Miami condos come in all shapes and sizes when you explore the city's vast landscape. While the majority of these buildings are either office space, residential or a combination of both, casinos tend be a rare sight in the “Magic City”. This may be changing if the Genting Group has its way with its proposed Resorts World Miami.
The Resorts World Miami condo and casino will potentially rise from the ashes of the seemingly defunct Omni Center after Genting purchased that building's remaining debt and will be located at the site of The Miami Herald. The new Resorts World and Casino will be a massive $3 billion dollar project comprised of two residential towers with more than 950 Miami condos, a quartet of hotels with over 5,000 rooms as well as fifty restaurants, entertainment facilities and bars. One of the most striking features expected would include a huge 3.5 acre lagoon to function as the building's centerpiece.
The Genting Group still faces a few hurdles before work can officially begin on Resorts World Miami, namely receiving clearance from the Florida Legislature for a gambling license. However, the Malaysian corporation says it will proceed with plans to erect the complex even if the gambling aspect is denied in hopes of opening as soon as the fall season of next year. Regardless of what happens, it's definitely one of the loftiest and ambitious projects to emerge in quite some time.