November Referendum On $50 Million Hotel At Jungle Island

The owner of Jungle Island could be given an extended lease on the property, as well as the right to develop a hotel, if voters approve.

According to a development agreement, the hotel would cost $50 million and include 300 rooms. There could also be 10,000 square feet of restaurant and up to 30,000 square feet of meeting space in the building, which could not exceed 130 feet in height.

The lease has 43 years remaining. If the new deal is approved, the lease could be extended until 2099.

At a meeting next week, Miami commissioners are scheduled to decide whether to place the deal on the November 2017 ballot.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Let’s see what the hotel actually looks like and get a clear commitment to build, unlike a certain development on another certain island.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Do you mean across the road on the same island?

Anonymous
4 years ago

For all you know, I could have been talking about the Miami Marine Stadium redevelopment, which has also stalled for years. 😉

Scarface
4 years ago

The city should give the former Flagstone land to Jungle Island for them to build a hotel, bigger waterpark, restaurants that serve fine meats and cheeses etc. Maybe connect the two with an areal gondola or something…

Ryan
4 years ago

This person right here is the smartest person in Miami

Anonymous
4 years ago

I am all for more development…but when are the actual people of the City of miami going to get something out of it. We have not had a new park built/improvemmt or an increase in public rail transit or improvement to the Baywalk/Riverwalk since who knows when. We have a perfectly nice area called Simpson park and the city is just waiting for “funds” to magically appear to do something to that great piece of land. Our city charges millions in impact fees to developers. Where does all that money go?? We need to DEMAND more action from our leaders. They just lollygagg around doing nothing and announcing this and that and never executing anything.. it is a waste of our money IMO.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Great plan.. more of these water parks needed to keep tourists in Miami.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Watson Island could (and should) be a signature park for the people !!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Good ….. approve it !!!