Omni District

Site Cleared For Miami Marriott Courtyard

Miami Marriott Courtyard Site

Miami Marriott Courtyard Site

Initially announced in July 2017, the site for a 42 story Miami Marriott Courtyard in the Omni District has been demolished and cleared.

The 11,700 square foot lot was purchased for $8 million in February 2016.

The Miami Marriott Courtyards was designed by Shulman + Associates and will rise 580 feet with 270 hotel rooms and no parking. The hotel will also have a rooftop bar.

The site at 511 NE 15th Street is located next to the old Miami Herald Building and next to the upcoming Genting Hotel over the Omni Bus Terminal.

Plans For Genting Hotel At Omni Station Advances

Omni Bus Terminal & Metromover Station

Omni Bus Terminal & Metromover Station

City Commissioners approved the closing of the street NE 14th Terrace to make way for a new bus terminal and 300 room hotel. In the meantime, a temporary bus terminal will be built by Resorts World Miami just East of the current site that will take will take 6 months.

Genting purchased 14 acres of land, which included the old Miami Herald Building, for $236 million in May 2011 with plans to build a casino, hotel and condos.

Square Station Construction Progress Photos

Square Station

Square Station

Both towers at Square Station are close to topping out with the South Tower at the 30th floor and the North Tower at the 28th floor. With 710 rental units, Square Station will top out at 34 stories.

The parking garage has been going vertical between the two buildings since we last looked in April. 

Construction on Square Station began in October 2016.

Previous construction photos of Square Station can be viewed here.

Omni CRA To Purchase Citizens Bank Building

Citizens Bank Building 

Citizens Bank Building 

The Omni Community Redevelopment Agency has agreed to purchase the Citizens Bank Building in the Arts & Entertainment District located at 1367 North Miami Ave, according to The Next Miami. 

The purchase price for the building is $4.5 million and is being sold by Big Time Equipment Inc, who bought the property for only $215,000 in 1998.

The 14,820 square foot building was built in 1925 by architect H. George Fink in a neoclassical façade with corinthian columns and used as a Citizens Bank. The building received historic designation in 1988.

In recent years, the building has sat empty, but the area was used in the Summer of 2011 as a set based on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles for the movie "Rock of Ages", starring Tom Cruise. 

Genting's Hotel Over Omni Station Approved

Genting Hotel Rendering

A month ago, Genting proposed a 300 room hotel over the Omni Station bus terminal and those plans have been approved with a deal by Miami-Dade Commissioners. 

The 90 year lease includes renovating the bus terminal for $16 million and paying Miami-Dade County $10 million before it can begin work on the 36 story hotel. 

Genting has been lobbying for a casino on the site for years after purchasing 14 acres of land, including the old Miami Herald Building site, for $236 million.

Genting Proposes Hotel Over Bus Terminal

Omni Hotel Rendering

Omni Hotel Rendering

Genting has proposed building a 300 room hotel over the Omni Station bus terminal, according to The Miami Herald. 

County Commissioners approved the proposal giving Genting a 90 year lease for the public land. Part of the approval meant Genting will renovate the existing Metromover station on NE 15th Street. If the project gets built, then NE 14th Terrace would be permanently closed and the hotel would be built over a rebuilt bus terminal.

Genting Group purchased the surrounding 14 acre site for $236 million in 2011, which included the old Miami Herald building with plans to build a casino that never materialized. 

Omni Property Approved For T6-12 Zoning

1900 Northeast Miami Court

A 43,161 square foot lot has been approved by Miami's Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board on March 15th to allow a T6-12 zoning from T6-8. 

The property is located at 1900 Northeast Miami Court and currently there is a three story Charter School, which was built in 1923. A new Charter School was built across the street. The property was purchased in May 2016 for $6.6 million by Developers Damian Narvaez and Alex Karakhanian. 

The new approval allows for a 12 story building at 444,226 square feet and 358 units.