The Miami Design District’s New Luxury Development

The transformation of the Miami Design District into the ultimate destination for cutting-edge fashion, art, design and culture continues. Construction on Phase III of development will be completed by 2017. Among the highlights is the extension of the pedestrian Paseo Ponti north to 41st Street, anchored by Paradise Plaza. The new art-filled plaza will feature retail buildings designed by Daly Genik, Freeland Buck, Tolila+Gilliland, Johnston Marklee and MOS.

More luxury and fashion brands will join the ranks of Hermès, Dior, Bulgari, Céline, Cartier, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Loewe, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston who are already established in the neighborhood. Coming in the next 12 months to the Miami Design District are 31 top brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander Wang, Eres, and Warby Parker. Luxury footwear icon Christian Louboutin also plans to expand his current presence in the District by opening a flagship store in the Spring of 2017.

A variety of destination restaurants are making their way to the neighborhood, helping to heighten the neighborhood as the epicenter of Miami cuisine like chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen, and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

The new Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA) building by Spanish architects Aranguren & Gallegos will be located on 41st Street and will join the Design District’s vibrant cultural offerings including the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, and the public art and design installations by John Baldessari, The Buckminster Fuller Institute, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Xavier Veilhan. Facing the new ICA building will be Museum Garage and its distinct façades designed by Clavel Arquitectos; J. Mayer H.; K/R, Keenen Riley; Nicolas Buffe; Sagmeister & Walsh and WORK AC.

The Miami Design District spans an 18-square block neighborhood that is currently home to more than 60 luxury boutiques and a dozen restaurants occupying approximately 700,000 square-feet of mixed-use commercial space. The next phase of development slated for completion in 2017 will add just over 250,000 square-feet of high-end retail space, a 119-room hotel and a new 900-car parking structure.

Design continue to be a cornerstone of the neighborhood with new showrooms scheduled to join an already notable design community including Armani Casa, Fendi Casa, Holly Hunt, Lladró, Luminaire, and The Rug Company.