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
4 months ago

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

Antennae
4 months ago

Horrible design.

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

Impossible to rework without still looking like crap.

Non sesual with it
4 months ago

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

Someone With a Brain
4 months ago

What an ignorant comment.

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

anonymous
4 months ago

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

anonymous
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

m m
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Damn
4 months ago

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

Azarius
4 months ago

I could see something like BCC here

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

It was literally a mall that failed lol

Cccwbys
4 months 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
4 months ago

“We let?”

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

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

bring back the carousel

anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

About time the did something with that…

Name
4 months ago

Should be numerous filming studios

Ugh
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

Why not?

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Downtowner
4 months ago

Yes!