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City Wants Public Weigh-In On Convention Center Redevelopment

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One of the two possible redevelopment plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center (Source: CBS4)

One of the two possible redevelopment plans for the Miami Beach Convention Center (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Have an opinion as to what the new Miami Beach Convention center should look like? The city is granting the public a chance to view the proposed plans and models, as well as an opportunity to voice opinions.

On Tuesday two competing development teams, the South Beach ACE/Tishman Group and the Portman Group, showcased renderings and models for the massive 52-acre development of the Miami Beach Convention Center District.

Now the city wants public weigh-in and is holding the following meetings to do so:

May 20 – June 21
(except Memorial Day weekend: Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27)
Miami Beach City Hall,
First Floor Conference Room, 1700 Convention Center Drive
Monday – Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Public meetings:
Wednesday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.
Finance & Citywide Projects Committee
1755 Meridian Avenue, third floor, training room

Tuesday, May 28, 11:00 a.m.
Special Planning Board
Commission Chambers, third floor,
City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive

For those interested in attending, the city is offering one-hour free parking at the convention center parking lot.

For more information about the redevelopment of the Convention Center as well as the meetings, visit http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/news/scroll.aspx?id=58484.

To read more about Tuesday’s meeting and see a closer look at the competing teams’ plans for the center, click here.

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