Conshohocken, Pa. -- Ikea said Thursday it is submitting plans for a Miami-Dade store in the City of Sweetwater, Fla., as the second South Florida Ikea store and fourth in the state.
According to the Swedish home furnishings retailer, construction could launch as early as spring 2013 on the new store, with an opening tentatively slated for fall 2014.
Located on 14.6 acres west of Miami International Airport at the intersection of the Dolphin Expressway and Florida Turnpike, and adjacent to the Dolphin Mall, the 417,000-sq.-ft. proposed Ikea Miami would be built above two levels of parking, totaling 1,500 spaces.
Ikea said it will evaluate solar generation potential for this proposed store to complement its renewable energy presence of 89% of its U.S. locations.
“We are excited to submit plans for Ikea Miami where we can grow our Florida and southeastern U.S. reach,” said Mike Ward, Ikea U.S. president.