It’s been just over a year since the Miami Herald moved out of its old building along Biscayne Bay. The building was sold to the Genting Group.
Genting once had plans to build a luxury destination casino resort, but state lawmakers haven’t allowed the kind of gambling to make that happen. Despite intense lobbying, a scaled-down version is now in the works, which may involve soccer superstar David Beckham.
“I’ve invited Beckham to have a discussion with them because if you wanted to create a downtown stadium, that is a place where you can accomplish that,” said Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.
Sarnoff said the plan to unite the Genting Group with Beckham‘s proposed Major League Soccer stadium has been in the works for two months and that Beckham has met with Genting executives at least twice in New York.
A Genting representative said current plans for the site involve a mixed-use project to include a 500-room hotel, two luxury condos and a variety of high-end retail shops and restaurants.
Source: Miami Herald
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