Worldcenter Agrees To Allow Office Space At Former Miami Arena Site

It appears that the former Arena site at Miami Worldcenter may be getting office space.

On November 19, Worldcenter’s master developer amended a restrictive covenant to allow for office to be developed on the property, county records show.

It isn’t clear if the new project will also have other uses.

However, it will be a “high density” development, according to a July statement by Witkoff Group and Monroe Capital, who own the property.

Miami Worldcenter representative declined to comment on the potential office space. Worlcenter’s website still lists the Witkoff project as being “hospitality led.”

Previously, a Marriott expo center with 1,723 rooms and 500,000 square feet of convention space was planned on the property by Miami developer MDM.

There was also an option for MDM to add residences.

Witkoff and Monroe purchased the 4.7-acre site property from MDM in June for $94 million.

 

The current rendering on Miami Worldcenter’s website:

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

This is an AMAZING office site location with amazing transit and highway access. You can get from all points north, east, and west with great ease.

The transit benefit only makes this site a no-brainer for office.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Office spaces no more residential for Instagram influencers and dealers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I would’ve put a bigass Resort Casino with a few highrise hotel and residential towers on that site.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. I see some people are giving this comment a few thumbs down votes. But I would like to know this.. why would a train to and from Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Orlando make more sense to bring people in from those cities to go to an office building rather than a huge Resort Casino?

Azarius
1 month ago

Exactly they can just work locally and save money.

Azarius
1 month ago

People travel for experiences they can’t get locally!

Azarius
1 month ago

Yes to casino’s Downtown!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

All you anti casinos are senseless.
Surely you endorse freedom in all your vices but not on others.
Some tolerance…

Anonymous
1 month ago

They would rather use their money to buy guns.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol…thanks for the laugh.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Surely you endorse freedom in all your vices but not on others”

Look, it’s my right to inflict people where I work with the covid virus but the owners of any business don’t have the right to mandate that I have to take a covid vaccine shot to work at anything they own.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hey lol, before posting about politics, lol.
Read book or two, lol.
Start with Immanuel Kant, lol.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Kant was a cunt.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Kant was a cu*t.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not about tolerance for or against vices. It’s about recognizing the need in downtown Miami for more Class A office space instead of yet more million dollar condos on top of yet more multi-million dollar condos. And it is about getting aggressive in diversifying Miami’s economy towards the designation of a world-class business center rather than adding yet more vectors for the tourist dollar. There are other locations in the region where casinos can go but the central business district is a poor fit for that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell me something.. would you rather drive a Mercedes or an Audi down Biscayne Blvd past FTX Arena?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Neither. I would take my bike. My moped on date nights.

Anonymous
1 month ago

moped===no date

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
He’s talking about with another dude.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Genting Destination Resort proposal was exceptional.
Thousands of hotel rooms, with hundreds of thousands of square feet of Meetung space/Ballroom space/Convention space.
Allwithal 1/4 million square feet of Restaurant/Retail on a waterfront marina…
Exceptional project, and would have been great right there on the waterfront in the urban core.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
But, but.. we got an iconic Ferris Wheel!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

On this site? Please!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes. They WILL be built.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes. Agree. The thumbs down are from people who cant afford to lose money gambling. What I do with my money is my business. If I choose to gamble it away, so be it. I’m an adult. I earned it. I do with it what I please. Miami needs casinos. Period.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Haha.. look, they don’t care if you lose money and go into debt trying to get an education, pay a mortgage, buy a new car, etc, etc, etc…

“What I do with my money is my business. If I choose to gamble it away, so be it. I’m an adult. I earned it. I do with it what I please. Miami needs casinos. Period”

You’re an adult who have a choice to gamble or not?.. no you don’t. A casino is the “Boogy Man,” and you’re the child they’re trying to protect from him.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice to see offices. Hopefully, they still I clue the conference space. The Knight center is outdated and the MB convention center is a pain to get to.

Melo is Sigma and Chad
1 month ago

The Miami airport convention is outdated too. Looks like it’s still in the early 2000s. I might wear a dickie suit the next time I attend an event there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I feel old to say I do miss the early 2000s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

not if you’re staying in MB like lots of visitors and residents

Anonymous
1 month ago

The office space fans will be happy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Unfortunately, no convention hotel and I hate to be a spoiler but if it’s official that office space is reserved for the site.
Watch another decade to go by and no activity there

Anonymous
1 month ago

It does seem like it was eons ago when they tore down the Miami Arena.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s great just to hear any news about this site. Hopefully they are moving it along. A high density commercial development with a probably hotel component is perfect for this part of world center.

