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Airport City negotiations can continue

Miami-Dade commissioners deadlocked on proposal to stall agreement

February 20, 2014 12:45PM

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Airport City rendering

Airport City rendering

A Miami-Dade commissioner was unsuccessful in his attempt to delay the Airport City mixed-use development proposed for Miami International Airport’s entrance.

Commissioner Esteban Bovo’s proposal to stall an agreement between the county and contractor Odebrecht USA did not move forward after a deadlocked vote on Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported. The county and Odebrecht can continue negotiating a deal for a scaled-down version of the development, which has been proposed for nearly six years. A competing proposal to require an agreement to be brought to commissioners within three months was delayed until the next meeting.

Some politicians have soured on Odebrecht after learning that an affiliate of its Brazilian parent company is doing work in Cuba. [Miami Herald]Eric Kalis

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