Genting Announces It Is ‘Accelerating’ Project At Omni

Genting has announced that it will accelerate development of a project at the former Omni.

According to a statement yesterday, the company said it will maintain ownership of around 10 acres at the Omni, even as it sells off the former Miami Herald property.

“With our focus now locked in on 10 acres of prime real estate, we look forward to accelerating the process of outlining a project, putting shovels in the ground and getting a project built that all South Floridians can be proud of,” said Robert DeSalvio, President, Genting Americas East.

“South Florida’s popularity only continues to grow, and we are incredibly optimistic about our opportunity to bring a unique development to the area,” DeSalvio added.

The property includes the Hilton hotel (formerly the Omni hotel), along with an attached shopping mall and parking garage.

Record show that a partial demolition permit was applied for at 1701 Biscayne Boulevard on November 2.

According to the permit application, partial demolition of 243,994 square feet is planned, at an estimated cost of $600,000.

As of this morning, the demolition plans had not yet been submitted, so review of the permit was not underway.

 

An older rendering of a project at the site:

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Anonymous
2 months ago

I hope they don’t downgrade those renderings because they are 🔥🔥🔥

Anonymous
2 months ago

Keep dreaming

Bang
2 months ago

Fort Lauderdale has nicer buildings than Miami. They should take inspiration.

Mia
2 months ago

Way better architecture in Fort Lauderdale per capita. Only thing Miami has over it is the height of the buildings. Im all for infill projects but half the projects Melo builds look like Soviet Era Communist buildings. Obviously we don’t have to make everything look like Dubai but there should be minimum standards.

Anonymous
2 months ago

😂😂😂😂 the desperation is palpable here.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Agree! The term “infill” is synonymous with “ghetto.” We should not praise designs for being “infill.” Quit pitching those designs – they don’t fit in.

The buildings going up now should all be next level and on par if not more beautiful that Dubai as we have just as much wealth and international prestige here as there.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Your message is right on point.
I don’t know why the people in this site can’t see that Miami’s skyline is very boring.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Miamis skyline is not boring. It’s one of the nicest in the US, if not the nicest already, but it can become even greater and be the nicest in the world in no time 🌎

Clown ID
2 months ago

Be The Nicest in the world? Youre either a comedian or dont get around much

kelli
2 months ago

nicest in the world? it isn’t even the nicest in the southeast, the finished product of west brickell is atrocious. Perhaps a nice skyline for being the unofficial capital of latin america

Know your cities
2 months ago

Name a nicer one in the Southeast?

Miami stud
2 months ago

Yeah… that’s why around the world people love Miami

Hiiiiii
2 months ago

lol when’s the last time you saw a sky line or back drop of Ft. Lauderdale in any movies, shows, news, etc….

Anonymous
2 months ago

The Melo Group built most of the towers you see in Miami?

So what’s with the naming or calling yourself “Mia” all about?

RenRich
2 months ago

Agreed!

Anon
2 months ago

Yes maybe hire ODA they are doing amazing work up there.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes, as someone in Miami I am impressed by ODA and would like to give them a shot here too. We need more competition, and we know monopolies make people complacent. We need a World Fair of architecture in Miami to step it up to the NEXT level.

Anonymous
2 months ago

boom

Anonymous
2 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂 you guys are desperate

Wang Chung
2 months ago

Your boyfriend is desperate for my balls in his mouth.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Broward has a less restrictive building code than Miami-Dade and I’d bet cheaper land. Still these renders are fantastical, no one should be expecting this to be built.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Miami can product fantastical and already had more than any other US city. Keep it piling!

RenRich
2 months ago

Now you’ve gone and done it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Demolish the entire block and start over its outdated and doesn’t come close to maximizing the land area just pull the bandaid off already!!

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

Please be true!! Omni is a carcass of what it used to be, and with the Signature Bridge nearby, this area will explode. Looking forward!!

Michael
2 months ago

I like all the curves, they suggest movement like waves of the sea.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Bad. Casinos don’t belong in Miami. This is prime real estate, and casinos will only downgrade it.

Afi K. James
2 months ago

wrong

Original
2 months ago

Iguanas, steel head fish, toxic toads, and evasive fowl don’t belong in Miami either, but we got em!

