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Four developers are bidding for the right to build a project off a public-private partnership with Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami at 520 Biscayne Boulevard. The 2.6-acre site sits just south of the Freedom Tower, and is currently used as a parking lot for events like Heat games and concerts held across the street at American Airlines Arena.
A stipulation for the proposals was to include a museum, performing arts theater, and conference center. One of the bids is sourced from Oppenheim Architecture and Gregg Covin Development, revealing some stunning renderings of what looks like a bold, futuristic-looking (and pricey) development. It included an athletic center, offices, retail, and hotel with residential units being rentals. Chad Oppenheim told the South Florida Business Journal the project is "the last opportunity to make a cultural impact downtown."
Nader + Museu LLP, Related Group and Pi Art Tech and Trade Center at MDC LLC are the three other groups in the running for it.