower, while the 7th Street Apartment tower had advanced to the 12th level.

 

Miami Worldcenter Worldsquare aerial day view.

Miami Worldcenter Worldsquare night view.

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Miami Worldcenter 2nd Avenue and 7th Street looking west.

Miami Worldcenter Retail Paseo looking south.

Miami Worldcenter 7th Street Apartments.

 

Miami Worldcenter aerial night view.

Miami Worldcenter aerial day view.

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Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m so looking forward to its completion!

Anonymous
3 years ago

absolutely game changing for that area….that tower is spectacular…(paramount) and when this is completed with shops and cafes this will explode with people coming off 95 and mcarthur…bayside shoppers can stroll there and vice versa…i actually wish there was an affordable condo that would be among it all but sadly cant afford paramount…congrats to developers for fighting hard to keep this together during lawsuit after lawsuit….many meritless

marc
3 years ago

Niiiiiiice. I’m liking the way this is turning out.

XOX
3 years ago

so many changes, so many redesigns but it is looking better than ever

Anonymous
3 years ago

another version of Lincoln Rd. in downtown Miami

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m happy to see it coming together but I can’t help but look back on the original plans. Those renders made my mouth water compared to these, just google the old renders an you will see what I mean. I also notice no buildings to the right that was in the old renders. I wonder are they still in the plans? Are they not in this render because they are not apart of this phase? I would like to know because I like the design they actually looked different from what we are use to seeing in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I agree. The older renders made this look amazing. I also notice the skimping of buildings to the right. The old renders made it look fuller. I hope they are still in the plans as well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Great addition to the Brickell – Downtown – Edgewater , Mid Town , Design District corridor ….. plenty of options for everybody ….. you choose wherever you want to go and will bring so many new visitors and residents to the area .

Oscar
3 years ago

Happy that after reading about this for what seems like forever, it looks like it’ll finally be completed within the next year or two.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Congratulations to MWC.. it’s really happening.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I see both MWC and BCC being a success.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I would love to see this become something similar to London’s Oxford Street: Marble Arch to Bond Street.

Fenwick of Bond Street. Fortnum & Mason. Harrods. Harvey Nichols. House of Fraser. John Lewis. Liberty.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I love Liberty!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Streets need to have wide sidewalks for strolling through.. MWC can really be a great place for tourists and locals alike.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Please have really wide sidewalks like other big cities. Don’t have these thin sidewalks only 2 people can walk on with that little patch of grass on the side please just pave over that. It’s fun how Miami wants a more walkable city with four foot wide sidewalks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Actually, if this goes as planned and with all the photographed components, it will be better and better positioned than Bicknell CC

Anonymous
3 years ago

I don’t know about better – but BCC can be dark and drab at times inside..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well, not all the stores are open yet but I have to admit that this new project can give BCC serious competition.
Location is great, the surroundings will be beautiful with all the new projects completed. It will be easier to reach from the beach and most areas, Wynnewood, Edgewater, downtown, Midtown, DD, etc. Plus you have the museums and Arscht Centrex within easy walking distance. Could this be our small version of Times Sq?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I said this area was poised to become Miami’s Times Square before it was cool.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes you’re probably right.. with all the foot traffic that will be in area, this place has a chance to be special.. our Time Square, near everything: Marriott Marquis Convention Center, AA Arena, Museum Park, all the activities around Bayfront Park and Bayside, All-Aboard Florida station.. etc…

Great for the City of Miami.

wait
3 years ago

Sorry but the location sucks. Museum Park/Biscayne wall/parkwest/club space whatever you want to call this neighborhood is constantly on the back end of each cycle filled with open promises. I wish this weren’t true.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Change is here… follow the investment $$$ in this area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

…and you should’ve waited and did some more thinking before you spewed that crap. We’re finally seeing those empty lots being filled with something and all you can do is complain.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No I doubt that. I was unsure about the BCC too but clearly if you look at the mall now it’s perfectly positioned. The more I visit the more crowded it’s becoming. The Apple store and movie theater have clearly inject adrenaline into the local residents to visit.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Eh not really. I think that area of downtown has a loooong way to go. Also we have to see what kind of retail they end up putting there. Right now they are kind of in no man’s land in terms of who would visit the mall over other locations. Also with the announcement of the one brickell city centre retail component they are going to have to really compete for attractive retailers. Only time will tell.

