Miami-Dade Votes To Create New High-Density Zoning Area At Genting’s Resorts World Property

Miami-Dade commissioners voted yesterday to take control of zoning at the former Miami Herald property away from the city of Miami.

The vote will result in increased Transit Oriented Development by adding zoning density, according to a memo from the County Manager attached to the ordinance.

Some areas in downtown Miami and Brickell already have been designated as areas that can benefit from the new zoning rules, including in Brickell and around Government Center.

Genting’s property that once belonged to the Miami Herald is included in the new zoning area. The Omni Mall and hotel property next door are excluded, however.

Russell Galbut’s property west of the Arsht Center and adjacent school board property where he has proposed 60-story towers, is also getting the new designation, a map attached to the ordinance shows.

One property that is currently being developed using the new zoning designation is One Southside Park in Brickell, which is set to become the biggest rental apartment project in downtown Miami’s history.

 

 

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Anonymous
8 days ago

Do they really need a vote to make this high density, transit oriented area?
This should have been a given decades ago, when Metrorail and Metromover were built.
Unbelievable!!!!

Anonymous
8 days ago

That’d be far too sensible…

Anonymous
8 days ago

Yep.. just like a simple solution to extend the Metromover and a senseless monorail line to Miami Beach instead of just running a Metromover line over there.

Anonymous
7 days ago

It’s not senseless when Metromover doesn’t have the capacity nor ability to pay for some of itself. Get real.

Anonymous
7 days ago

^ People build and people make. The Metromover will do whatever we humans want it to do. I’m tired of hearing people in this town talk as if the Metromover is some kind of autonomous entity that thinks for itself.

Get a brain stop being so air headed.

Anonymous
3 days ago

You made a point.
Did you really need to end it with an insult?

If you are 14 or under I get it, but if you’re an adult… yeah.

Anonymous
1 minute ago

hiding behind a computer screen makes people feel they can insult others without provocation.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I think they’re trying to head-off gambling casinos at the Herald site, now that there is a Tallahassee push to approve gambling prompted by the trumpers.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Well, they have the right to voice their opinion or are you one of the radical Dems believing it’s their way or no way? Some democracy you believe in. Where is your sense of inclusion and tolerance?

Anonymous
7 days ago

love your message

Anonymous
7 days ago

Really?.. we watched on TV January 6, 2021, rioting and out of control confederate waving and hangman noose carrying Republicans at and in the Capitol Building in Washington DC and you have the nerve to question a Democrat about his sense of “inclusion and tolerance?”

Boy you Republicons are ridiculous.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Love your comment!

Anonymous
5 days ago

Don’t be an idiot. Try thinking outside the box and not take everything at face value. My comment has nothing to do with inclusion, democracy or tolerance. What I said is factual, and does not reference political parties, since I don’t care for either of them. I don’t support casinos in Miami. If we’re trying to foster a more mature economy, fun and sun is not the way to. After all we’ve had that forever, and will continue to have it, but need to foster a more diversified economy. I know this post will be down voted, but I speak my mind nevertheless.

Anonymous
5 days ago

^ “Well, they have the right to voice their opinion or are you one of the radical Dems believing it’s their way or no way? Some democracy you believe in. Where is your sense of inclusion and tolerance?”

No matter how you’re trying to spin it now, you sure did one helluva job at demonstrating your disdain for Democrats and that you are actually just another Republitard through.

Your Conscience
3 days ago

Inclusion and tolerance do not extend to voluntary behaviors that externalize costs for personal gain… like gambling which creates external costs for the community and privatizes most of the gains for gaming companies.

There is a reason alcohol in Las Vegas drug stores is locked up with anti theft devices (Even six packs of beer) and Macau’s biggest industry is money laundering.

So you are correct that the “trumpers” the commenter referred to have a right to support their interests, and the commenter has a right to voice his disagreement.

You also have a right to target the commenter personally with inflammatory questions about being a “radical Dem” rather than addressing the issue they raised.

