I agree, i think it will come to fruition, and the writer is significantly more pessimistic than I am regarding such topics. I also am very excited about the economic improvements our region is experiencing. I think the Smithsonian thing is a great joint venture/partner for the project and the city -have they made any official investments/signings yet?Bobdreamz said:nothing like a column from a pessimist. I would have the same exact sentiments if this was 10 years ago and the inefficient government that graced Miami's City Hall with all of it's inept and corrupt politicians. Please remember there was a movement at the time to abolish the city of Miami and incorporate it into UMSA (Miami-Dade county) after the city was near bankruptcy and it's bond ratings were nearly junk status according to Standard & Poors and Moodys. Thankfully that is no longer the case as the city has added tens of millions of dollars in property taxes due to all the new construction.
Read my previous posts on this thread regarding bond & private sector financing.
PS: Do you think the Smithsonian would be involved in this project if they knew it would never come to fruition?