Magic City Innovation District Files Plat Documents & Reveals New Renderings

The developer of the Magic City Innovation District has filed platting documents with Miami-Dade County and unveiled new renderings.

The platting documents were already approved by a city of Miami committee earlier this year.

The plat will be known as MCID-2. It will include 1,599 apartments, 941,800 square feet of office, 432 hotel units, and over 200,000 square feet of retail, along with parking.

Renderings show a number of futuristic looking office and residential buildings in front of a proposed train stop along the Brighline tracks.

The train stop is named Little Haiti Station in renderings.

The developer previously said that a 12-story office building that will serve as the headquarters for Motorsport Network will break ground in early 2022. However, it doesn’t appear that there are any construction permits pending.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow! Very innovative designs! Would completely transform the entire neighborhood – hope it get buit as shown!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Apart from the curvy tower in the first picture, all ugly schizophrenic architectural atrocities, and most likely conceptual anyway.

Spend up for good design.
1 month ago

The designs are mostly blah. Mostly boring.

Dull designs
23 days ago

Very boring designs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

SoDoSoPa

Anonymous
1 month ago

I put a down payment on a unit at The Lofts at Kenny’s Place.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like City Wok in Ctpatown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That place is the $h!t.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Color me skeptical this happens. Also those local brightline stations will need a third track going through them for the brightline trains to go through.

soon there will be no Haitians in Lil Haiti
1 month ago

commercial rail also uses these tracks

Haitians moved out years ago
1 month ago

The original train station was called Lemon City Depot. 40 years ago Haitians arrived on boats in rags. Then 20-30 years ago most Haitians moved out. Several with no money stayed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m also pretty sure a station was planned for 79th st, I doubt there are two this close together tbh. Tho Design District and Wynwood also want their own stations so who knows

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t worry, this will never happen….
Pipe dreams.
Not enough demand for office space here in Miami despite of what you hear about all these companies moving here. I think the movement is to capitalize on tax incentives but most employees will still remain in their home states.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Change the name of the station

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The neighborhood is called Lemon City and has been called such many years before, and not many Haitians live in “Little Haiti” anymore. It’s just like how not many Puerto Ricans live in “Little San Juan” anymore, which reverted to its historical name, Wynwood. “Little” this and “little” shouldn’t be neighborhood names, rather nicknames.

Jack
1 month ago

Always loved the name LEMON CITY.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But what about Little Havana? What did that used to be known as?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Riverside or something like that

Anonymous
1 month ago

According to a few old timer Miamians I have known who grew up in what is now “Little Havana” back in the 1940s and 1950s, they just called it Miami.

eymay
1 month ago

yes obviously, but the neighborhood did have a name and it was Riverside. Though in my opinion Little Havana has made more of a name for itself than Little Haiti and it’s a lot more touristy (calle ocho for example)

Yelp says....
1 month ago

Tourists hate Little Haiti. Read the reviews on Yelp.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Different monster. It’s an iconic tourist attraction and culturally still has a draw. Besides, there is still a majority Cuban population in the surrounding area.

Names matter
1 month ago

Little River is doing great. Little Haiti just pisses off tourists. Nothing to see. Horrible name.

Haitians moved out years ago
1 month ago

You realize the Haitians who killed their President have never been identified?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Change it to Haitian station

Why?
15 days ago

Why? You want to crush property values? You want no one to buy or rent at the project?

Respect history. Get higher rent rates.
1 month ago

There was a train station on that site. Called Lemon City Depot. The promoters should change the name asap. Little Haiti means garbage on the street. It means crime. Lemon City (or Little River) shows respect for history. Haiti is a ghetto. Haiti is chaos. Change the name.

Look it up
1 month ago

The only reason the Haiti ghetto name was put on the area was because of the disgraced ex-commissioner Keon “Pay to Play” Hardemon. The ghetto name immediately devalued all the properties 30%. Yup. Prices tanked.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No construction permits means all talk

Anonbttm
1 month ago

Can’t get construction permits if you don’t have the proper platting….

Plat Guru
1 month ago

City of miami requires approved subdivision improvement plans prior to obtaining permits which can take several months.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How are cargo trains supposed to through that train station???? Looks like whoever is planning this project isn’t doing much thinking…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Same way cargo trains go through the tri rail stations that only have two tracks

Anonymous
1 month ago

hes talking about the station covering being low.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

That’s not going to stop cargo trains from going through. The tracks are already wide enough anyway. Brightline and Tri-Rail should add stops to this project, speaking of which. And add bus stops and bus ways. I think this project is off of fourth Court over by Morningside K8 and next to Ironside pizza. It’s this pizza place in that area. Sometimes I drive through there on fourth Court instead of taking Biscayne. I’ll probably end up passing it multiple times when it’s built. So much for Eastside Ridge

Lemon City. Little River Business District.
1 month ago

This project is between NE 59th Terrace and NE 64th Street. It is along NE 4th Avenue in Lemon City.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

This is going to be so cool. This is close to my dads house.

Brooklyn
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing Shawn.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shawn’s dad is hot. Hotter than Shawn.

