Project Type: Urban Design
Project Status: Planned
Completion Date: December 2012
Site Area: 33 acres
Team: PlusUrbia (lead) + studio LFA + GSH studio + OSKI studio
Client: World Trade Center Miami
PortSide’s development standards, created to match its prime location, will make it the newest and finest of Miami’s waterfront districts. It is designed to fit the Miami World Trade Center’s goals of attracting tourists with a range of hotel options while creating a new trade and service district.
PlusUrbia Design’s plan for dense urban development emphasizes connectivity to the mainland. This urban design provides a range of transportation options, which are crucial to the district’s success. Collaborative design positions the project as the ideal upscale destination for residents and visitors alike. Retail, office, and hotels will provide round-the-clock activity. The dynamic neighborhood is designed within the framework of the Miami 21, the first citywide form-based code adopted by a major American city.