OUR STORY

Magic City Innovation District is revitalizing the Little Haiti and Little River neighborhoods to create a world-class destination.

We will provide Miami a walkable, campus-like neighborhood where individuals from diverse backgrounds can enjoy a quality life and help write the next chapter of history on how we live, work, play and learn together. Magic City will serve as a new model for future innovation districts and real estate development worldwide.

Over the last four years, we have helped Little Haiti and Little River become more desirable and recognizable neighborhoods in Miami attracting artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and makers to our community.

We will continue to attract a community of leading innovators who will disrupt and change the world through advancing technologies that span verticals from art to architecture, new-tech to clean-tech, fashion to food, media to film production, and software to sustainability.

OUR TEAM

Dragon Global is a Miami-based private investments, co-founded by Bob Zangrillo who acts as its Chairman and CEO. Co-founded by Bob Zangrillo, who acts as its Chairman and CEO. Dragon Global’s current and predecessor funds have managed investments in excess of $1 billion in companies that now have over $500 billion of market value. Dragon Global’s current and former technology investments include, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Fair, InterWorld, Jet.com, OnPoint, Twitter and Uber. Mr. Zangrillo is a co-founder of Magic City and is a strategic real estate investor who partners with local developers to help invest in and shape communities. Dragon Global focuses on developing live, work, play and learn innovation districts focused on technology, sustainability, health and wellness and art and entertainment.

Visit our site: www.Dragonglobal.com

Plaza Equity Partners, is a Miami-based real estate development and investment firm led by Neil Fairman, Anthony Burns and George Helmstetter. Previous successes include Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, The Palms in Fort Lauderdale, Ocean Palms in Hollywood Beach, Paramount Bay in Miami’s Edgewater District, and Ocean House in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth Neighborhood.

Visit our site: www.plazaequity.com

Metro 1 is a forward-thinking real estate brokerage, management and development firm founded by Tony Cho. The company has completed over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions since 2005 and has been recognized every year since 2011 as one of the top 25 commercial real estate firms by South Florida Business Journal. Mr. Cho is a co-founder of Magic City and has dedicated his career to building neighborhoods and fostering innovation in the urban core of South Florida. He has been active in the Little Haiti community since 2001 and was one of the early pioneers and original property investors in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, where he played an integral role in transforming the area into a thriving center for the arts and culture.

Visit our site: www.metro1.com

Lune Rouge is a Montreal based enterprise founded by Guy Laliberte (Cirque du Soleil). The company focuses on projects mainly related to the technology, arts, entertainment and real estate sectors as well as initiatives with a positive social and environmental impact.  Lune Rouge promotes innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and will have a central role in the curation and creative direction of Magic City’s arts and entertainment district.

Visit our site: www.lunerouge.com/en/

OUR VISION

Magic City Innovation District will become a leading model for the future of modern urban revitalization by providing an access point for an underserved neighborhood to enter the global economy through the creative, innovation and tech sectors.

We will establish a series of mixed use commercial, residential and entertainment complexes that apply advanced models of social and environmental design, with a spotlight on local businesses and community networks. Magic City will become a hub for hands-on learning opportunities with leaders in the fields of technology, sustainability, and business innovation, thus creating a vibrant neighborhood brought to life by art, sculpture, and experiential design.

Magic City Innovation District will be a mixed-use master plan designed as a walkable campus that will consist of retail, office, residential, hotel, entertainment, park and other public spaces. Some additional benefits will include:

FOUR PILLARS

TECHNOLOGY
We will develop a community that houses an entire start-up ecosystem, supporting entrepreneurs with incubators, accelerators, venture capital financing and mentoring programs. Within Magic City, a new community of leading innovators will emerge, advancing technologies in all industries and putting Miami at the forefront of global technology and innovation. X
SUSTAINABILITY
We will utilize cutting edge technology, forward thinking urban planning and consciousness design in the construction of Magic City in order to minimize environmental impact, ensure resiliency, maximize efficiencies to reduce long term operating costs and to promote a healthy environment for people to live, work, learn and play. X
HEALTH & WELLNESS
We will promote well-being and longevity for all, by providing a neighborhood that will lead society in health and wellness by housing the latest fitness clubs, yoga centers, nutritious food outlets, spas, and medical facilities. X
ART & ENTERTAINMENT
We will create a world-class, destination for immersive art experiences that showcase groundbreaking entertainment, music, performances, sculptures and art from all over the globe. X

BUILDINGS

Located just north of Wynwood and the Design District, Magic City Innovation District encompasses 17 acres and includes over 200,000 square feet of rentable space within 20 unique buildings, warehouses and mixed-use spaces. Through sustainable, adaptive reuse techniques, we are transforming existing factories, warehouses and historic buildings into unique spaces for offices, galleries, ateliers, cafes, restaurants, retailers and pop-up shops.

The combination of the neighborhood’s desirable location and affordable rental rates are attracting businesses that specialize in industry-leading art, architecture, new-tech, clean-tech, fashion, food, film, health & wellness, media, production, and software development. Available spaces range from 1,800 sq. ft. to 32,150 sq. ft.

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ECONOMIC IMPACT

We are committed to providing the right infrastructure to curate a community of businesses, makers and educators, who will develop a powerful, self-sustaining economic engine. The potential economic impact is limitless, but in an effort to quantify some of the benefits from our growing community, we completed an economic impact study from a leading independent advisor. These are some of the findings: