Resorts World Miami Applies For Monorail Plat

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.

 

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Marc
1 month ago

So let me get this straight, if I land at Gate D50-60 at MIA, I am taking:

– Train within Terminal D
– MIA-Mover out of Terminal D to Intramodal Center
– MetroRail to Government Center
– Metromover to OMNI
– This Monorail to Miami Beach

That’s FIVE different “trains” just to get from your gate to Miami Beach!

Anonymous
1 month ago

It sounds like a lot of fun!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t forget the bus, trolley or Uber once you’re on the beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

And then when you get to Miami Beach you still need to catch a Uber. What a mess!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wasn’t John Candy in that film?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Instead of being pestered by a shower ring salesman, you get to experience hearing every announcement in Spanish, JWs prosthelytizing on platforms and crazed homeless people on the Metromover.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Seriously, who’s time is that unvaluable, that they will choose to do this instead of paying the $20 Uber to get straight to their hotel?

Anonymous
1 month ago

No every person riding this is going to be coming from the airport. Def not ideal to have this many connections but lets not kid ourselves. If youre flying into MIA to go to Miami Beach you arent taking a train. This will more likely benefit the people in city center to get out to the beach

Paul
1 month ago

Train nerds rejoice!

Lol but really this is absurd. To get from Hong Kong’s airport to Central or TST is one train and it’s an express train with very few stops.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Simple! Don’t come you CFM!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can always move to NY

Anonymous
1 month ago

You are.
I’ll will take an Uber door to door for 23 bucks, and the driver help with the luggage.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So you don’t want a public transportation connection from Downtown to Miami Beach, right?

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

I haven’t tried it yet, but there is now a ferry available from downtown to south beach.

Jetsons
1 month ago

And there will be electric Uber air taxis soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh come on it needs to at least connect to a metromover station. What a waste.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will, via the one at Omni. They’re only showing what they will do at the existing station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The rendering does seem to show this. Not sure.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This terminal should have been located closer to MiamiCentral station. Imagine traveling from the airport to Miami Beach, or traveling in from Metrorail to Miami Beach. You will have a whole extra transfer. How stupid.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I get that they need a station at Genting since they’re helping pay for the line but that shouldn’t be the terminus. It should really terminate at the east west platform in Government Center. And I mean ideally be metrorail but we’re way past that sadly…

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a short walk. The fat asses need to start walking!

Anonymous
1 month ago

$60 Million over 30 years is $1.8 Billion. For a monorail with only 2 stops. Let that sink in.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should run it up the beach to a terminus behind the Convention Center. http://bit.ly/rrcFP6

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Port tunnel was over a billion dollars. This will get more use by more people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The port tunnel was built to unclog downtown of tracker trailers

Anonymous
1 month ago

The port tunnel was not solely created for port travelers it’s main use is to get port freight traffic out of Downtown.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fwiw its gonna have more than 2 stops. Ones gonna be on Watson Island and theres gonna be more than one in South Beach pretty sure

anonymous
1 month ago

…and for technology that is over 40 years old at a high maintence cost which the tax payers of Miami dade will have to cover. All this because Miami Dade County Commissioners and the TPO wouldn’t look at newer technologies such as MagLev because it comes from China. Note that Urban Maglev technologies are now being developed at under $50M per linear mile. If you could imagine that mixed with Elon Musks Boring company to create tunnels at $50M per linear mile, that is roughly more than 1/2 cheaper than the proposed monorail that will cost over $220M per linear mile and when paid back at $60M for 30 years at a whopping 1.8 BILLION Dollars. Thats a very poor deal for Miami Dade County and even worse for the tax payers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maglev doesn’t come from China. They just do it cheap and nasty, infringing upon American, Japanese, and German patents in the process.

KC Jones
1 month ago

Not exactly right… most magnet alloys that are used for magnetic levitation come from China and China has a stranglehold on the industry to which the government projected the development more than 25 years ago. Maglev technologies were invented in Germany with Siemens more than 50 years ago and then further patents were developed by GE, who allowed the Chinese to dissect, emulate and perfect without retribution. While maglev is developed in Japan and South Korea, many more maglev projects are being developed by China for China and other locations (Russia, Asia, Africa). Furthmore, China is the only country to have developed urban maglev mobility solutions. The US is so far behind that maglev technology has not even been approved by the US department of transportation as an acceptable mode for transit solutions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Transrapid, a joint venture between Thysenkrupp and Seimens, developed and marketed the first commercial implementation of a Maglev system in Shanghai.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“No mention is made of a Metromover connection at the new station” If its not connected to it, its worthless

William
1 month ago

This is even worse than I was expecting. Total disaster that must be blocked.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This should’ve been a Metrorail line extending from Government Center. Absolutely no logic in creating another mode of transit when it needs to be one cohesive system.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pub Transportation here is Trash

Anonymous
1 month ago

The shortsightedness of Miami is astounding. This should have 100% been a metro rail line connecting to the existing system to allow tourists from the airport, people working in the hotels and restaurants, and downtown and Brickell to be directly connected to the beach. The metro could have stopped on 5th and then the beach could have developed a light rail system connecting north, mid, and south beach or in the meantime enhance their trolley system. The metro line could easily have had a stop at Watson island, connect to the metromover at museum station, run parallel to the 395 and and connect to the metro at the Overtown station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your beef is with the scumbag politicians, lobbyists and special interest groups at the time of the origins of the Metro FAIL. It’s completely unconscionable that the original Metro didn’t go to the airport and Miami Beach !

