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Miami-Dade Mega-Mall Draws Criticism

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The Miami-Dade County Commission recently voted to approve a land deal that will clear the way for the development ofwhat would be America’s largest mall. (By the way, the Miami-Dade school board voted Wednesday to give up a lease on public land wanted for the project.)

However, based on the overwhelming number of responses we’ve gotten on Facebook, it seems like some locals are not too happy with the news.

 

Some folks are worried the land deal demonstrates a lack of concern for the well-being of Florida’s climate and environment:

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Others see the project as something the county just shouldn't be focusing on. They believe other things are more worthy of cultivation -- particularly tech or engineering education.

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And finally, some folks just plain don’t like it.

 

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The mall --- and theme park, mini-golf course, skating rink, and artificial ski slope to name some of the project's amenities -- would cost about $4 billion to build and occupy 200 acres of west Miami-Dade. The developer, Triple Five, has predicted the project would create up to 25,000 jobs.