Magic City Innovation District Gets Utilities, Will Include 2,598 Apartments

The developers planning the Magic City Innovation District have signed a utilities deal with Miami-Dade to supply water and sewer.

City records show a construction permit is also now being processed for the first building at Magic City.

According to the August 19 utilities agreement, the Magic City Innovation District will include:

  • 2,598 apartments
  • 283,827 square feet of retail
  • 266,525 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 2,348,728 square feet of office
  • 49,170 square feet of mini-storage
  • 10,849 square feet of bar/cocktail lounge
  • 432 hotel rooms
  • 5,583 square feet of gym/fitness center

The water and sewer connection charge is $5,536,142.91 based on August 2022 rates (to be recalculated based on rates when connected). There’s additionally a Biscayne Basin Sanitary Sewer Special Connection Charge of $3,358,118.16.

The construction permit application for the project’s first tower known as Parcel 11 was filed in May, with the plans submitted in July and now under review.

The Parcel 11 tower will rise 25 stories with 349 units. It was reviewed by the UDRB in November 2021.

According to the construction permit filing, Parcel 11 has an estimated hard construction cost of $111,859,451.

 

The Parcel 11 tower now in permitting:

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Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Finally, it begins. Hope it gets a rail station in the coming years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If its not a TriRail station, then I don’t know what you would like to see… because BrightLine wasn’t conceived as a local commuter rail.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, it’s a separate commuter service from the original intercity conception…

Choo Choo
1 month ago

Brightline has already contracted with the county to operate a separate commuter line between Aventura and MiamiCentral. Broward is in the works for something similar, so I imagine it will be combined into a single system just like trirail. The orginal express program will still exist, there’ll just also be a cheaper, local option

Anonymous
1 month ago

“there’ll just also be a cheaper, local option”

“cheaper local option?” No.. there will be some train rail stops that’ll be operated by the county were you can get off and transfer to Brightline trains that go to and from Orlando.

Vincent
1 month ago

The movement north continues.

Jorge S
1 month ago

Tri-rail is coming in there

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is impressive to follow the development and expansion of downtown Miami towards the north. First Winwood, then the Design District, and now the Magic City Innovation District. Soon, we will see a large commercial and residential Miami vertical joining Brickell to Aventura Mall. It’s a huge area, but Miami’s progress is also huge.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We hope…

Anonymous
1 month ago

It already is, sort of… except wanted to see more mixed-use development over run-down strip malls and fast food outlets.

Azarius
1 month ago

Really love the design of the trains station, hopefully the end results looks similar. But this is big for Miami, we really go be like. Manhattan soon😭😂

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

No we are going to look like Miami with more buildings. stop comparing us to NYC

Zonked
1 month ago

NYC is currently doing everything we want to be doing including building more than us. Seems like the best US city to strive to be at the moment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is just a newer, nicer midtown. This is nowhere near the caliber of Manhattan lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Keep preaching the truth to them brother…

Vince
1 month ago

So true….no one in Miami would punch the elderly Ric Moranis in the head knocking him unconscious.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. and you never heard of anyone in NYC being high on “bath-salt” eating someone’s face either.

Miami
1 month ago

Except manhattan is in new york. Biggest L ever LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

You know what they meant

Anonymous
1 month ago

I went to school when proper English was taught and sentences spoken. The teachers didn’t teach us how to decipher what anyone was trying to say.

anony
1 month ago

well they certainly underprepared you for real life then. typos and incorrect grammar is a part of life. good luck. Lots of stupid things to complain about here, but digging someone who likely grew up speaking another language isn’t needed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“well they certainly underprepared you for real life then. typos and incorrect grammar is a part of life”

Yep, and the way you write is a good example of that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The apples to oranges comparison checks out their intelligence level.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep.. in the U.S.A, phones get smarter while the people get dumber.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That smart phone dumb people analogy wasn’t particularly clever the 1st time you posted it. Here in time #12, it is as fresh as a month old dog turd.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Like this stale comment you left.

Jim
1 month ago

A beautiful city within a beautiful city

Vincent
1 month ago

Miami winning.

