|via Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates|
|A rendering of the Marriott Marquis Miami World Center.|
Update: The project has passed the city commission with a unanimous vote. Now, developers will turn to the local CRA to negotiate tax breaks for the convention center space.
Life as a City of Miami commissioner must be confusing these days. After years of post-property-bust austerity and solemn promises to heed the dangers of overdevelopment, 2014 has suddenly found local leaders tossed back into a full-fledged downtown megaproject fiesta. Hard hats for everyone!
Just one week after greenlighting the massive Miami Worldcenter development, city commissioners have the chance today to approve key zoning exemptions for its neighboring superproject -- a $600 million deal to build a 350,000-square-foot convention center topped by a four-tier, 1,800-room hotel.
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