Miami Dade College Concerned About Cost Of Running Museum at 520 Biscayne

Miami Dade College told developers that they are concerned about the operating costs of museum space that has been proposed at 520 Biscayne, according to the Herald.

Instead, the college now says that they prefer more exhibition space, which they say is less costly to operate and can be rented out. Although they had in issued an RFP for the land last year requiring 100,000 square feet of museum space, they are now concerned that it will be too expensive to maintain.

The new requirements could be a problem for Gary Nader, who had proposed a large museum space, and good news for Related Group, which proposed a smaller museum. Gregg Covin and Chad Oppenheim’s proposal included 100,000 square feet of museum, the minimum required.

Negotiations will be held towards the end of June, with revised proposals due June 7. An evaluation session is scheduled for July 12.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

This whole thing seems shady and reeks of incompetence

Anonymous
4 years ago

You already know Related Group is somehow involved in this shady new topic. Smh Rigged.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“The new requirements could be a problem for Gary Nader, who had proposed a large museum space, and good news for Related Group, which proposed a smaller museum.”

Unbelievably shady. They are thinking ahead and anticipating further criticism and allegations of corruption when they eventually give Oppenheim and Nader the boot. This is the cover MDC needs to justify going with Related. “In the end the non-conforming proposal is actually exactly what we needed and wanted. Related knew what we wanted better than we did, so we ultimately had to choose their proposal.”

Barf.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Gary Nader was stunned by this. He even asked MDC if they wanted him to come up with a new proposal that has no art and no museum. MDC is pathetic. We can never have nice things in Miami that could rival the rest of the world.

mossack fonseca
4 years ago

lol the museum is what this whole stupid RFP was about to begin with! took them all this time to realize it’d be expensive to run? NO SH_T PADRON

Anonymous
4 years ago

Then Gary Nader comes up with a brilliant solution for it and MDC comes up with another problem for Nader with Related pulling their strings.

Anonymous
4 years ago

A polite way of saying to Nader to take a hike.

Danny
4 years ago

I am a MDC alumni and am ashamed of this complete incompetent process that reeks of shadiness.

snoɯʎuou∀
4 years ago

This is turning out to be a fantastic drama

Anonymous
4 years ago

Negotiations and revised proposals towards June then evaluations towards July, then something else pushed back towards September, then to the end of the year, then stretched to 2 years from now so MDC can say ” we changed our minds, we will do nothing here.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Dear MDC,
Why don’t you just dissolve this project and just do nothing ? Your drama is worse than the worse drama on Lifetime TV.

LG
4 years ago

They don’t even know what they want…MDC might be one of the largest in the US but thats about it….

Anonymous
4 years ago

A small museum will be ok!!!

This is the solution I propose

Build a smaller museum in 520 Biscayne and put there THE FEW AMOUNT OF ART WORK that the PAM museum has (it’s a shame to go there and see a huge empty space )
And use the PAM facilities that are huge and cost a lot of tax payer money to harbor mister Gary Nader Art collection
That’s a salomonic solution

Null
4 years ago

Simple. Convert the additional museum space into office and retail. I don’t see how this change “somehow” benefits Related.

Anonymous
4 years ago