Transit Oriented Magic City Special Area Plan Approved, Will Include 17 Buildings & Thousands Of Units

The Magic City Innovation District Special Area Plan was approved by Miami’s city commission at a meeting last week.

To obtain approval, developers have agreed to a $31 million aid package towards a trust that would benefit the neighborhood, which was recently renamed “Little Haiti” after the impoverished Caribbean country. Details of those payments still need to be decided on, according to the Herald.

Six city blocks will be redeveloped into a walkable, transit oriented campus with a stop on the Brightline tracks.

A total of 17 buildings are planned, with the tallest reaching 24 stories.

The development is proposed to include:

  • 2,630 residential units
  • 1,987,686 square feet of office
  • 101,669 of expo space
  • 432 hotel rooms
  • 344,538 square feet of retail
  • 6,081 parking spaces in garages

 

 

 


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Urban Realist

“…which was recently renamed “Little Haiti” after the impoverished Caribbean country.” seriously NM — who is writing this crap… it is named Little Haiti due to the rich culture the Haitian-American population has put forth in this area. I wish more neighborhoods were like Little Haiti; people actually care about their neighbors.

Anonymous

Yes. I found it very insulting to Haiti, a beautiful country A lot of Miami is in Pop fresh so should we all write about that you are a be ashamed of yourselves

Anonymous

What? “You are a be ashamed”? Did you mean “you ought to be ashamed”?

Anonymous

Also, there’s a park and elementary school named after Toussaint Louverture, who genocided the Europeans and Creole mulattoes during Haiti’s war of independence, go figure.

Anonymous

Just so you know, many European countries have colonized much of the Caribbean and claimed them to be their own, even to this day killing of their inhabitants. So If They (Europeans) were “genocided”, one begets the other.

Anonymous

Sure, so with that logic, we shouldn’t have Toussaint Louverture memorials as we shouldn’t have Columbus ones, right?

Anonymous

Are the Alternatives Facts Making Haiti Great Again?????

Anonymous

It will be re-named Buena Vista North North. All the Hatians are being displaced.

Anonymous

1-This project will be built in a vacant lot where The Magic City Trailer Park used to be.
2-When was the last time you visited Little Haiti to support local Haitian businesses?

Miami

People just like to complain

Anonymous

We can only hope

Anonymous

That sentence jumped out at me as well. I actually paused and reread it, just to make sure I had read and interpreted it correctly. That statement says a lot more about the limited perspective of the author than it does the country or its people.

Anonymous

It’s literally one of the poorest countries on the planet… Are you THAT sensitive?

Anonymous

Not really when I see all the trash around

Market Urbanist

Haitians are a lovely people, and TNM’s comment adds no value to the article. But Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, and continues to be a disaster long after the Europeans have gone. Let’s not virtue signal.

Anonymous

You sir, are woefully ignorant of any history concerning Haiti.

Anonymous

Your best bet for a transit stop is Tri-Rail… but that’s unlikely for a LONG time

Anonymous

I went to one of the meetings with the developers. They want to build it as part of their project.

Anonymous

What they “want” doesn’t matter, unfortunately. It’s not up to Tri-Rail either… it’s up to FEC and Brightline who, for over 30 years, have been uncooperative with Tri-Rail and other mass transit.

Anonymous

Brightline is holding up Coastal Link. It will never ever, ever happen. Should’ve never given ROW to private entity.

Anonymous

Hardemon family for PRISON !!!!

Anonymous

He is my commissioner, Pushing for getting that project approved is the best thing had ever done, besides being super sexy.

Anonymous

Ohhh la la. Sounds like some hanky-panky to me Work it gurl.

Anonymous

Maybe you should elaborate, but I would bet that if this was little Havana or Doral, you would make no such comment.

Anonymous

There is *nothing* transit orienated about the project when it includes six t h o u s a n d parking spots.

Anonymous

There’s that make believe train stop. They should have forced developers to build it or set aside funds for future construction. In a few years there’s going to be so much back and forth on who will pay for the station that it’ll never get built or be something half assed like most trirail stations.