Anonymous
1 month ago

100%!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The original metrorail line is fine, it just never got built out more. Although yeah an east west line probably would’ve made more sense as the first line, but US 1 has high population density

Anonymous
1 month ago

It was also an existing R-O-W (former FEC Railroad line).

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s with this idea that Metrorail was designed to fail, just because President Reagan made some analogy about limousines? The real beef should be where all the money went and accountability from the penny tax.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Far too sensible…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mostly useless, and a very expensive tourist prop. I bet the buses and cars will continue to ferry most workers and sensible people in and out of the beach after this thing is finished. If it were to have any value it should connect a metrorail station (ideally government center) to the convention center/lincoln roar area. No one rides transit if it takes too long to go from the place you are to the place you want to go.

I wonder how much in commissions and gifts Miami politicians are making on this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree, but it’s still better than utilizing low-capacity and speed Metromover that so many people here foam about extending beyond what it was built to serve.

Anonymous
1 month ago

ResortsWorld doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of… Their books are science fiction – would love to see if this even gets off the ground.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“ResortsWorld doesn’t have a pot to piss in”
Yeah…they are so poor, that they may have to borrow against the $220M ten acre land parcel that they bought all cash over a decade ago. Or was it the Hilton/Omni Hotel properties that that bought all cash.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This monorail will end up just like the simpsons.

Anonymous
1 month ago

when’s the next solar eclipse?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Last time I checked, there’s demand for a proper transit route between two major population centers separated by a giant body of water.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The “proper transportation route” exists. In fact, there are several. I took the McArthur Causeway transportation route for dinner Saturday night. It was seamless, simple, and unsubsidized.

My date was very appreciative of the cleanliness, the comfort of the leather seats, music selection, and the air conditioning was comfortable and nice.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And you didn’t need to burn fossil fuels and pollute the environment in the process? I’m sure there was no traffic delays on a Saturday night across the MacArthur in either direction. How lucky for you!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Unsubsidized? Meaning you personally paid for the causeway to be built?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Try a Google search on federal gas taxes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

…which is a subsidy?

Altoids
1 month ago

They said in an interview a few days ago that they are focusing on their other properties around the Miami area, and their focus wasn’t on the herald property as of right now. But with this news, I’m thinking they’re slowly planning something.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You have a link? Curious about their other properties and developments.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And then when you get to Miami Beach you do what? Or take an ancient form of transportation like a bus?

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should be paying Miami to do this LMAO how can they capitalize on the biggest public corridor in Miami and Miami has to pay 2 billion??? Miami should get 2 billion and then let them build their mono rail then use that money to build the free public rail to the beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

wait, $60 million over 30 years is 1.8 billion…..how generous of them to front the 770 million! Love living in a banana republic

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love it!

calivalle
1 month ago

Get it done… Should run all the way up Collins ave to naked beach…

Anonymous
1 month ago

How many breaks do y’all need, TNM?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ooooooof

Anonymous
1 month ago

Come-on ! You have to have to metro mover connected to it !

Anonymous
1 month ago

That station looks like it was built in Caraccas in the early 1980s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

CARACAS!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes and like a Caracas train station it should have vendors that sell pinchos and arepas

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean just like a caracas train station it should have gang activity and prostitutes

Anonymous
1 month ago

Caracas was a much more civilized place 40 years ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Enough with the nonsense, and forget the naysayers cry babies silly anti-casino people.
Build that original multi billion dollar high end destination resort casino that was planned, and make them pay for a connection to a metro rail etc. Further, tax some of the casino gambling and put it into our downtown infrastructure.

POLO
1 month ago

Slow but steady, Resorts World is moving foward with their eventual plans for a mega Vegas style casino. The monorail will feed thousands of tourists to their resort. However, I’m not worry; They are a class act!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Absolutely Polo!!
I was at Resorts World in Singapore. Amazing.
I am going to go check Resorts World out in Vegas next time I am there. It is the newest and biggest resort on the Vegas strip.

Anonymous
1 month ago

ive been to resorts world in both singapore and malaysia…both are beautiful.family friendly resorts that i really enjoyed…it would be a great addition to miami to have them here

Anonymous
1 month ago

The people of Miami missed an opportunity to have a DESTINATION RESORT with a little gaming area in the back.
The Carnival Cruise money, Miami World Convention Center money, and even Orlando/Disney money fighting the Destination Resort Bill was overwhelming.

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

I have a feeling you’re right. Monorail to bring tourist from the beach to the resort casino. The marketing for the casino would be crazy strong! It may even have a positive impact on Miami Beach by bringing in people with deep pockets, hence big price increases in hotels on the beach, filtering out some of the trashy tourist. It’s a stretch, but you never know.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s clearly reverse from beach to omni but it’s also a scam to pay 2 billion for them to build a monorail, literally insane

Jetsons
1 month ago

… and Brightline bringing the Palm Beach crowd to the resort.

Anonymous
1 month ago

– Build those casinos!
– Extend the Metromover to the whole Miami and to (and within) Miami Beach.
– Build more offices.
– Build more entertainment and cultural venues

This is my wishlist for Miami.