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LISTEN: Commissioner Hardemon, Worldcenter Developer On The Florida Roundup

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A rendering of the Miami Worldcenter

A new development project designed to build retail and hotel space in downtown Miami is poised to break ground in the coming months.

The developers of Miami Worldcenter have promised the project will bring jobs to the nearby community of Overtown.

But some critics say a high development of the area will drive those residents away.

Miami-Dade County commission has moved forward, allowing the creation of a special tax district for this development.

Hear the conversation below from The Florida Roundup with host Luis Hernandez, WLRN's Nadege Green, City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Miami Worldcenter developer Nitin Motwani.