Nation's Largest Mall Proposed for South Florida
Triple Five, the developers behind America’s largest mall, Minnesota’s Mall of America, has proposed a plan to develop an even larger one in northwestern Miami-Dade County.
This 200-acre entertainment complex would be known as American Dream Miami and come complete with submarines, a Legoland, sea lions, an artificial ski slope, a waterpark, indoor gardens and much more.
Development is purposed for what’s currently vacant pastureland at the intersection of Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 75 near Miami Lakes, two of the region’s busiest highways.
The project is estimated to cost as much as $4 billion to construct and employ 25,000 people once opened.
After revealing the deal this past Thursday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said “the venture promises to provide a historic boost to the county’s economy and that developers are not asking for government dollars or free land.”
Gimenez also explained that the project would “attract visitors from around the world and sustain thousands of jobs across Miami-Dade.”
The design for American Dream Miami comprises of an indoor ski slope on the western side of the complex and a live sea-lion show on the eastern side. There would be an artificial lake located at the north end that would offer submarine rides and the southern part of the complex would include a water park, a skating rink, mini golf, indoor gardens as well as hotels and condominiums.
While the exact dimensions of Triple Five’s new project haven’t been released, it’s expected that American Dream Miami will be larger than the Mall of America.
According to a statement made by Triple Five, “It is our intent that this project – American Dream Miami – will exceed our other world famous projects in all respects.”