New Miami Downtown plan passed

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The Miami Downtown Development Authority has approved a new plan to reshape the downtown area by 2025. The idea is to cast the urban core as the center of the Americas, said master planner Javier Betancourt. The new plan should turn downtown into the center of culture and business, use the waterfront and boulevards more completely, as well as improve the links between downtown and Brickell Avenue and Miami Beach. Jerome Hollo, son of Miami developer Tibor Hollo, said the convention center was a worthy goal, but warned that it would take $1 billion and time. [SFBJ]

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