The Latest On Four Miami Worldcenter Towers: Kenect, Abbhi, Marriott Marquis, & Hines’ One Worldcenter

Here’s a status update on several projects at Miami Worldcenter that we haven’t heard about for some time.

One Worldcenter (Hines) – Formerly known as 110 10th, this project will include 600,000 square feet of space, led by office.

Developer Hines announced this project four years ago in May 2017, and it was considered a potential candidate for Amazon’s HQ2.

Hines has not yet closed on the purchase of the property from Miami Worldcenter, and they also haven’t submitted plans to UDRB or Planning Department review.

Miami Worldcenter’s master developer said yesterday through a spokesperson that Hines is expected to close on the property in 2021.

 

Kenect Miami Worldcenter – Akara Partners is planning two towers at 1016 NE 2nd Ave, with a 39-story, 410-foot tower tower and a 79- story 810-foot tower.

The first tower was approved by the UDRB and received final Planning Department approval in October 2019.

Akara closed on the purchase of the property in July 2020 for $18.85 million. No construction permit appears to have been applied for yet, however.

According to a representative of Miami Worldcenter, the building will be a residential tower that is “hospitality-oriented,” with 450 living units, 10,000 square feet of retail, and 20,000 square feet of coworking space.

 

 

Abbhi Capital (formerly Fifield) – Coral Gables-based Abbhi Capital paid $24 million for a 1.1 acre site at at 1016 NE 2nd Ave in August 2020.

The property is on the same block as the Kenect project.

The company has not said what they plan, and Miami Worldcenter’s master developer also has no information.

Previously, Chicago developer Fifield submitted plans to the UDRB for a 47-story 499-foot tower with 533 residential units on the property.

 

The former Fifield plans:

 

Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo Center – This project is expected to begin construction in 2021, Worldcenter’s master developer said yesterday.

The latest plans include 1,700 hotel rooms and 600,000 square feet of meeting, exhibition and event space, Worldcenter said. MDM also says it will include a 1,500 seat theater.

In early 2020, the developer said they were in the process of finalizing financing for the project and that they had hoped to break ground last year. However, there are no records of any loans being issued to the developer in the past year.

There also doesn’t appear to be any construction permits for the property in process.

Design of the project was submitted to the city’s Planning Department in 2016. FAA approval was issued in 2015 and has likely expired.

MDM purchased the property for $42.5 million in 2017. It was once home to the Miami Arena.

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Anonymous
6 months ago

So nothing.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Even with these towers, there is still so much empty land. We need like 50-100 more buildings in this area. We need a lot of fillers and some more iconic buildings. This is set to become the best area of Miami but it needs to pick up speed!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Dude, we got to whip this Covid thing first…

Anonymous
6 months ago

what do you suggest that we do? stop construction?

Anonymous
6 months ago

So what do you think these developers should do, just ignore anything that’s going on including federal and local laws and commence constructing?

Anonymous
6 months ago

do federal and local laws say that construction sites should be shutdown?

Anonymous
6 months ago

“do federal and local laws say that construction sites should be shutdown?”

Has the economy recovered from this Covid shutdown yet?

Heck, the federal government is still handing out stimulus checks.

Anonymous
6 months ago

No, whip this Covid thing!

Anonymous
6 months ago

How about just whip the Covid-fear thing ?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah, be like Trump!… holdup, wait…..

Anonymous
6 months ago

Science: “Thanks for that contribution. I’ll ,make the correction. Science in 2020: “WTF are you babbling about ??? You must be a mother-f******* Trump-supporter!!!”

Anonymous
6 months ago

how long are you going to keep repeating, whip this covid thing?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’ll stop when you stop “whipping it…”

Anonymous
6 months ago

All duds!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Beam me up when the Marquis is built. I doubt any of these projects get built

Anonymous
6 months ago

People doubted the whole MWC, yet there it is!

Anonymous
6 months ago

MWC was supposed to be more than just apartments.

Alpina
6 months ago

So, pretty much none of the towers are 100% confirmed

Anonymous
6 months ago

They need to move a bit faster. I’m excited about the Hines building and even though Amazon didn’t come, things might change. Just build it already.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Again, this Covid thing must be whipped first…

Azarius
6 months ago

The constant downgrade in quality on these projects are sickening.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They have the new upper deck 395 in the convention center pic, nice

Anonymous
6 months ago

Shouldve tripled it…

Anonymous
6 months ago

I understand not every tower can be a stunner, but except for Hines, these are all miserable boxes.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I wouldn’t say that.. Kennect and the Abbhi projects look pretty good to me.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Once the bright line connects with Orlando, Miami is going to explode with tourists.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They need to update the convention center designs. They already look dated. If they’re going to use the name WORLD CENTER than it should represent that.. not some dated 80’s slimmed down design. It would be a huge wasted opportunity.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why even bother writing this? No citing of a millionaire moving to Miami today to hype? lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

Downtown > Brickell

Anonymous
6 months ago

Absolutely. I’d say Park West > Brickell
The downtown area still needs work (Mana are you reading this??)

Anonymous G
6 months ago

All of these developments need to get going ASAP! Especially the Marriott Marquis. Miami World Center will be place to be in Miami!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Wow❤️

Anonymous
6 months ago

Miami winning!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Winning what?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Where are all the Mana shamers for these projects where nothing has happened in years?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Calm down Mana, two wrongs don’t make it right.

Anonymous
6 months ago

One by one.. building up the WorldCenter