Anonymous

There probably won’t be a Tri-Rail station… they are at the mercy of the track owners: FEC/Brightline. IF they’re willing to allow a station at Midtown, chances are a 3rd stop will be too burdensome and clog up the line. Not gonna happen, sorry folks.

Anonymous

The Tri-Rail Train to Downtown is a done deal.

Anonymous

The number 62 runs through this project, what use do you want. I’ve walked through cities around the world and there isn’t a train station on very corner.

Anonymous

Most 4th rate cities have better infrastructure and public transportation than Miami does.

Anonymous

Really.. name one?

Anonymous

It is completely transit oriented and even includes a Brightline station for the current residents of Little Haiti.

Anonymous

How nice it would be for them to use that Lemon City station building for their new transit stop on the Coastal Link!

Anonymous

are you still believing Coastal link is happening? Wow you are a sucker aren’t you?

Anonymous

Yessiree! This transit oriented village will have EVERYTHING… everything except a metrorail stop, a metromover stop, a tri-rail stop, a brightline stop, basically anything mass transit related there won’t be a stop for.

But hey, it’s ORIENTED towards transit so… that’s something…. right?!

Anonymous

It’s not going to be easy to sell exclusive condos in a neighborhood named Little Haiti. The developers have got to get some effort into re-naming/re-branding the area.

AndrewN

Or the people buying will appreciate what Little Haiti has to offer and move there because of the make and neighborhood.

Anonymous

You mean like all the gangs, drugs, theft, violence? Soo much to offer!

Anonymous

Too much scrolling on phone. Only one headline at a time due to huge images

Anonymous

Hmm, did WALLPAPER just take over TNM?

Oscar

“impoverished Caribbean country” ¯\_(‘o’)_/¯

Anonymous

Saw that. That was a dis if I ever read one. Really, NextMiami? What point are you trying to make?

AndrewN2

Clearly the author disapproves of the name Little Haiti. Yes, It was recently officially adopted by the city as the name of the neighborhood, but it has been known as Little Haiti for a few decades.

Anonymous

Exactly, I was taken aback by that.

Anonymous

Lemon City is better

Anonymous

It was called Lemon City before Miami was even incorporated.

Anonymous

Yaeh, there are two of them. Cuba and Haiti.

Anonymous

How is that a accurate statement ?

Anonymous

I love Creole food

Anonymous

GREAT!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Yay I’m getting a brightline stop soon. Or rather virgin train stop.

Anonymous

Hopefully Tri-Rail Coastal Link.

suomynona

Tri-Rail Coastal Link will be operated by Virgin.

Anonymous

Ain’t no virgin in this forum

Anonymous

No you’re not

Anonymous

At least the parking will be in garages and not surface lots.

Anonymous

400 hotel rooms with views of the f.e.c tracks and the roofs of the surrounding warehouses…and where is the affordable units they are promising-next to the tracks also like those carlyle group affordable high rises ??? investors who missed the boat on wynwood/midtown…

Anonymous

Little Haiti, why there is so much trash around !

Anonymous

Yeah, reminds me of all the raggedy couches and beds on the side walks and other places in Little Havana that people were throwing out right in front of their houses.

Anonymous

have any of you seen the tiny commercial units these guys are creating on ne 62nd st?? who wants a retail spot of 150 sq.ft????? with no bathroom??

Anonymous

Thank god this is getting developed!

Anonymous

I miss the “old” design 🙁

Anonymous

Over 6000 parking spaces plus access to many other modes of transportation.

All of the above solutions rather than either/or. Winning.

Anonymous

This is terrible.

Anonymous

Hey people it could be transit oriented without a train station, having a robust bus stop and docks for bikes rentals and bike racks is good as well. Most places in South Florida aren’t dense enough for rail.

Anonymous

Atlanta and Charlotte both have rail. Both are among the least densely populated cities in the U.S.