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Miami-Dade to solicit proposals for ZooMiami entertainment district

March 14, 2012 03:45PM

County Commissioner Dennis Moss and ZooMiami

Miami-Dade county is seeking developers for the more than 400 acres of untouched land at the 740-acre ZooMiami, Miami Today reported.

The county wants to find a developer to bring an entertainment district to the zoo that would bring in the most public benefits, including construction and permenant job creation, rent revenues, and sales and property taxes. It’s willing to consider attractions, amusements, lodging, restaurants, retail shops, banquet halls and conference centers, Miami Today said.

“We envision the development of a world-class entertainment destination with premier attractions, services and venues,” said Commissioner Dennis Moss, who campaigned for the zoo development for two and a half years. “[It] will not only stimulate economic vitality and the growing needs of our thriving southwestern Miami-Dade County, but increase tourist visitation to the area.” [Miami Today]