MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Concerned Little Haiti residents, home and business owners and community leaders came out in force to protest changes that could transform a big chunk of their neighborhood.

They were protesting the Magic City Innovation District, which they say aims to displace them as a community.

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The Magic City Innovation District plans residential units, hotels, office space, retail stores.

Haitian community leaders say the Magic City development will cost displaced people of Little Haiti $68 million.

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The Miami City Commission is scheduled to meet and vote on June 27th on the controversial project.

Marlene Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement released the following statement:

“We are against a plan that undermines the future of the community for its lack of guarantees, clarity, and that it does not protect the residents of Little Haiti.”

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“We are opposed to this project and we ask the City of Miami Commission to respect its own rules stipulated in Miami 21 to reject displacement, gentrification, and over-development in Little Haiti. It is unlawful and against the interests of the people to put zoning up for sale!”