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New Plans For Miami Herald Building

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The Miami Herald building owned by newspaper publisher McClatchy Company and the surrounding 14 acres were sold to Genting Malaysia Berhad. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Miami Herald building owned by newspaper publisher McClatchy Company and the surrounding 14 acres were sold to Genting Malaysia Berhad. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) —  There are new plans in place for the bay-front site where the Miami Herald building now stands.

The company that purchased The Herald building has put its proposal for the world’s largest casino on the back burner.

Resorts World Miami spokesman Tadd Schwartz said phase one of the bay-front project will instead focus on a luxury hotel and two condominiums.

The original project had plans for the entire 14-acres and a massive casino. The initial five-acre plan includes underground parking and a few stories of restaurants, shops and meeting rooms that will have an open-air vibe that Schwartz says is pedestrian friendly. Between 200 and 500 rooms will be available from a hotel of at least four-star caliber.

The plans are more modest than the $3.8 billion project Malaysia-based Genting Group announced in 2011 after buying the property for $236 million.

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