Miami Voters Approve Plan To Ledase Land For Condos, Govt. HQ

Miami voters have approved a plan to lease city-owned waterfront land to a private developer.

That developer will build a multi-tower residential complex in exchange for a new municipal government headquarters.

With the early voting, absentee ballots and 75 percent of precincts reporting results Tuesday night, about 64 percent of voters approved the measure. 

The referendum needed a simple majority to pass.

City officials maintain the Miami Riverside Center, the main administration building at 444 SW Second Ave. that was built in 1992, is too small for the city’s growing bureaucracy. 

The city held a competitive bid for offers in 2016 and spent 18 months negotiating a 99-year lease with the winning bidder, developer Adler Group.

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