Dania Pointe Mixed-use Development, Florida, United States of America

Dania Pointe

Dania Pointe is a 102-acre mixed-use development located in the Southern Broward County, Florida, US. It will include 1.3 million square feet of shopping space, residential space, offices and restaurants.

Estimated to cost $1bn, the project is being developed in two phases by a joint venture comprising Master Development, Salzman Real Estate Advisors, and Kimco Real Estate Investment Trust. It is expected to become one of the biggest shopping destinations in Broward County.

The phase two ground-breaking ceremony of the mixed-use project took place in August 2017 and construction is expected to be completed by 2018. The project is expected to generate 4,000 jobs during construction and hundreds of permanent jobs after completion.

The development is also expected to benefit from the tourism boom in the region and annually generate $20m in tax revenue.

Dania Pointe location

Dania Pointe is set in a prime location that is less than ten minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades.

Further, the development is located immediately adjacent to I-95, enabling it to serve residents travelling north and southwards on I-95.

Design and facilities of the mixed-use development

The Dania Pointe project will include more than 100 retail tenants, one million square feet of restaurant space, 500,000ft² of Class A office space, 1,000 luxury apartments, and two hotels.

"The development is also expected to benefit from the tourism boom in the region and annually generate $20m in tax revenue."

The open-air design of the development maximises the potential of the site, creating an engaging entertainment and immersive environment. The 1,600 linear feet of frontage also makes the development highly visible. It is expected to attract travellers and tourists to enjoy a thriving entertainment venue.

The retail spaces of the development will include a mix of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Phase one retail spaces have already been 80% preleased by a number of international brands, including TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, BrandsMart, and Ulta Beauty.

The development will also include 300 hotel rooms in two hotel towers including the Morrison Hotel featuring signature restaurants on the ground floors. The Morrison Hotel will be a seven-storey building with a built up area of 97,187ft². It will include 143 rooms, business and meeting areas, 50 parking spaces, and a restaurant.

Visitors and shoppers will also be able to relax and spend time in several public spaces and landscaped streets.

Dania Pointe construction

The mixed-use development is replacing an old wooden roller coaster called Hurricane and amusement park, which was closed in 2013. Construction on the project started with the demolition of the roller coaster in September 2016, followed by site clearing works.

The first phase involves the development of 300,000ft² of retail space including a warehouse club and restaurants. Phase two of the project will include the development of residential apartments, offices and high-end retail spaces.

The retail and restaurant space of phase two development will comprise 600,000ft². The second phase is expected to be implemented between 2018 and 2025.

Contractors involved

MCG Architecture has designed the development, while Hoar Construction is responsible for the construction.

Kimley-Horn is providing civil engineering, environmental and brownfield consulting services.

Sprinklermatic Fire Protection Systems is supplying fire sprinkler and alarm systems to the Morrison Hotel.