Convention Center plan by Portman would include public square

The Miami Beach Convention Center
The Miami Beach Convention Center

Development team Portman CMC’s plan to revamp the Miami Beach Convention Center features a public courtyard, the South Florida Business Journal reported.

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Portman CMC is competing with South Beach ACE for the job to redevelop 52 acres in Miami, including the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, city hall and a hotel, the Business Journal said. Each firm will present a master plan on June 5 at the City Commission meeting, after which the commission will choose a developer, according to the City of Miami’s website.

International architect Bjarke Ingels is part of the consortium that makes up Portman CMC, which also includes builders Portman Holdings and Ugo Columbo and landscape architects West 8. [South Florida Business Journal]-Guelda Voien

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