Anonymous
1 month ago

is that why it’s going to be so cool ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

He’ll get higher property values, and in turn inherit an expensive house

Anonymous
1 month ago

Magically rent is about to go up in that area (again) lol

Kevin Krueger
1 month ago

Lemon City has strong potential to be a balanced mixed use community with affordable housing, luxury living, retail, industrial and flex offices. I’ve got Warehouses a few blocks north for lease for which we expect creative Wynwood tenants to migrate north here where it’s more affordable. I welcome public or professional feedback for how You may envision the future of Lemon City.

Anonymous
1 month ago

are you the guy who has been trying to get them to call it “lemon city” for the last decade??? all because when the neighborhood was all haitian you were able to carpetbag in and buy a warehouse for cheap??? could you afford to buy a warehouse in wynwood now with all the gentrification???

Little River has a good image
28 days ago

The Haitians who just murdered their president have NOT been identified yet. You want to be around criminals?

Vote NO to Haiti
1 month ago

Lemon City is a great name. And Little River is further north but also a great name. The Haiti name means crime and brings to mind Haitians dumping their trash on the street. Not to mention Haitians just murdered their President in his bedroom. Which Haitian funded the murderers?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Location, Location, Location.. love it.

╭∩╮(⋋‿⋌) ╭∩╮
1 month ago

Dont we just Louve the “vagina monologue “ featured by the little Haitian serpant and the rainbow(s)?🤮

Anonymous
1 month ago

Curvy design in buildings is so miamian.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

This project is off 2nd Ave. sometimes I drive through that area via North E. 4th Court to get to 79th St. passing Morningside K8. I think it’s in the same neighborhood up the street from Ironside. It’s this pizza place in that neighborhood that’s really good, and it’s a family attraction. I probably might end up passing this amazing project as I’m driving down fourth Court. They should probably add bus ways and bus stops. Brightline and Tri-Rail should I add stops at this project for commuters to get to work. It does accelerate the gentrification in that area but the way I look at it is that it can create job opportunities for those in Little Haiti. But so much for its other nearby arrival, Eastside Ridge. While it’s not much for the innovation district, yet Miami’s building board is being absolutely ridiculous with Eastside Ridge and hurting the developer and it’s lawyer.

Vote NO to Eastside Ridge
1 month ago

Eastside Ridge is a scam. The property owners plead guilty to 28 felonies in NY. Eastside Ridge is a total scam. The owners are on their third set of sleazy law firms. No surprise.

Pay for talent. Design matters.
1 month ago

Ugly designs. We hope the developers hire architects with talent. Hiring the low bid low cost architects never yields good design.

Little River
1 month ago

The promoters should use the Little River name. The Haiti name is road kill.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Perfect TOD

Anonymous
1 month ago

The TRansit part is wishful thinking right now. There are train tracks but no station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stop dreaming already. This will NEVER happen in Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Word Center, The Design District, Wynwood, Waldorf Astoria, Paramount Tower, Brightline, Metromover to Miami Beach all never happened. We live in a simulation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My goodness. Why would anyone ever want this built next to them!

I’m so glad the community mounted so much opposition to this disastrous project!

(Obviously that’s sarcasm)

Anonymous
1 month ago

Waaahhhh!!!… I want this area to continue looking like a “turd world country!”

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

The 99% Morning Side white residents can only bully small developers. Once a big one shows up they run away like the rats they are.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Goofy this is a mixed area, morning side is enclosed with a wall east of biscayne blvd. haitians are literally at art basel yearly saying they dont want this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should get more familiar with what’s going on in the area before speaking, Morning Side neighborhood association is the biggest anti-development instigator in the upper east side. Thankfully, they were left without voice and money after the 5500 Biscayne Building developer totally silenced them. Unfortunately for the Little Haiti Community, their leaders couldn’t resist the sound of the millions of dollars developers are pouring into the area.
Wake Up Darling, the NIMBY train is already gone!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Unfortunately for the Little Haiti community, they couldn’t resist moving out for places like North Miami and Miramar over the years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

typical liberal refusing to call out black people

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Yeah, like typical conservatives refusing to call out white people for being insurrectionist when they beat up cops and invaded the Capitol Building in Wa DC.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are you high? U gonna say the same thing about the Cubans? Haitians have just as much a right to be here as the rest of us

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Yes… also anybody else that ran from a country they born in and begged this country to take them in outta shut up and thank their lucky stars they’re here in the U.S. of A. The U.S. didn’t beg you to come here, so shut up!

Pioneers
15 days ago

Actually the pioneers were poor whites, blacks from the South and Bahamians. Haitians showed up on rafts decades late and then they moved to Miramar and N. Miami. Only the poorest of the poor remain.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Will you be at the Klan meeting this weekend ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Why?.. are you one of those Proud Boys of Dade County members that’s going?

Anonymous
1 month ago

*Along with parking.

*** 6,000 spots

Anonymous
1 month ago

Next Stop: Gentrification Station!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gentrification = the #1 crime fighting tool.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, get rid of the shit that looks like towns in the country they came from.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Next Stop: Higher property values for Haitian home owners!

Hispanics are moving in
1 month ago

There are almost no Haitian home owners. Haitians moved north. Do your homework.