Mike
2 months ago

And Boa Constrictor. Bad boy snakes

Anonymous
2 months ago

What does a casino have to do with this chain? Nobody wants them in the inner city.

Anonymous
2 months ago

YOU don’t want a casino in the inner city. Like the comment said above you, nobody wants “Boa Constrictors” in their backyards in the Everglades, but they’re there and all we can do is spend thousands of dollars every year to control their population.

Anonymous
2 months ago

what do boa constrictors even remotely have to do with a casino? this is comical

Anonymous
2 months ago

🐍 s

Anonymous
2 months ago

Beautiful design! Keep pitching, approving and building these wave-like buildings throughout Downtown and Brickell. That is the apparent theme that captivates onlookers – water and nature inspired modern high rises (not the stiff linear blocks – this is not a stiff city).

Anonymous
2 months ago

Agree, like the Waldorf Astoria. If Miami is going to build a super tall, it should fit in with the master plan and Miami aesthetic.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There is absolutely no movement to the Waldorf Astoria design, except for the suggestion it may top over from being lopsided. They should redesign it to look more like the wave like designs being erected for the futuristic space ship shape of Zaha Hadid.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Actually, if you’re following this project, check out the view looking up from ground level, in the link below. There are beautiful zig-zag shapes, and the cubes appear to be twisted in alternate directions. Some of the renderings don’t do it justice and just look flat along all four sides. I wish the renderings were more consistent, so we could tell what is being proposed/built.

https://www.miamiresidence.com/preconstruction/waldorf-astoria-miami.htm

Anonymous
2 months ago

Zig-zag shapes and cubes, where have I heard that from?

Anonymous
2 months ago

90% of the design is beautiful. It’s the top cube. It jets out so much further than the other cubes, and all you see is the shadowed dark under side with no reflective value. Maybe make it mirrored so it reflects the beautiful structure beneath. Another idea, make the top cube more of a trapezoid shape, to tie in the bottom cube which is also trapezius, it needs a stronger statement at the top. It’s really the top that needs tweaking, and hope these ideas are helpful. I’m sure other design experts have their own ideas, too.

Anonymous
2 months ago

For the first ever super tall I’d think Miami would want an observation deck.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It is two different news though, if you think about it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

But you did…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Building or not, demolish the Omni for Christ’s sake. It would make the land more valuable as construction-ready for somebody else (as long as it isn’t Melo or Related).

Anonymous
2 months ago

Great infill but it’ll probably be value engineered

Dev King
2 months ago

I will never understand why residents of Miami are so ungrateful. There are cities that hasn’t broken ground on a high rise in 20 years let alone a super tall but this city breaks ground every other month. The next time you’re in another city take a look at their skyline and notice if there are cranes in the air you will be thankful and not complain and you will know you live in one of the best cities in America if not the world.

Name*
2 months ago

Lol that “older rendering of a project at the site” includes the waterfront property that they are now selling. Folks it won’t be the big six sea shell tower resorts world project.

bob
2 months ago

Build it. – and – Light it. They was you have Rendered it. Way to go – Love it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

All I currently seeing being demolished is the Burger King across the street

Anonymous but famous
2 months ago

Geenting owns no property, despite what the article says, “,west of Biscayne Blvd”.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Don’t they own the land Checkers is on?

you're wrong
2 months ago

yeah they do

moray
2 months ago

why don’t we ask ourselves why Miami isn’t even close to being on the level of Chicago in regard to architectural finish quality. wouldn’t be because the U.S. left it to the…… no definitely not

moray
2 months ago

if they improve this area, maybe the marquee manufacturer at the “yacht” show won’t be a tacky brazilian azimut knockoff

wanderer34
2 months ago

Over ten years, ago, this project was cutting edge in any way, and had it been built during that time, we would’ve all appreciated it for it’s design, architecture, construction, and technology. While we all still like the design, its been ten years already and we’ haven’t seen this project move any dirt.

It’s time to get this project off NOW or either change to something new because we all don’t like to waste time thinking this project is going to happen!

Miami Proud
2 months ago

BEAUTIFUL CORAL ROCK building designs. I was amazed to see the original architectural renderings of the planned buildings at this site. If built, they would be a world-renowned landmark for the city.