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Gary Nader Still Fighting To Build Latin American Art Museum At 520 Biscayne

Gary Nader Still Fighting To Build Latin American Art Museum At 520 Biscayne

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.”

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Thank god he is still fighting for this.It was clear related won on an unfair basis and for the college to just give up because they got caught is short sighted.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Only in Miami do you have to “fight” to build such a world class structure that would do wonders for that blighted area

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s obvious you haven’t been around the USA.
Most American cities are full of empty, blighted areas, boarded up buildings in the N.E. and abandoned choice real estate city centers. It’s the American dream my friend. It’s all part of the sub-urbanization of our cities; of the White flight; of prioritizing the car and the de-centralization of our cities.

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

Which cities? Because Miami is not in the rust belt nor is sub-urbanization still a thing, hence, Brickell/Downtown/Edgewater.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s obvious you haven’t heard about gentrification.

Anonymous
Anonymous

mr nader…get together with forward thinkers and take the genting property and build the most spectacular art and retail residential building in the country…what a superb location for your dream

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please…
What’s the hold up????
This should have been midway up

Anonymous
Anonymous

MiamiDade College’s downtown campus should just sell the land to pay it’s legal fees and make a staggering profit on the side. I remember when this campus was built, and it didn’t cost nowhere near $125 million for the campus and this land they own back then. I’m tired of this stupid looking parking spot that makes Miami skyline look “awkward” and always look like it’s missing a few pieces.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I hope this gets Built some day. It was obvious Miami’s top dogs moved pieces around to benefit a one side.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I hope Mr Nader does not give up his fight. This is exactly the type of building which should be built on Biscayne Blvd. Please no more boring Arquitectonica/Related buildings!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

people want a 3 story structure right on biscayne and its just a museum put shxt their pants when parcel B actually gets a plan that wants to move forward as a museum, and no those 2 towers are not apart of this muesuem, they are behind it

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agree, Gary Nader has never built anything and his collection of art is mediocre at best. If he wants to build his toy, let him buy his own piece of land and build whatever he wants, but this particular piece of land does not belong to him.

Anonymous
Anonymous

GO NADER!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Oppenheim/Covin project from 2007 was FAR better, and won the first contest outright.

Gary Nadar is a dope. His team, except for the PR Team, struggled to build anything. The are whiny and litigious, and won’t get the out if the ground

Covin, who developed 1000 Museum Park, is a much better choice.

Anonymous
Anonymous

your post is absolutely correct…always mired in litigation….nothing gets done

Anonymous
Anonymous

GO NADER!!1

chica del barrio
chica del barrio

no more towers! no more condos! build your museum and that’s it… or build it somewhere else & stop causing trouble. you are not a developer, stay true to what you know- art.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Go back to the Third World Country you came from.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ego abound

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can’t make the college sell.

Anonymous
Anonymous

MDC(C) were THE slumlords of downtown, and then Mana showed up. Somewhere, their priority of providing education was lost. How about selling this land, Freedom Tower, and the old post office and courthouse left to rot, and using the money to rebuild its offensive hulking brutalist box into a tower housing enough space for schools and departments they want?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seriously MDC doesn’t do nothing with their property and also have now that fire station and that empty parking lot where loft 3 was suppose to me.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why show those pictures?
We all know it ain’t happening.
And if it did, it’d be a decade from now and look completely different

marc
marc

Let it go man.

Jesus
Jesus

Let it go? Yeah sure, let’s also let go of the fact that the county can not build a decent public transit system. Even Las Vegas does it better and so does San Diego despite San Diego being more spread out. Let go of all the traffic problems and just accept it? Well, that sounds like complacency. I may take this post further than needed but that mentality Marc is the reason why Miami can not surpass a city like Dallas, Phoenix, and even Portland, Oregon. We can do better and we must.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Apples and oranges man.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m glad you said that. Some people want to make every article in TNM about transit.