MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A plan which would preserve and build at the site of a major prehistoric Native American village in Miami’s downtown area will like get approval by the city’s commission on Thursday.
Developers, archaeologists and city officials reached an agreement last week that would preserve two sections of limestone that once held Tequesta Indian structures.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
The two circle formations carved into the bedrock would be surrounded in glass and put on display in a building that would also house a movie theater, restaurants and a hotel.
HistoryMiami would also operate an exhibit at the site.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
The village’s discovery set off an intense debate between archaeologists and developers.
City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said the new plan was modeled off historic preservation sites in London and Barcelona.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
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