Miami — Miami-Dade County has approved the development of the American Dream Miami retail theme park.
From Canadian developer Triple Five Group, the project is expected to cost $4 billion and span 6.2 million square feet.
Located at the intersection of Interstate 75, Florida’s Turnpike Extension and Miami Gardens Drive, American Dream Miami will include a selection of retailers, restaurants, a performing arts center, multi-screen theater, hotel, theme park, indoor ski park, indoor waterpark, indoor skating rink, aquarium and submarine ride.
The project is slated to become the largest mall in the United States and draw a large number of visitors each year. The site is located near both Miami International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
“American Dream Miami will not only create jobs and attract investment to our community, but it will also contribute to the county nearly $60 million in impact fees, a transit center, new buses for Miami-Dade and Broward and $210 million for roads and interchange improvements to accommodate traffic,” says Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr representing Triple Five on the project.
Triple Five is the developer behind Minnesota’s Mall of America, Canada’s West Edmonton Mall and American Dream New Jersey, which is slated to open in early 2019.
— Kristin Hiller