Demolition Soon At Building Across From Resorts World, 40-Story Hotel Planned

A building across from Resorts World Miami may soon be demolished to make way for a 40-story hotel.

One Miami Biscayne Bay and Art District Hotel LLC, an affiliate of Mandala Holdings, filed a Notice of Commencement that total demolition would begin. Thunder Demolition is listed as the contractor.

The Notice was filed in February, but a demolition permit still hasn’t been filed.

Plans to build a 40-story hotel designed by architect Allan Shulman have been filed. It will include 270 rooms.

The developer recently added to their property holdings in the area. Late last year, the same LLC acquired 1789 Biscayne Boulevard for $5 million.

 

 

slated for demolition:

newly acquired property at 1789 biscayne:

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Love the design, wanna see it built.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Beautiful project Mr. Shulman

Anonymous
2 years ago

1980s called and want their design back.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The neighborhood is improving.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Arts & Entertainment District.. also known as Melo District

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is no a Melo Building!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I dont think he meant this is a “Melo Building” but rather that it was the Melo’s who first pioneered the area which is a FACT…READ & THINK before you comment bud….

Anonymous
2 years ago

“First pioneered”?
Some would argue that Tibor Hollo, developer of The Grand, Opeta tower, the Omni International Mall, The Venetia, the Sea Isle Marina, the Marriott, and the Hilton pioneered this area over 50 years ago.
Soooo…. the Melos don’t hold a candle to that. That’s a fact.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That was then, and this is now.

The Melo family arrived in Miami from Buenos Aires in 2001 and have built up Edgwater/Omni area.. with 17 new building in Edgewater and appx. 5,000 units in the neighborhood.. each building is getting better and more luxurious, while still building rentals for the local price range.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ooooohhh….so that’s what you mean by “first pioneered”.
Sorry, somehow I thought someone who has been developing since the century before this one would be considered a pioneer.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t think you understood. This is no
Melo Building.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I like Arts & Entertainment district better….

Anonymous
2 years ago

same

Laz
2 years ago

I stick with tradition its the Omni area

Anonymous
2 years ago

It is not known as a “Melo district” just because you want it to be. It is the Miami Arts & Entertainment District.

Polo
2 years ago

Stunning modern tower.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That used to be the old building for Sun Electronics, my company used to purchase solar panels from them, but that was a long time ago, glad to see this new building is going up in its place.

Looks fancy
2 years ago

This area is really maturing, just need that one last major piece of the puzzle controlled by genting to be put to work and it will come full circle beautifully and no, I don’t mean a casino 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

So what is “that one last major piece of the puzzle controlled by genting” are you referring to?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Um…you know that massive water front lot that’s been sitting empty after the old Miami Herald building was demolished? Ya that piece…

Anonymous
2 years ago

I know what the Genting Group owns in Miami. My question to you is, if not a Resort Casino that you despise, what do YOU want or suggest they do with the place to put what you called “that last major piece of puzzle” to work?

Looks Fancy
2 years ago

A multi-tower, mixed use project with office, residential, and hotel units with a lagoon style pool deck overlooking the bay while having the bay walk open to the public. Basically similar to what is being proposed without card tables and slots, which I personally think would degrade the surrounding neighborhood more than it improve it and it simply doesn’t fit next to the opera house and nearby museum park in my opinion. Genting also needs to start improving the Omni bus station with the plans they submitted to the city because I think that a mixed use property on top of a upgraded bus station would add significant value to the are and city overall.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I wish there was a way to connect the A&E district with downtown. Right now you have to go under that gross bridge. Maybe a walkway over the freeway? Is that dreaming too big?

Anonymous
2 years ago

The 395 overpass will be getting redone hopefully soon and I believe the project will encompass the stretch infront of museum park and out west towards the 836 connection…

Anonymous
2 years ago

This

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s the signature bridge…. coming soon.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A “Signature Bride” done in bad handwriting.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can’t disagree with you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Here, Mr Looks Fancy, let me help you out with just a tidbit of research you ought to be doing on you own:

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2017/04/04/casino-giant-gentings-plans-300-room-hotel-wait/

Looks Fancy
2 years ago

This is exactly what I was referencing when I wrote:

“Genting also needs to start improving the Omni bus station with the plans they submitted to the city because I think that a mixed use property on top of a upgraded bus station would add significant value to the are and city overall.”

