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

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