Miami Beach commissioners voted 6-1 Wednesday to begin the process of negotiations and procuring letters of intent for the long planned renovation of the convention center, which is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, the South Florida Business Journal reported. The commission also voted to shortlist developers Portman CMC and South Beach ACE.
Portman CMC includes developers Portman Holdings and Ugo Colombo, who have worked on projects for Cirque du Soleil and Bal Harbour Shops. South Beach ACE includes Robert Wennett, the developer of 1111 Lincoln Road, the Tishman hotel group, and architect Rem Koolhaas. [SFBJ] –Christopher Cameron