With heavy emphasis on “needs to start”, do you see any progress there? Didn’t think so.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yo dude, I posted this article so that YOU and others can see that the Genting Group proposed this just April of last year! Do you realize the coordination it’s going to take to proceed with such an operation like this? You’re talking about disrupting procedures that people already go through in this bus terminal to catch a bus and the approval process this developer has to go through by the city government for this to take place. None of these developments in the city gets started when “Looks Fancy” wants it to. The Genting Group already presented another development plan for the old Miami Herald site I think over a year ago showing I believe over two towers consisting of a hotel and residential. They did that because of the flack they were getting in trying to get their resort casino development approved by the state’s government.

I’m not new to this site. I have been reading the The Next Miami website when they were first calling it the “The New Miami.”

Looking real fancy
2 years ago

Congrats for reading the site for so long dude! Think I only post under “Looks Fancy?” Your statement of “you ought to be doing on you own” is a bit contrary to “YOU and others” wouldn’t you say? Obviously all this takes time, I’m simply giving my opinion like everyone else on here – not that serious 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Your statement of “you ought to be doing on you own” is a bit contrary to “YOU and others” wouldn’t you say?”

Yeah, that means you and other who agree or think like you.

Now, just bow out of this conversation and run along… bye bye now!

Extra Fancy
2 years ago

Awww man don’t be sour 🙂 it’s only a blog about real estate haha!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

You’re so selfish
Degrade?
I’m not a gambler but I’m sure some people do. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to do it? It’s not just about me. It’s about learning to live with diversity and tolerance.
A casino downtown would enliven and improve the area.

Looks Fancy
2 years ago

Gamble all you want, I just don’t think it fits next to the opera house and the surrounding area, which is home to thousands of local residents. There’s enough tourist attractions nearby that already bring in millions of people including the worlds busiest cruise ship port, museum park with the Frost museum, Arscht Center, AAA arena, Bayside, etc. Gamblers already have options at the Hard Rock, Gulfstream, and gambling cruises. Casinos just create another avenue for those who cannot control themselves to blow their savings, and there are studies that show that gambling is extremely addictive so when the house ultimately wins, there’s plenty of losers and that hurts the surrounding neighborhood and only enriches the casino owners. Heck, I was all for the casino until I started reading about them more, since I really want to see that lot put to use as I was so stoked to see the Herald get demolished to be replaced with something iconic, but here we are years later with an empty waterfront lot in the middle of the city. And I meant degrade economically speaking not saying that people who gamble are scum, it’s just a suckers game for 99% of them and if you can’t control yourself you might blow your retirement which creates all kinds of stresses within families and communities. Bottom line the casino is not needed and simply doesn’t fit in with this area imo.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Casinos just create another avenue for those who cannot control themselves to blow their savings”

Funny, Looks Fancy is a “vanguard” for peoples savings account when it comes to casinos but when people blow through a savings account because of hospital and doctor bills or some other circumstance, Looks Fancy “ain’t got nothing for ya man!”

Real real fancy
2 years ago

“Casinos just create another avenue” that’s all I’m saying. Are you really comparing medical bills to gambling? Think about that for a sec…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Boy, things really go over your head, don’t they?

It’s not a comparison between medical bills and gambling. It’s an example of what can deplete peoples savings and how someone like you can use gambling to scare people about this resort casino and losing “their” money in one when a lot of them don’t have and never had any intention of ever going into any kind of casino whatsoever.

Fancy shmancy
2 years ago

Completely over my head for sure 🙂 I’m no vanguard and I’m not scaring anyone, just another opinion on here, but you do realize that by writing “a lot of them don’t have and never had any intention of ever going into any kind of casino whatsoever” it only reinforces my point that there’s no need for a casino in this area, right? Take your time.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Um, Fancy shmancy, this place is proposed as a “RESORT” casino. It’s looking to pull in “tourist” and not depend on the locals.

Geez, things really do have a way of going way over your head.

Fancy all day
2 years ago

🙂 seriously way over my head…never said it would “depend” on locals, and im fully aware that the target demographic for a casino resort is touristS. Im just saying that a casino would hurt locals more than help and that this lot could be better utilized as office, hotel, and residential, which in my opinion adds more value to the local community than a casino since i live here and have a vested interest – its just an opinion. If another anonymous posted this I don’t think it would get all this backlash it’s hilarious!! Must be the name or something:) which simply references how I feel about the pictures of the proposed hotel in this article. It is a fancy name tho, real fancy, just so fancy haha!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Im just saying that a casino would hurt locals more than help”

Dude, don’t you realize that what you’re saying is just a bunch of nonfactual arguing points and speculation?

