Genting continues to move forward with plans for a mixed-use project on the former Miami Herald site, the company told shareholders in a recent presentation.
In the presentation, which was released last month, Genting said that plans for the mixed-use project at Resorts World Miami and demolition of the Herald building ‘is underway.’ That is similar to what the company has been telling shareholders for at least a year.
Recently released reports revealed that Genting spent nearly $90,000 on Tallahasse lobbyists in the first quarter of 2015 in an attempt to legalize destination casino resorts, which didn’t pass in this year’s legislative session. Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands spent nearly $140,000 in the quarter, according to the reports.
Lobbyists for Genting, including land-use attorneys and Arquitectonica founder Bernardo Fort-Brescia have met with county officials in recent months, but the secretive Genting has kept plans tightly under wraps.