The Real Deal Miami

Convention center study gets mayoral brake

November 23, 2009 10:24AM

A proposed Miami Downtown Development Authority plan to commission a study for a convention center has drawn the opposition of Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. She has contacted new Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado to discuss how both cities and the development group can find a way to use about $55 million in county bond money to improve the existing center. Neisen Kasdin, development authority vice chair and former Miami Beach mayor, said there’s a need to move forward with an objective, independent analysis of the needs for conference and convention facilities in Miami-Dade County. [Miami Today News]