An article published in the Miami Herald explains how Miami commissioners may agree to a referendum to allow a Jungle Island lease extension and resort may yet go to voters. The referendum would be placed before voters during the November 7 election.
Commissioners deferred a vote on July 12, but asked City Attorney Victoria Mendez to prepare ballot language for their upcoming meeting. The deal would extend the theme park’s city lease until 2099 and allow the construction of a $50 million hotel.
Partner Alexander Tachmes, who represents Jungle Island, said the hotel and lease extension would be a significant boon to the city.
“This is a home run for the city,” he said. “It will make it a destination known to the country and the world.”
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About Alexander I. Tachmes
Alexander I. Tachmes is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is Chair of the Land Use and Government Relations Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, Alex concentrates his practice on governmental matters, including land use and zoning, public-private transactions, competitive bidding and lobbying, and commercial real estate transactions, including hospitality matters.