Jai Alai & Card Room Coming To 3050 Biscayne After City Votes To Settle Lawsuit

Miami commissioners are scheduled to vote tomorrow on a second reading to approve a card room and Jai Alai facility at 3050 Biscayne.

West Flagler Associates, which operates Magic City Casino, will operate the facility. Russell Galbut’s Crescent Heights is the developer.

Commissioners approved the deal that would settle a lawsuit and allow the gambling facility in late March. Four of five commissioners voted in favor of the deal.

Norman Braman, a billionaire who lobbies against gambling in Miami, is in favor of the deal, according to the Herald.

The terms of the deal call for:

  • Jai Alai fronton – will have a maximum size of 100,000 square feet of exhibition area, with space for up to 4,000 visitors. Maximum off-street parking is 1,000 vehicles.
  • Card room – will take up a maximum of 20,000 square feet of the jai-alai facility, with a maximum capacity of 500 people. It will not operate more than 16 hours per day.
  • Other gambling will be banned, including slots and table games.

In addition to the commission vote tomorrow, the city’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to review the settlement at a meeting later today.

Miami commissioners are also said to be considering banning gambling uses under the Miami 21 zoning code. However, a rumored deal to allow casino mega-resorts by Florida legislators could override that by blocking local governments from regulating gambling.

 

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Anonymous
15 days ago

The picture really shows how ugly Paraiso Bay is from the back. It’s not that great from the front either.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I agree with you. there is nothing Paraiso about those buildings.

Anonymous
15 days ago

You obviously haven’t been inside and seen the amenities. Anyone that thinks these buildings the aren’t nice know nothing about real estate building. People what everything to look Iconic. That’s just not realistic!

Anonymous
15 days ago

The Paraiso Bay Condo buildings look fine to us.

– Architect Firm Arquitectonica

BDub
16 days ago

The Mover extension will go up N Miami.
It’ll be over a quarter mile walk from the nearest station at 29th street.

Anonymous
15 days ago

And just think, people have to walk further than that right now without a Metromover extension.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Based and poker pilled

Azarius
16 days ago

Casino City here we come‼️

Anonymous
16 days ago

Bring a real casino with crap tables to downtown Miami!

Anonymous
16 days ago

Looks like very soon.

Anonymous
15 days ago

wtf is jai alai. No one plays that dumb thing anymore. have you seen the one near airport?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Exactly, why bring that garbage to Edgewater.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Because back in the day, the powers that be in Miami tied the two together in order to have any kind of resemblance to gambling in a casino.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Anonymous
16 days ago

Jai Alia for all!

Anonymous
16 days ago

they will build the metro mover down the corridor know for sure…..

Anonymous
16 days ago

Just build it already

No to Casinos
12 days ago

More corruption. Gambling? On 30th Street and Biscayne? Dumb. So much corruption, so little time. #BecauseMiami

Anonymous
16 days ago

Braman is an asshole

Anonymous
16 days ago

It is about time Kendall becomes an independent city, so City Miami of Miami can finally get rid of the Palmas y Cañas mentally commissioners.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The City of Miami has no jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of Dade County. I guess you’re also one of those people who think they have authority over transit as well, and demand Metromover stops between you and your mom’s house.

Anonymous
15 days ago

lol….

Anonymous
15 days ago

What?
Metromover being extended to Kendall?

Anonymous
16 days ago

yuck…. have you seen Atlantic City… Miami will be next. sad

Anonymous
15 days ago

Please, you must think Miami is something to brag about?

Anonymous
16 days ago

Another 1000 vehicle garage (how many daily trips) with no ideas on how to reduce number of vehicles in this part of the city. abject failure on part of city planning staff.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Metromover should fix that

Anonymous
16 days ago

it’ll be too little too late

Anonymous
16 days ago

“Another 1000 vehicle garage (how many daily trips) with no ideas on how to reduce number of vehicles in this part of the city”

Well, as long as people like you stay away from this area, the worry in the future amount of traffic there won’t be a problem.