The term “MiMo” is short for Miami Modernism and was coined to refer to Miami Modernist Architecture. This style of design was originated in Miami and most popularly used between 1950 and 1960. Pioneered by famed local architects such as Morris Lapidus and Norman Giller, it was Miami’s response to the various modernist and post world war architectural movements happening around the world. Although it can be found throughout Miami’s most sought after design and cultural enclaves such as the Design District, Midtown, Edgewater, and Miami Beach, the stretch of Biscayne Boulevard between 50th Street and 77th Street became officially known as the “MiMo Historic District” in 2006. This stretch of Biscayne has transformed into one of Miami’s most sought after pockets for development, voted the “2014 Neighborhood of the year” by popular real estate blog Curbed
Today, the MiMo Historic District has attracted some of Miami’s most cutting edge and successful restaurateurs, retailers, hoteliers, and developers, along with their game changing projects.