Miami Innovation District Developer Plans Overtown Folklife Village

One of Overtown’s biggest landowners wants to build a cultural center.

Michael Simkins, who is working to develop the Miami Innovation District, told The Real Deal that he is planning to develop the Historic Overtown Folklife Village.

It would include “different restaurants and even a nightlife jazz club,” he said.

The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency is a partner in the project.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Wish the innovation district happened – I was very excited about that project

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is the project that I most want to happen to. Excited about it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Omg same!

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is where Amazon HQ2 needs to be

Anonymous
3 years ago

I pray to Britney this comes true!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Overtown “folk-life” village. Damn, I read that as “Fork-lift” village. de pipi. LOL

Gene
3 years ago

Easy to confuse that – drop the name!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wasn’t Simkins clearing out the area already to get it ready for possible development ?

Gene
3 years ago

Change the name…..please. Just Overtown Center. Folklife sounds demeaning and pandering to the people who already live in this community. What happened to the tech development?

gentrification
3 years ago

overtown is changing

Anonymous
3 years ago

Now that Miami has a new mayor the innovation district may happen. Obviously the biggest issue was the tower with billboards. I for one don’t have a problem with it at all. It’s a pretty damn good trade off, billboard tower for hundreds of jobs with office buildings for a change should of been a no brainer.

No to billboards
2 years ago

LED billboards are just visual pollution of the worst type.

enrigue8
3 years ago

Very beautiful!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Se rompió el banco de espera,gastado de tanto esperar y esperar,para aprobar pasa el tiempo y despues algún tonto apela.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Linked article is from December 14. Slow news day? 🙂

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can we please stop using the word HISTORIC when attempting to validate a building or neighborhood that really isn’t. Some examples:

– Historic Overtown (Folk Life Village)
– Historic Gesu Catholic Church
– Barnacle Historic State Park

Things that are actually ‘historic’ do not require the specification/connotation. For example, we don’t call it the HISTORIC Eiffel Tower, the HISTORIC Sistine Chapel or the HISTORIC Roman Colosseum.

wait
3 years ago

Touché

Anonymous
3 years ago

what a freaking mockery !!!! ‘…even a nightlife jazz club..’ OK.. come on with the thumbs down all of you who can afford $1800 in rent. Bring it !

Anonymous
3 years ago

wut

Anonymous
3 years ago

Que desperdicio de talento ,solo embullo,son sugerencias para archivar o entretener?

No to LED billboards
2 years ago

Tell Simkins to give up on the LED billboard tower. That is a joke, right?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, in the year 2060

Anonymous
3 years ago

I assume the rendering is conceptual, and it’s just as well. Apart from the tower on the far left, this is a nasty clusterfuck.