Metropica

Metropica Featured at Urban Land Institute (ULI) Florida Summit by ci design

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At this year's Urban Land Institute (ULI) Florida Summit in Miami, representatives from the Metropica development team, KGH International Development, spoke on a panel addressing the challenges and opportunities that come with the development of large-scale, mixed-use developments such as Metropica.

Regarded as one of the "most highly anticipated real estate projects in south Florida," the primary strategy behind the 65-acre transit-oriented, mixed-use development aims to provide an all-encompassing retail experience by heavily incorporating food, beverage and entertainment options into the mix of shopping tenants. This retail district, master planned and designed by ci design, differentiates itself from the shopping centers and malls typical to South Florida to create an experience aligned to the changing expectations of the customer.

Read the complete article, Modern MPCs Combining Resort-Style Amenities with Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods, featuring Metropica and more on the ULI website.

A City For The Future by ci design

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Gracing the cover of this month's issue of Shopping Center Business magazine is Metropica, a new mixed-use development in South Florida that is "changing the retail environment." 

In the article, Metropica: A City For the Future, ci design Principal Chris Bauer discusses how Metropica will create a "dense, sustainable urban community" while complementing, embracing and connecting its suburban neighbors. ci design is serving as master planner of the project, and as architect for the retail, entertainment and mixed-use district.

"[Metropica] will be an environmentally sensitive, pedestrian-oriented core that will utilize public transit to become a larger community with such suburban elements as the Sawgrass Mills mall, BB&T Center and upcoming American Express corporate campus. In this respect, Metropica is at the forefront of a national – and global trend – of urbanization," writes Mr. Bauer.

In November, Metropica officially broke ground and expects to begin construction on the first residential tower in 2015. Expected completion is 2017.