Miami World Center

Miami World Center

J. Richard Hill produced the retail, dining & entertainment strategy for Miami World Center, a 9 million square foot urban district currently under development on Biscayne Boulevard, adjacent to the Miami Cruise Terminal and American Airlines Arena, just north of downtown Miami, Florida. Working with Elkus-Manfredi of Boston, we created the street level and upper level garden walk concepts for the development. The retail plan included 900,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, cinemas, entertainment, and cultural uses. Innovative elements of the plan include a “black box” cultural production facility for the resort, island, and beachwear fashion industry; the creation of a cluster of open outdoor kitchens to replace the proverbial food court; and a rooftop cabana, bar and pool district spanning three blocks of upper level hotels podiums.
 
Other significant elements of the plan include a three story outdoor video wall to showcase content developed created in the “black box”, large public plazas and greens, major areas for public gatherings and areas for intimate socializing. The entire development was fully integrated into a metro mover system, a light rail line and adjacent interstate highways.