Melo is Sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Please just fill this gap with either a convention center, hotel, condos or office space. It’s a important link from world center to the government center/bright line area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes! Office space is great!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rendering looks great! Office with hotels and expo space next to the rail station is far too sensible…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pretty sure that’s the old proposal, I hope… It was boring as a hotel and would be boring as an office.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m hoping for a signature office tower

Azarius
1 month ago

I’m excited to see this being rolled out. With all of the development happening in the area the developers see the investments being made and hopefully will take a chance and present something Bold and New

Anonymous
1 month ago

Titties!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m really surprised the old proposal was cancel… it made perfect sense to have a hotel/convention center there! Think of all the events that could have been there with access to transit and roadway access it was a no brainer. The excuses made as to why it was cancelled was pure bullshit, I have a feeling it was a flip all along!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oy….this guy with his “feelings” of flips.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So will this mean that watered-down and sodomized design is dead? Good.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wonder what happened to that other office building that was proposed in the vicinity of the Elleven site that was announced by Miami Worldcenter?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A world center without one decent office building. Condos and apartments encourage transients. Serious cities encourage well-educated workers who prefer a well rounded community with exceptional arts , outstanding Universities and the like. While a few of the buildings are noteworthy, it is turning out to be just another Brickell-without the financial center. Just goes to show the ‘world center’ proponents are just interested in the billions they will make, no matter what is built.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami promotes itself as a “Tourist” destination. It can only be a “well rounded community with exceptional arts , outstanding Universities and the like,” or a “tourist” destination with a tourism economy,” not both. I’m reminded of that old saying which goes – “you can’t turn a whore into house wife,” so don’t try.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Really…what about NYC, Chicago, LA, Boston, Seattle, San Fransisco? No tourists there? Or maybe they have tourists but no exceptional art or universities? Why MUST it be one without the other? It’s that kind of thinking that keeps us ass backwards. Miami is a big city with lots of feeble minded hillbillies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

NYC, Chicago, LA, Boston, Seattle, San Fransisco don’t tout themselves nor do people look at those cities as just a tourist destination like they do with Miami. Detroit back in day touted themselves as the ‘Motor City” and look what happened to them when the market in the U.S. got flooded with cars from Asia and other countries from around the world. Pittsburg back in the day touted themselves as the “Steel City” and look what to them when steel factories started shutting down because cheaper steel could be brought from overseas manufacturers. And they’re just a few examples I named. Look at the comment you wrote for instance.. it makes readers in other cities that’s not in Florida think “Miami is full of feeble minded hillbillies.” I sometimes read rightwingers posts on this site saying “stay in New York and Commiefornia, we don’t want you here in Miami.” Or, “If you move here to Miami, leave your blue state politics behind.” Or, “we don’t want your blue state voting habits here,” and I’ve read comments that say plainly, “stay away!” (talking about North Easterners and Californians). So to you, that’s not the kind of thinking that keeps people in Miami and the city “ass backwards?”

Here’s an exercise for everyone not living in Florida. Close your eyes and think of NYC, Chicago, LA, Boston, Seattle and San Fransisco.

Now close your eyes and think of Miami. Tell me, what do you see and think of?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow…horrible post.
Because right now when I close my eyes and think of New York, that video loop of 70-yr old Rick Moranis getting punched in face replays.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
I bet you still watch movies on a VHS player?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should read the South Florida Busuness Journal.
As it turns out, Art Basel is a big deal for arts & culture.
The Performing Arts Center is top 3 in the USA.
Our hospitals are world class.
The airport & PortMiami do impressive cargo business.
Banking, Finance. Fintech, Alternative Investments, and cryptocurrency companies expanding and relocating to Miami by the dozens.

And, yes, there are a great deal of attractions for tourism.

So, to entertain that analogy, Miami is a lady on the street and a freak in the bed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
And yet, like the poster said, “Miami is a big city with lots of feeble minded hillbillies.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

office space is dead

Anonymous
1 month ago

I thought this would be the site for a new CONVENTION CENTER. We need more people/visitor oriented spaces next to Grand Central. This is not good or complimentary use of the land.

MIAMI is being destroyed one haphazard development at a time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another building that doesn’t consider context. 😞 This should be a contention center instead of what’s being present.
#StopKillingMiamiViaBadDevelopment #MiamiCityLifeAfter5?

Anonymous
1 month ago

So what

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Renderings please. The current renderings right now has the Marriott and convention center hotel which has been canceled.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s no renderings because there’s no design. They don’t even have a proposal yet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Drum roll please……………and they wont!