The Real Deal Miami

Town center plans lag

June 23, 2009 12:47PM

South Florida municipalities had big plans for town centers, but the faltering economy has put many of them on hold. Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Doral have either shelved plans for new downtowns or seen major delays in construction, leasing and sales. Dwindling tax revenues have hampered plans to centralize many sprawling suburban communities around retail and government office centers.