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First phase of Museum Park set to break ground in November

September 14, 2010 02:15PM

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A rendering of the Miami Art Museum

Construction on new buildings for the Miami Art Museum and Miami Science Museum could begin soon, with environmental remediation underway at the building site. The new buildings, known as Museum Park, will take roughly $20 million to develop and will create 1,700 new jobs, experts say. Construction on the art museum building — whose size was not immediately clear — is set to begin in November, with a projected 2013 opening date. The planned 250,000-square-foot science center is set to break ground in late 2011, with an unveiling set for 2014 Jack McCabe, a principal with McCabe Consulting & Research, said that Museum Park could help out the flagging residential real estate market. “If the museums are going to employ a lot of people with decent paying jobs, then it could be a boon to that area’s rental market,” he said. [GlobeSt.]