The Miami Worldcenter, a 27-acre urban retail and condo development currently under construction, has been the subject of an appeal from an attorney representing a neighboring condo, 900 Biscayne, and its condo association. This appeal, submitted to Miami’s Planning and Zoning board, challenges the board’s October approval of Miami Worldcenter’s retail redesign.
According to attorney Michael Gongora, the 900 Biscayne condo association wasn’t against the original design, in which Miami Worldcenter’s mall was enclosed. As of the redesign approved in October, the Worldcenter’s retail is now open-air. 900 Biscayne’s pool deck and western-facing units overlook Miami Worldcenter, and the condo association wants to know how the open-air retail will affect them.
As of the redesign, Miami Worldcenter will include 450,000 square feet of retail space. Paramount Miami Worldcenter, the Worldcenter’s accompanying residential building, is set to contain 513 condo units when it is complete in Fall 2018. The development will also include a 429-unit luxury apartment building.