At Jungle Island, A 300-Room Eco-Resort Is Planned

Jungle Island is preparing an expansion that will include a 300-room eco-resort, with a water slide from the hotel lobby into the park.

Voters approved the expansion and an extension of the lease in a referendum held in August.

Now, the owners of the park are preparing to win approval for a new hotel from Miami’s Planning & Zoning department. Before they do so, they are asking city officials to look over the preliminary design, according to the Herald.

As part of the vote, a height restriction of 130 feet has been put into place capping the hotel height at 13 floors.

Also included in the expansion will be a crystal lagoon the size of two football fields, with water slides and a beach club.

EoA Group of Coral Gables is the architect.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m never a naysayer on projects but a Watson Island development has been pending for over two decades now. Oh and what ever happened to that Dodge Island trade center they suddenly proposed when Beckham was looking for a spot for a stadium.

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

Don’t forget about what was supposed to be the world’s tallest building, Miapolis. That was supposed to be built on the Jungle Island site. Miapolis

Anonymous
2 years ago

” with a water slide from the hotel lobby into the park. ”

Interesting, but id be more impressed with a water slide from my hotel room into the park.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah… Do you really want a bunch of wet kids in the lobby?

Anonymous
2 years ago

assuming its a dry slide as what is on Royal Caribbean ship

Anonymous
2 years ago

Won’t that make the lobby damp and reaking of chlorine?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Preliminary design…meaning something far crappier will be built in the end.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Any similarity with the ESBEC Heroes de Chapultepec in Guira de Melena is a pure coincidence.

Anon y Mous
2 years ago

Vaya ñooo tiraste mikimbin consorticooo…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I Didn’t Know 1980’s postmodernism was trendy again.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think this is a good idea from the developers… that zoo was in dier need of a facelift. Hopefully this will give people more reason to visit and give it new life.

marc
2 years ago

Dire

Parking Platform 10 stories?
2 years ago

Watson Island should be a public park. 10 story parking platform? Typical stupid plan.

Interested
2 years ago

Parking pedestal should be stepped back from the road. No amount of greenery is going to hide that parking garage.

Anonymous
2 years ago

PLease paint it in hot pink and teal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Even the cars in the rendering are dated.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That would have been a good site for the soccer stadium. All city owned land even on the other side of the causeway. Imagine the backdrop and free advertising

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yep and having a baylink station to connect it with Miami Beach and Miami.

AnyMouse
2 years ago

I’m very much NOT looking forward to how dumbed down, bland and NOT like the amazing renderings this will actually end up looking like.

Just like every other amazingly rendered project proposed in Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Fantastic Photos, I look forward to seeing the development of it all.

Shawn Kouri
1 year ago

Did you know that the world’s tallest building was supposed to be built on the site of Jungle Island? It was proposed in 2009 at 3000 Feet, a city in a city. It was called Miapolis. Look up the video on YouTube.

Anonymous
2 years ago

will go bankrupt in 10 years

Anonymous
2 years ago

So what?.. how many times did Donald Trump file for bankruptcy?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol, Trump he’s a joke… Have you read about his finances?

Anonymous
2 years ago

muh but Trump, you have anti-Trump derangement syndrome.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I guess you were still in a coma when a whole new organization and movement began called “Birthers and Birtherism” because of Trumps “anti-Obama derangement syndrome?”

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

A bankruptcy means the business failed.
Not a good thing whether Trump or anyone else.

Anonymous
2 years ago

But Trump followers think he’s a “brilliant Businessman.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami is winning!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Winning what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Traffic, I guess

Anonymous
2 years ago

I hope the overtown boys come and drop mounds of feces all over this place

Anonymous
2 years ago

I see.. you hate the people in this area that are there because back in the day white people told them you can’t live here in my area. So they forced them into this place called “Overtown” and now you’re real happy at what your white forefathers did. Why don’t you wish for the boys in your area come and drop feces all over this place?