Look, I remember when some people who comment on this site speculated that CENTRO would have very little interest in it before they even started construction because the building was presented with having no parking. But they were wrong because CENTRO stays packed.

You’re getting backlash because you’re using nonfactual scare tactic BS! You don’t what kind of impact this resort casino would have on Miami.

Fancy all day
2 years ago

I’m not trying to scare anyone, I’ve read plenty about it and don’t think it’s a good idea for the area, that’s all. Here’s an example of what I’ve read and there’s plenty more articles out there to debate the good and bad that casinos bring, I just happen to believe that the cons outweigh the pros:

https://www.colodnyfass.com/blog/miami-herald-weighing-the-odds-for-gamblings-impact-on-south-florida/

Anonymous
2 years ago

Articles in the Miami Herald will not without a doubt be the answer for if this Resort Casino project is or isn’t good for Miami. The Miami Herald pushed MLB and new Marlins stadium on the people and how did that turn out?

Fancy 305
2 years ago

It’s just one example, there’s plenty other articles you can find on Google and by no means am I saying that the Herald is the answer. The point is that there’s negatives related to gambling and casinos and I’m of the opinion that a casino is a negative for this location. Everyone has an opinion and some are for the casino while others aren’t and the truth lies somewhere in the middle since it ain’t all bad regarding gambling and using it to attract tourists and all that, but it also ain’t all good and thats where I personally stand on the issue. Love this site for their articles and for the fact that we can all share our thoughts to create more dialogue surrounding the issues because the more we all learn from each other’s perspectives the more we grow as a city and it truly is an amazing city!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

“it ain’t all bad regarding gambling and using it to attract tourists and all that, but it also ain’t all good”

And that my friend is why your speculations are moot. There is no way to know what will happen until the place is built and in business for quite a few years.

Fancy 305
2 years ago

🙂 of course nobody knows for sure exactly how it all plays out if the casino gets built, the point is that there’s negatives related to gambling as seen in the article I shared previously among countless others out there – search for some unbiased research. I personally don’t think a casino is a good fit here. We’re all speculating one way or the other…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hey man, there are negatives to everything in life. I’ve read articles about the so called “negatives of gambling.” But that doesn’t tell me anything concerning exactly what “WILL” happen if Miami gets it’s first Resort Casino.

Fancy 305
2 years ago

I wish I could tell “exactly what “WILL” happen” wouldve bought bitcoin for $1…

Anonymous
2 years ago

How can anyone tell you exactly what “WILL” happen? Do you know exactly what “WILL” happen? Show us all your Crystal ball so we can gain from your insights and peer into the future with you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Are you serious?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Im sure he means ANYTHING that’s not a Casino or another lame arquitectonica-designed project to cover those prime acres of Biscayne Bay waterfront land….

Anonymous
2 years ago

Okay… but what would this person recommend to put “those prime acres of Biscayne Bay waterfront land” to work?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dunno, lets wait for him to reply…now I’m also curious as to what he’ll suggest “that major piece of the puzzle” should be..

So so fancy
2 years ago

That’s pretty much it and look at all the backlash 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

The City of Miami should adjust the Property Taxes of those empty lots owned by Genting accordingly.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I live in The Venetia and I CAN’T wait for this to get started… Maybe a Starbucks will go in the lobby?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Definitely agree! Starbucks or any similar coffee shop on the corner.

BDub
2 years ago

Panther ok?

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes

Laz
2 years ago

No more f-ing Starbucks already pissed Publix is turning their cafes into one; worst overroastsd coffee ever

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes, and that area has a lot of potential and there’s still much more that can be done.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m sure you cant wait for the mess it’s gonna become of that corner once demolition & construction start and the extra 30 mins its going to take you to get home to Venetian Isles either…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dude, you can’t make an omelette without cracking a few eggs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is this a real project or some kind of flip? Looks too nice; don’t want to get my hopes up.

Jesus
2 years ago

Beautiful building. I hope it has an amazing lighting for the skyline at night. Let’s keep the momentum going for the future!

just me
2 years ago

love that tower, lets hope it actually gets built.

Anonymous
2 years ago

they are rushing this because resorts world is building their hotel 20 feet away on top of the metro mover bus terminal

anonymous
2 years ago

Fabulous!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great to see that building going up. I love the design and it will be a nice contrast to all the boring, square boxes in the area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You see this building being built right now?

I guess the rest of us are still asleep.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Another dreamer