Casey
1 month ago

Extraordinary

Anonymous
1 month ago

So very ordinary?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very cool train station. And everything else.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How will cargo train pass underneath that canopy? Seems low

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

I noticed the Brightline station in FTL has a third rail where the freight goes around the station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I really hope the powers that be preserve the culture and people that make Little Haiti unique. This development is great – I would love to see Miami brand this neighborhood with as much enthusiasm as Little Havana, Wynwood, etc. Add a transit connection to the mix and everyone in the city would benefit from it 🤌🏽🇭🇹

Vince
1 month ago

This site was a 12 acre trailer park. What exactly would you be “preserving”?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think they mean the distinctive cultural integrity of Little Haiti. Anytime you bring lots of money and new development to a neighborhood that is culturally distinct and generally not the wealthiest you risk gentrification happening alongside the complete loss of culture and displacement of the very locals that give the neighborhood its historic nickname if things aren’t done well. At which point “Little Haiti” would no longer be Little Haiti.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So you mean let’s not build something amazing so we can keep the same crowd there so we don’t offend anyone lol. Gentrification is the best thing that could happen to neighborhoods full of blight.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly, thank you.

Interesting
1 month ago

Interesting. You can say the exact thing of Americans going to other countries and turning it into what they like and keeping locals out…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I explicitly described what should be preserved in the original comment. If you used some reading comprehension you would understand that I obviously praised the development and wasn’t referring to saving a trailer park.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lemon City already has a history. Little Haiti was a small aspect which has come and gone, and shows when anti-gentrification “activists” come from North Miami or Miramar.

monopoly money
1 month ago

uh no…

Vince
1 month ago

EVERYONE in the city would benefit from a transit connection?
Maybe…but it’s a tough argument to make.

How about building a transit connection that EVERYONE would pay for? Better yet, how about transportation YOU pay for if YOU ride it?

Public transport isn’t free. Someone has to pay for it. The biggest taxpayers will not likely step on the public transportation, and the poorest of the poor do not pay taxes but ride public transportation anyway.

Miami
1 month ago

just keep trash in the street and is done

Miami
30 days ago

Who cares? People don’t even drive through Little Haiti because they’re scared of getting shot or robbed. Let’s not preserve a damn thing

Muhammad
1 month ago

I live in Little Haiti and I am glad this project is moving forward. It will be awesome 2. Needs condos for homeownership as well

Anonymous
1 month ago

🤯

Se me paró
1 month ago

Is that Metromover extended to this district?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think the artist wants to tease us with that drawing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

IKR, “Little Haiti” Station? LOL.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL it’ll take an hour from the School Board Station, not taking into account breakdowns.

triple D's
1 month ago

they will never get the money together to build that extension………………

Anonymous
1 month ago

The money is already there, the vision and desire isn’t.

Choo Choo
1 month ago

No its for a potential future Brightline commuter station

Clearly
1 month ago

“266,525 square feet of full service restaurant”. I think there’s a S missing on restaurant? If not, that will be the world’s largest for sure

Anonymous
1 month ago

Clearly, you know what they meant

Vince
1 month ago

I still don’t. Is it over a 1/4 of a million sq ft of restaurant space? Spaces? Or did they mean to say 26,625….or did they mean…what?

It is far from “Clearly”.

If the 2,598 apartments averaged 1,000 square feet each, are they Clearly going to have more restaurant square footage than living space square footage?

26,625 sq ft is about the size of a small Publix. 266,525 is the size of over 4 Citadel Food halls

Clearly
1 month ago

Thank you. Glad it wasn’t just me!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh boy, here we go with this “you should be able to decipher what it’s really saying” shit again.

Jeremey Howlett
1 month ago

Amazing buildings planned. I love the way they always use those heavy duty metal screening on the multi story garages. Even if a tornado launched a car at one it would break.

Too much ado
30 days ago

Where’s the innovation?

Anonymous
1 month ago

and 6,000 + parking spaces?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would you rather “6000 horse stalls?”

Anon
1 month ago

I would pay to see that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think the people who live around there would like looking at horse shit everywhere.

Giga chad Melo
1 month ago

In the heart of little Haiti 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lemon City.

white flight
1 month ago

are you the guy that bought a few of those warehouse back in the early 2000s who has been on his “lemon city crusade” for years???? if it was so storied like the little historic plaques that someone petitioned to get put up around the neighborhood then why didnt the original “lemoners” leave???? racism and economics are very intertwined at times…and some investors have just carpet bagged their way into the neighborhood…

Interesting
1 month ago

Little Haiti

Anonymous
1 month ago

Some fantastic architecture, mainly the first picture and train station, but also some clusterf**ks stacked boxes.

Joe Dirt
1 month ago

The Great Gentrifier

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is just a very nice dream!!!

The biggest bum ever
1 month ago

Miami… the land of b:u:m:s and h:o:m:e:l:e:s:s

Anonymous
1 month ago

I thought this was dead.