The ongoing Miami “mega mall” project continues to be an issue that we are following very closely, as the proposed American Dream Miami mall and entertainment center in the northwest sector of Miami-Dade County is slated to begin construction in the very near future.
Project developer, Triple 5, who predicts that the project will draw 300,000 daily visitors and create close to 15,000 permanent jobs, has been out tackling and explains how its project will not cause the traffic snafu that its detractors say it will cause. Traffic is bad in south Florida to begin with, and could get worse if the project comes to bear.
In reality, the Miami “mega mall” which is modeled after the delay-plagued American Dream Meadowlands in New Jersey, should actually be called a “theme park,” if anything.
While there will be considerable amount of shopping outlets available to consumers, the theme park’s main draw will be all the attractions that it will have to lure visitors.
The park plans to offer an indoor ski slope, a submarine ride, a skating rink, a water park, not to mention all of the place visitors will need to stuff their faces with.
The project will also include movie theaters, a performing arts center and a great big 2,000 hotel. Not to shabby, right?
The proposed theme park will need to live up to its name. Malls around the country are closing, so the entertainment aspect of the project will need to be the focal point. If the visitors are not impressed with the amusement park rides and attractions, the project’s days could, and probably would be numbered.