Gary Nader is still not giving up in his battle to build a Latin American art museum in downtown Miami, according to NBC Miami.
Nader wanted to build a museum and condos on prime property owned by Miami Dade College at 520 Biscayne Boulevard. Developer Related Group and Jorge Perez, whose name is on a museum down the block, submitted a competing proposal, and the college eventually decided to do nothing.
The valuable land is still being used as a surface parking lot for students, and the college told Nader that it “continues serving as an important parking facility.” It was valued at $125 million as of three years ago.
Nader is suing the college for public records violations. A judge recently ruled that the college didn’t violate the law, but ordered the college to turn over every document requested by Nader. The two sides are still fighting over $1.7 million in legal fees.
Nader says that he has spent $4 million to develop his plan. “It’s a super avant garde building,” Nader told NBC. “It would be a project that would be visited by everybody who comes to this city without a doubt.”