Omni Innovation District Now Being Advertised At Resorts World Property

Signs have been installed at downtown Miami’s shuttered Omni International Mall touting a project called the Omni Innovation District.

The Omni International Mall was a giant urban mall built in Miami’s urban core, opening in 1977.

According to the website of developer Florida East Coast Realty, the mall had over 1 million square feet of space.

The mall closed in 2000, and was purchased by Resorts World parent company Genting in 2011.

A portion of the property is still operating as the Hilton Miami Downtown, with 528 rooms. Some of the space was also converted into offices.

 

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Anonymous
21 days ago

They need to demolish the whole thing and build something new. The complex is an eyesore.

Antennae
21 days ago

Horrible design.

Anonymous
21 days ago

This needs to be either torn down or completely reworked because right now it’s just bringing down the value of everything around it

Anonymous
21 days ago

Impossible to rework without still looking like crap.

Non sesual with it
21 days ago

Good. At least something is bringing down the values these days

Someone With a Brain
20 days ago

What an ignorant comment.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Lol, that place is a dump and offers no more innovation than the Nikola Tesla BS innovation hub in downtown. Both should be torn down

Anonymous
21 days ago

The post could delve more into the subject, before publishing. There is not even in the text what the “Omni Innovation District” would be. Very superficial, sorry.

Anonymous
21 days ago

The text describes it perfectly, it’s nothing, it doesn’t exist lol Basically some commercial real estate agent who’s desperate to close a lease for his own survival went ahead and made that up and printed it onto some cheap signs lol

Anonymous
21 days ago

The Miami Open tennis, Formula 1, Art Basel, Boat Show, seasonal events that move the city, employment, income and taxes. Why not a casino, a permanent Cirque du Soleil, big Broadway plays? I’m sure they would fill up.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Nope.. some people equate Casinos with crime… even though there’s plenty of crime already in Miami.

anonymous
20 days ago

I’m in Vegas…I hope Miami NEVER gets full in-city casinos. I’m sure the Seminoles feel the same.

anonymous
21 days ago

This needs to come down, period. Start something new. The building is horrible and the design clunky with no value to the city.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Please.. I would rather see some kind of renovation. Tear it down and watch how long that lot sits empty like where the Herald building once was.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Knock it down. Build a Market + Outdoor mall combo like The Grove in LA.

m m
21 days ago

Honestly, I don’t think anything is happening here for a while…

Anonymous
21 days ago

That place is trash and there’s always a bunch of hood folks hanging around it, the checkers, and the BK. It’s like a Bermuda Triangle of beggars and potential looters

Anonymous
20 days ago

Well, which one do the “hood folks” actually hang around.. this building or the “Checkers and Burger King?”

Damn
21 days ago

Out with the 70s and into the 2020s boy drop that sh!t

Azarius
21 days ago

I could see something like BCC here

Anonymous
21 days ago

Why?.. there’s already MWC finishing up right now.

Anonymous
20 days ago

It was literally a mall that failed lol

Cccwbys
21 days ago

This entire complex, including the waterfront, could have been a soccer stadium and RW hotel split deal a long time ago. We let a developer knock down a historic landmark for a gamble on casino legality. No pun intended.

Anonymous
21 days ago

“We let?”

Look, if the Orange Bowl was torn down, what do you expect to safeguard?

Anonymous
21 days ago

The Miami Herald headquarters was no historic landmark. Countless prewar hotels along Biscayne Boulevard demolished over thirty years ago, some sites still parking lots were. The Ursine house on the Unity church property was. 1920s homes and apartment houses in Riverside and Shenandoah being destroyed, or “renovated” into cold modernist boxes beyond recognition are.

The preservation movement of The Miami Herald building was about stopping development more than it was preserving something. Same with the Treister office building in Coconut Grove.

nobody
20 days ago

bring back the carousel

anonymous
20 days ago

Friday nights at Club Scaramouche. Hard to believe looking at it now that the Onmi was once the biggest tourist attraction south of Disney World.

LA MALA
19 days ago

About time the did something with that…

Ugh
21 days ago

I really don’t want a casino in downtown I hope they never approve it

Anonymous
21 days ago

Why not?

Anonymous
21 days ago

“I really don’t want”

These developers are trying to take this town to it’s truest potential and we see people like this that want it to do anything but resemble their ho-hum lifestyle.

Its a wonder we have a pro basketball and baseball team in this town.

Anonymous
21 days ago

A casino in downtown means Miami has reached its truest potential? Lmao Have you ever seen casinos before? Not exactly the crowd many of us want in our neighborhood.

Anonymous
21 days ago

^
Yes, a few casinos may help alleviate some of the ho-humness in Miami.

What, you think more Dog Parks is all this city needs and that should do it?

Future Florida Billionaire
21 days ago

I really don’t like boring people, I hope you move soon. I heard there ain’t much to do in Idaho , if you want a boring place to live, go there

know when to hold em
21 days ago

snowboarding, skiing, fly fishing, whitewater rafting…. Idaho has tons to do, plus many parts have breathtaking scenery. I bet/gamble/wager you have never stepped foot in Idaho. Then again, you seem to think pulling a slot machine lever makes a person exciting.

Anonymous
21 days ago

^
And there’s the problem folks.. some people think that gambling is the only thing a casino offers.

Keep your chickens in the back yard and walking down the streets.. casinos are too exciting for this town.

Name
21 days ago

Should be numerous filming studios

Anonymous
21 days ago

that building is beautiful, bring back the old mall with a sears store and the movie theaters

Anonymous
21 days ago

TBH, I’d rather see a Richard’s and a food court with Royal Castle and Lum’s.

Downtowner
20 days ago

Yes!