It appears that Resorts World is moving forward with plans to develop a Monorail station on their property that would be connected to Miami Beach.
On Friday, the company submitted platting documents to Miami-Dade county that lays the groundwork for construction permitting to begin.
The application was signed for by Kevin Jones, who is listed as the Chief Strategy and Legal Officer for Resorts World.
The new plat will include a monorail and bus station, the documents state.
No mention is made of a Metromover connection at the new station, although that it was what was envisioned when county commissioners approved a deal last year.
The current Omni station was proposed to be swapped with Resorts World as part of the deal.
Meridiam, the company that led development of the PortMiami tunnel in a public-private partnership, is also leading development of the 3.5-mile monorail project. Resorts World is a partner of the group.
Meridiam is expecting to spend $770 million upfront, to be repaid by the county at $60 million annually over 30 years. Federal and state funding is also a possibility.
Planning, engineering and budgeting is now underway. Once the monorail’s costs are finalized, the plan is expected to return for a final vote by Miami-Dade’s commission.