But that probably says more about your personal character than adding anything productive to the conversation, regardless of your political affiliation.

Anonymous
8 minutes ago

bitterness is not attractive

Anonymous
7 days ago

Remember when it was those big bad Republicans who didn’t like casinos?

MiamiRob
7 days ago

^ Maybe these Republicans suddenly realized that Casinos do bring in Money hence they can dispense with their Moral objections to Gambling.

Anonymous
6 days ago

I guess those Republicans put money over their values. Just figures!

Anonymous
6 days ago

cool….legalizing weed also brings in money….when is that gonna happen?

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ I like being sneaky…

Anonymous
3 days ago

For the 1,000th time….
The Genting project is/was a Destination Resort. Floorspace used for gaming probably compraised 5% of the area or less.
No one says, “I’m going on a Casino” when they take a Royal Caribbean Cruise, although there is some space dedicated to gaming

Gentings project has convention space, restaurants, ballrooms, marina, etc.

Follow the money… the people who don’t want Genting to build a $3 Billion dollar project is everyone who would have to compete with them. Of course THEY want to call it a casino, and they want the useful idiots to fall in line.

Anonymous
3 days ago

By that logic, if gaming wasn’t fundamental to Genting’s business plan, they they could do away with it and kneecap the competition.

If you can’t extract gaming from the business plan… then it’s a
casino.

And residents have a say as to whether we want casinos or not.

Once a portion of a property is legal for gaming, then gaming is legal. You can’t be a little legal just like you can’t be a little pregnant.

Also, when did square footage replace revenue as the key metric for a business? By that logic, airports would be in the concrete paving business since airplanes only take up 5% of the square footage.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Not sure why the Omni would be excluded but the area is primed for a density explosion…

Anonymous
8 days ago

Okay so is anything going to be built or are they going to wait another ten years

Anonymous
8 days ago

I’m guessing they’re still holding out for permission to build a casino.

Anonymous
8 days ago

In their dreams. Art basel will move from miami if get a casino permission.

Anonymous
8 days ago

“Art basel?” Don’t giveash!t about it and never will. Casinos operate year round.

Anonymous
8 days ago

In fact betting on craps isn’t much different than betting on a painting (if you’re expecting it to retain or gain in value). High rollers buy art. As Moses once said (but got edited out of the Bible), “Let the casinos come.”

Anonymous
7 days ago

Vegas is in a desert and that city is kicking Miami’s ass.. and I mean for decades, and Miami has a bay and an ocean advantage. Miami can’t even get year round concerts and some people think a Ferris Wheel, wine festivals, museums, Art Basel, parks, plus other little dinky sh!t like that is all this city needs.

Go figure…

Anonymous
7 days ago

Vegas is better than Miami??? LMAO You must be smoking some good Vegas dispensary weed to make that statement.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I didn’t say Vegas is better than Miami.. I said Vegas has been kicking Miami’s ass.. for decades! Miami has had the opportunity to close that desert town down for a long time because there is no way Vegas can should outdo Miami in tourism. But crybabies in the city have been whining about Miami having casinos and all its done is nothing but cause the city to miss out on high caliber events which has been doing nothing but stifling this town’s real potential.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Miami is missing out on high caliber events? Like what? the Super Bowl? we’ve had it multiple times. Major league sports? we have them all. concerts, clubs, conventions…..we have too many to count…..you’re clearly exaggerating the affect that casino gambling would have in Miami. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and post-covid the demand has never been higher….so what exactly will gambling do to make Miami a better place to live and visit?

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ “Super Bowl?”.. happens every blue moon. “Major league sports?”.. if it wasn’t for the HEAT, this town would just have mundane sports teams. “Concerts, clubs, conventions?”.. face it, Miami Beach is the most happening place for all that, and they’re trying to change that! “You’re clearly exaggerating the affect that casino gambling would have in Miami”.. I don’t exaggerate son, I have been taking note of Miami for over fifty years. This town can do better, much better, and if you think that the bs you described is all this town will ever need, then you’re ludicrous. And if the people in Miami keep listening to the likes of you, then this town will always be lagging instead of taking the lead. Casinos in Miami will be built mainly for tourist and everyone knows that. You can always keep doing the mundane stuff you’re doing if you don’t want to go to one.. but don’t tell a grown man like me what I can and can’t do!

