Lucid Motors, an all electric automotive manufacturer and Tesla rival, opened its Miami Studio at Brickell City Centre 10 months ago. It marked the first East Cost Studio for the growing automaker.
Now, Lucid Motors is developing a multi-use facility for Miami Worldcenter, taking nearly 23,000 square feet of space. In addition to a Lucid Studio, which allows customers to experience the brand and its lineup of luxury electric vehicles in an environment that underscores the company’s signature design aesthetic, this location will also serve as a service facility as well as a delivery center for the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan as well as future models. The facility will be located at Miami Worldcenter along 1st Avenue and 10th Street.
The Studio experience
“Every Lucid Studio offers a tech-savvy, immersive luxury environment. We designed and engineered the Lucid Air to set the standard in the luxury electric car market — and created a sales and service experience to match. Within every Lucid Studio, visitors can better understand our dedication to craftsmanship, and how we draw inspiration from the beauty and innovation of California. And along with the physical experience of seeing and touching an Air, they can also take one for a ‘test drive’ through VR. This in-studio VR experience combines the physical and virtual worlds to allow seamless personalization of everything from interior finishes and materials to exterior color.”
Retail leasing at Miami Worldcenter is led by CIM Group, partner in Miami Worldcenter, and Miamibased The Comras Company. CIM Group is a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender, and developer. The Comras Company is a leading, boutique real estate firm providing retail leasing, asset sales, consulting and development advisory services throughout South Florida.
“CIM believes the retail component is pivotal to creating a captivating experience at Miami Worldcenter. To engage residents and visitors Miami Worldcenter is modeled on the proposition that people want human connections and will seek out retail and entertainment destinations that are attractive, walkable and populated with a carefully selected mix of retail and restaurants,” said Shaul Kuba, Co-Founder and Principal, CIM Group.
Spanning 10 city blocks, Miami Worldcenter will feature a diverse mix of residential, commercial and hospitality uses complemented by approximately 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space. These include two completed residential buildings–the 60-story Paramount Miami Worldcenter condominium and the 43-story Caoba luxury apartment tower. Approximately 150,000 square feet of retail has been completed for tenant build-outs, and another 130,000 square feet is currently under construction and nearing delivery. Construction is nearing completion at ZOM’s 43-story
Bezel Miami Worldcenter residential tower and at the 351-room citizenM hotel, both of which are expected to open later this year.
Complementing Miami Worldcenter’s open-air retail will be World Square, a 20,000-square-foot public plaza and park. Designed as a central gathering place and outdoor event space, World Square will serve as the heartbeat of the city-within-a-city featuring an abundance of shade trees, works of art by local and international artists, and oversized, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks lined with dining, entertainment, and retail concepts.
Miami Worldcenter occupies 10 city blocks within walking distance of Museum Park, home to Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Museum of Science; FTX Arena; the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; and Miami Dade College’s Downtown Miami campus. It is also adjacent to Brightline’s MiamiCentral station, which will soon offer direct train service to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando, together with access to TriRail, the Metromover and the Metrorail – making Miami Worldcenter the largest and most connected transit-oriented development in Florida.
About Miami Worldcenter:
Miami Worldcenter is a new $4 billion mixed-use destination in the heart of Downtown Miami. As one of the largest private real estate developments currently underway in the United States, the project occupies 27 acres spanning ten city blocks and offers world-class retail, hospitality, commercial office and residential opportunities. Several phases have already been completed and occupied, including two residential towers and a significant portion of the retail component, with additional residential and hospitality developments slated for delivery by the end of 2021.
Miami Worldcenter Associates serves as the master developer for the Miami Worldcenter project. The project is led by Principal Art Falcone and Managing Partner Nitin Motwani, in partnership with CIM Group, a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender and developer. Together they have assembled a best-in-class team that is currently transforming the urban core of Miami into one of the country’s largest mixed-use destinations.