The Real Deal Miami

Ambitious Worldcenter seeks approval

September 17, 2008 09:59AM

As other developers struggle to survive, Art Falcone and Marc Roberts want to transform Miami’s Park West area. The area now consists mostly of parking lots and nightclubs and is one of the most run-down parts of downtown, but Boca Raton-based Falcone, a former suburban home builder, and Roberts, a former sports agent and real estate investor, envision Miami Worldcenter as a nine-block, 25-acre mixed-use project that would be Miami’s biggest urban development in years. How large is it? If approved in current form, it would be the size of eight Dadeland Malls. City commissioners are expected to vote on the massive development this fall.