Miami Worldcenter

Miami, Florida
Client: Miami Worldcenter Associates

Project Description

  • This master plan creates a 27-acre redevelopment over nine city blocks that represents a 15% expansion of the Central Business District.
  • This pedestrian-centered district combines art, culture, international trade, and sustainable design.
  • The first phase of the four-million-sf development includes 1,000 residences, 350,000-sf retail, parking, vibrant new public plazas, and car-free walkways.

Renderings by Digital Blackmagic (DBM)


When we started the master plan back in 2007, downtown Miami was a place that prioritized cars over people. It lacked diversity of uses, density, human scale, and rich public realm required in a great city. We worked with our client and local officials to challenge this paradigm, creating new zoning regulations and design guidelines to shape a development that puts the pedestrian first, with human-scaled architecture that responds to Miami’s climate, a commitment to the arts, and a network of streets and public spaces anchored by a large civic plaza that will become the heart of the downtown. At over 13 million square feet, this project will invigorate the city while serving as a model for sustainable development.”

Don Giard AICP, APA

Urban Planner, Elkus Manfredi Architects

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