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Turnberry scraps large Miami-Dade development plan

November 20, 2013 01:30PM

Jeffrey Soffer

Jeffrey Soffer

Turnberry Associates has dropped its request for Miami-Dade County to move its Urban Development Boundary to allow a large development.

The Jeffrey and Jacquelyn Soffer-led firm agreed with county commissioners that its application should be withdrawn, Miami Herald reported. The commission made it official during this morning’s meeting. Turnberry was given a 25 percent refund on its application fee.

Opposition had mounted against Turnberry’s proposal to move the development boundary westward. The company wanted to build a high-end shopping mall, IMAX theater and water park within the Lake Belt zone off Northwest 41st Street, just west of Florida’s Turnpike. Area miners, environmentalists and other activists fought the proposed development. [Miami Herald]Eric Kalis