Anonymous
3 years ago

A no man’s land – surrounded by the PAC, AAA, Museum Park, Museum of Art, Museum of Science, Port of Miami, All Aboard Florida, Miami-Dade College, and the entire CBD.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No man’s land meaning it does not have a high population density with matching income to support semi high end retail. Those locations don’t make a difference in population density, especially when you consider that midtown/Edgewater residents are more likely to to shops of midtown and brickell/south downtown residents will go to BCC.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Downtown Miami is expected to double in size over next 10 years. Don’t think MWC investors don’t know this.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s not about the population surrounding it that will depend on it’s success. This will be Miami’s new hot spot as it will bring people from all over to shop and hangout. Unlike BCC it does not have the same element MWC does, They are both different in there own way. Once MWC is built i’m 100% sure I would rather spent my time there than BCC.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well I’m 100% sure I would spend more time at the city centre with it’s movie theater, shops, proximity to actual bars and high end restaurants, Mary Brickell village and backdrop to coconut Grove. You can have your “potential” strip mall. I’ll take whats proven and built already

Anonymous
3 years ago

Also the BCC mall is expanding to as well to Both north and west blocks. I love the retail there and fully expect them to bring in even more exciting retailers.

Alpina
3 years ago

You north and east, right?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hahaha
OK Mr. Regionality, bottom line is nabes come and go and we never said BCC wasn’t nice, all we said was with time and all the projects on the boards, this area will have a huge potential to compete. Time will tell and I can put my head on a guillotine that I will see you there

wait
3 years ago

Same

Anonymous
3 years ago

These are travel specific locations you named lol.

wait
3 years ago

Precisely

Anonymous
3 years ago

MWC in a perfect location, in my opinion the best piece of real estate in Miami. surrounded by everything: 1000 museum, AAA, MDC, PAMM, Science center, Brightline, convention center, proposed innovation distict, proposed Resort world, Skyrise Miami, Bayside and im sure there are more i’m just tired of typing.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So you’re a broker?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hahaha exactly must be a broker or real estate agent. Best land in Miami? Lmfao

wait
3 years ago

so true. same guy posting “optimism” all over MWC articles. I truly hope this project works out but relax guy. Its not Brickell

Anonymous
3 years ago

He may not be a broker but he surely is optimistic unlike you

Anonymous
3 years ago

Good because we are all tired of your typing the same thing too. Who cares about all that. You are selling the surrounding area, not the mall or condos proposed. See the issue?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yea at least the BCC had confirmed anchors by this point.

Alpina
3 years ago

By looking at the renderings, specifically 3rd from top to bottom, it seems the Bloomingdales building is still going. I wonder if they are still anchoring the retail portion of MWC.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That would be nice.. not that I can afford to shop in Bloomingdales. 🙁

Anonymous
3 years ago

Both Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s have dropped.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So what’s going to fill the 450,000 SF?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sears

Anonymous
3 years ago

LMAO!

Anonymous
3 years ago

The focus on luxury retail and luxury residential is unsustainable.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This won’t be luxury retail. That is in Design District. These guys will have restaurants/bars with outdoor seating, gyms/fitness studios for all the apartments they are doing, and mostly smaller stores. The large stores will probably be things like urban outfitters or some fast fashion chain.

Anonymous
3 years ago

but… but… we’ve got latin america, south america, and now we’ve got chinese and middle eastern rich people coming in droves to buy these condos.. or so the re brokers say.

wait
3 years ago

Haha nailed it!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think they are mid way in their transition from major regional mall to ordinary strip mall. The next renderings will probably show Mattress Giant and Pollo Tropical.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly what I was thinking. How anyone can say this will be Miami’s time square is just stupid. Between large retailers dropping and redesignes calling for more residential this will be a strip mall.

wait
3 years ago

Not to mention retail apocalypse happening in the broader economy…

Anonymous
3 years ago

I just hope it’s not La Carreta or Dunkin Donuts

Anonymous
3 years ago

La Carreta would be greattt ☕️??