Anonymous
5 days ago

No you just implied it.

Anonymous
5 days ago

^ Stop blaming me because you’re confused about what the comment is saying, blame yourself for not paying attention in your English classes when you were in school.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Sigh… nope, I don’t see it.. no way will this city ever attract tech companies.. not with the amount of dummies that live in this place who can’t read and comprehend a simple paragraph.

Anonymous
7 days ago

art basel the greatest art festival in the world is dinky shit? the only industry in las vegas is the casino industry. vegas is definitely kicking miami’s ass when it comes to homeless encampments.

Anonymous
7 days ago

^ I’m going talk real. Miami is nothing but a big joke to hispanics who flee their country and illegaly come to this country to take advantage of free handouts.

Anonymous
3 days ago

NEWSFLASH: Art Basel moves from Miami because of a new casino.
When reporters questioned the Art Basel spokesman about the fact that Basel Switzerland has casinos, the spokesman replied, “Oh…I didn’t know that. I’m dumb. Nevermind. Art Basel will stay in Miami”.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Excellent Miami-Dade commissioners.. Miami’s zoning dept has always seemed too timid to make changes and approve high density zoning and development all throughout the city where it makes sense.

Anonymous
8 days ago

City of Miami commissioners are terrified of the Morningside redevelopment mob.

Anonymous
7 days ago

You’re right.. that’s why I’m glad the MiamiDade commissioners are stepping in.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Morningside is miles away. This area is what should be the transition between high-rise and low-rise, encouraging infill and redevelopment here so we don’t look like Houston.

Anonymous
7 days ago

“Like Houston”

Please, Houston will run circles around this this town.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Please, Houston is miserable. Spent a weekend their pre-pandemic… I couldn’t leave fast enough. Now, Austin on the other hand…..

Anonymous
7 days ago

^ I guess you think Miami is some sort of Shangri-la. Face it, people from other places around the world give South Miami Beach (south beach) all the props. People from around the world refer to Miami as a “turd world hell hole.” Now, Orlando on the other hand….

Anonymous
5 days ago

Orlando? You’ve got to be kidding. I just got back from there. A wanna be city, with typical Florida architecture. It could never compete with Miami, especially in density.

Anonymous
5 days ago

^ And Orlando is so bad that they’re laying tracks right now for Brightline to go there from Miami.

Anonymous
3 days ago

The site is already zoned for high density TOD… this seems like a power grab for the county and away from the City.
It’s that the take away? Or is this a move by Genting to further their interests?

Anonymous
7 days ago

That’s great and all, but let’s work on sending the metromover up to Midtown and Wynwood.

Anonymous
7 days ago

It’s call TOD, in order to make it work without more Melo towers with ugly parking pedestals.

Anonymous
7 days ago

^ Another hired hit-man by competitors of Melo.

Anonymous
6 days ago

The block around the Omni is a horrible eyesore. Edgewater needs much a lot more services to go along with all the density. It needs more retail, restaurants, services etc.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Great, lots of density through the county’s TOD zoning backdoor, but still no casino, which is what they really need to turn a profit within the next 20 years.

Anonymous
7 days ago

These mofo’s on here are using up serious energy fussing about why something ONLY happened now instead of years ago. Maybe it is most compelling now and it wouldn’t have yielded any skycrapers in the area before now when the demand is there. Or maybe not. But seriously? You mofos have energy for this?

Anonymous
7 days ago

Yeah man.. now get back to your crackpipe, it misses you.

Anonymous
4 minutes ago

Why does the county have a right to determine a city’s zoning? What about “home rule?”