The largest mall in America gets Miami-Dade Commission’s approval
Move over Mall of America. A new, more massive mall is one step closer to being a reality in Miami-Dade. On Thursday, May 17th, the county planning board gave their approval to a $4 billion-dollar retail theme park which is expected to attract 30 million visitors per year.
American Dream Miami considers itself to be in direct competition with Disney World, not only as a theme park but a shopping and entertainment destination for adults and teens. The facility will be more than 6 million square feet and will employ more than 14,000 people upon opening.
“As a mother of four small children,” Summer Davis, a Homestead resident, told the Planning Advisory Board at Monday’s hearing, “I’m very excited about the prospect of having a theme park for them. For us to take a family vacation to Orlando, it’s costly.”