|Neighborhood of Miami|
The Buckminster Fuller Fly's Eye Dome in Palm Court
|Nickname(s): Buena Vista (historic name)|
Design District neighborhood within the City of Miami
|City||City of Miami|
|o City of Miami Commissioner||Richard Dunn|
|o Miami-Dade Commissioner||Audrey Edmonson|
|o House of Representatives||Daphne Campbell (D) and Cynthia A. Stafford (D)|
|o State Senate||Larcenia Bullard (D), and Oscar Braynon (D)|
|o U.S. House||Frederica Wilson (D)|
|o Density||9,385/sq mi (3,624/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-05)|
|ZIP Code||33127, 33137|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
|Website||Miami Design District|
The Miami Design District is a creative neighborhood and shopping district dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art, architecture and home to a wide range of dining, entertainment, public art installations and shopping.  Historically a part of Buena Vista neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States, the 18-square block Design District is roughly bound by North 36 St (US 27) to the south, North 43rd Street to the north, West First Avenue to the west and Biscayne Boulevard to the east. After decades of falling urban decay, the Design District has risen to fame as a destination for the arts, design, and fashion. It is home to over 70 art galleries; more than 70 luxury boutiques with an additional 60 set to open in 2017,  12 restaurants and bars;  showrooms; creative service companies; architecture firms; antiques dealers; private collecting museums including the Craig Robins Collection;  and the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space,  and in 2017, the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA).
Once made up primarily of old low-rise warehouses converted into retail spaces, art galleries, restaurants and cafés, the Design District gained international attention as a creative neighborhood  when it served as the birthplace of the Design Miami  and played a major role in the development and expansion of Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week. The arrival of international luxury retailers brought a wide range of top architects who added iconic flagship retail buildings  for brands such as Hermes  and Christian Louboutin.  The extension of Paseo Ponti north to 41st Street in 2017 and shaded pedestrian pathways, outdoor seating and community spaces such as Paradise Plaza have made the Design District a family-friendly home  for a regular rotation of music, wellness and cultural events  as well as a weekly farmers' market.  Public art and design installations in the District include works by John Baldessari, The Buckminster Fuller Institute, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Xavier Veilhan. 
For much of Miami's history, the area today known as the Design District was called as Buena Vista. Signs referencing this heritage Buena Vista can still be seen throughout the area several public institutions including the Buena Vista Post Office Building and Buena Vista School still carry the name.
By the 1980s and early-1990s, the Design District had fallen to urban decay,and it wasn't until the late 1990s, and early 2000s, that art and design stores began opening in the area. This influx of design-related businesses led to the neighborhood being referred to colloquially and later formally, as the Design District. Throughout the 2000s, the Design District continued to grow in popularity, and with heavy public and private investment in the neighborhood, the streets and sidewalks were updated, trees were planted, and public plazas and pedestrian thoroughfares emerged.
Miami Beach real estate developer, art collector and philanthropist Craig Robins is generally credited with redeveloping the Design District. Robins purchased many of the dilapidated buildings within the 18-square-block area and recruited top designers, such as Alison Spear, Holly Hunt and Peter Page to relocate.
The District is home to many flagship luxury stores including Hermès, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Celine and more. Currently, there are over 70 stores open in the District, with another 60 set to open by mid-2017.
In 2009, the first luxury retailer opened in the Design District, Christian Louboutin, marking a new era for the Design District. Later that year, Yohji Yamamoto opened in the Design District. In 2011, Louis Vuitton announced plans to open a Louis Vuitton store in the neighborhood by 2014 after announcing its closure of its Bal Harbour Shops store (the first Louis Vuitton store to open outside of New York City), along with opening other brands from the LVMH company in the Design District, including stores such as Sephora, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, and Fendi.
In October 2011, Hermes, Cartier and Dior announced plans to move their stores from Bal Harbour Shops to the Design District in late 2011 and 2012. Design Within Reach opened an 11,000-square foot design store in the district on Feb 1st, 2013. 
By the end of 2017, Dacra will have 120 stores open on its own property, and other property owners will have another 40. Stores to open include, Be Miami, Aesop, Citco, Creed, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Faubourg Galerie & Café, Isabel Marant, Joseph, Loro Piana, Rag & Bone, Tod's, Tory Burch, Van Cleef & Arpels, Saint Laurent, Sevan Biçakçi and Zilli.
The Design District offers a variety of dining options, including James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Michael Schwartz's Michael's Genuine and Estefan Kitchen, a fine-dining Cuban eatery owned by Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan. Future 2016 offerings will include ABC Kitchen from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and four restaurants from decorated Michelin Guidestar chef Joël Robuchon. All four restaurants, L'Atelier, Le Bar, La Boutique and La Terrace will open in what will be called Paradise Plaza, on the north end of the Design District, part of the area's Phase Three build out.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), promotes the work of contemporary artists, and the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through exhibitions, programs, and collections, ICA showcases the work of established and emerging artists, and aims to advance the public appreciation and understanding of innovative and experimental art.
Female street artists Bambi traveled to Miami to share her distinctive art on a wall of the empty lot of the Miami Design District that will be transformed into "The Art Garden" by Israeli-French artist Idan Zareski in collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art, during Art Basel Week.
As of 2000, the population of the Miami Design District had 1,116 people. The zip codes for the Miami Design District include 33127 and 33137. The area covers 0.249 square miles (0.64 km2). As of 2000 , there were 522 males and 594 females. The median age for males were 26.2 years old, while the median age for females were 25.4 years old. The average household size had 3.1 people, while the average family size had 3.6 members. The percentage of married-couple families (among all households) was 32.9%, while the percentage of married-couple families with children (among all households) was 17.5%, and the percentage of single-mother households (among all households) was 20.7%. 5.8% of population in other group homes. The percentage of never-married males 15 years old and over was 19.2%, while the percentage of never-married females 15 years old and over was 19.5%.
As of 2000, the percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all made up 20.2% of the population. The percentage of residents born in Florida was 41.6%, the percentage of people born in another U.S. state was 12.1%, and the percentage of native residents but born outside the U.S. was 7.3%, while the percentage of foreign born residents was 39.0%.
The Design District has established designated drop-off and pick-up locations for rideshare services throughout the neighborhood including:
The Design District currently provides more than 850 parking spaces in two garages featuring original architecture and large-scale art installations. More than 1,000 additional spaces in two new garages are planned in upcoming phases of construction.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates area public schools:
The Miami Design District is home to Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), a Miami Dade County public magnet school with an art and design curriculum complemented by rigorous academics. In the 2017 rankings, DASH was ranked 22 in the national rankings #2 in Florida and #7 on the magnet school list.