The owner of what is described as the most productive shopping mall in the US — Bal Harbor Shops — has released renderings for its proposed $400 million expansion plans.
“Consistently ranked first in retail sales for shopping centers in the United States, Bal Harbour Shops in 2012 was identified by the International Council of Shopping Centers as the world’s most productive shopping center by far, based on annual retail sales per square foot. In 2013, Bal Harbour Shops broke its own record in retail sales,” says owner Whitman Family Developments.
The mall will grow by 366,876 sq. ft. and 1,086 parking spaces, with two levels of underground parking.
In 2013, the owners observed that the latest plans for expanding the luxury mall were developed by Miami-based Zyscovitch Architects and Leo A. Daly Architects in consultation with architects Mark Hampton and Maria Sellek, who initially designed Bal Harbour Shops and have continued to serve as consultants for all shop additions and renovations in the shopping center over the past several decades. Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles is designing the outdoor environments for the expansion, to complement the existing design, as well as indoor aesthetics.