The Dadeland Mall is undergoing major changes as a large portion of the front of the mall has been demolished in order to be rebuilt as a two story expansion to the Kendall Wing section of the mall. One of the ultimate goals of the renovations is to give the mall a Lincoln Road feel. The owners (Simon Property Group) of the mall plan on achieving this goal by adding 102,000 square feet of new retail space to the mall. The retail space will be housed in the modern two story wing featuring an elevated catwalk. In the front of the newly designed Kendall Wing will be new restaurants with outdoor dining. The Simon Property Group will also be adding new landscaping and artwork to top off the renovations. In the end the Dadeland Mall will have a completely different look and feel along with many new high-end retail stores and restaurants. Plus, it will be more pedestrian friendly and eye appealing for the drivers on Kendall Drive.
The work is expected to be completed by May of 2013 with 320 new jobs expected to be created in the Dadeland area as a result of the new retail stores and restaurants. The below photos were released by Simon Property Group and show how the renovations will look upon completion. This is great news for property owners in the area as all these enhancements will most likely bring added value to the surrounding properties.