MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm.

On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel.

Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since 2013, voters failed to pass proposals on two separate occasions.

Soffer and Martin were the sole bidders for the latest convention center hotel proposal, submitting their plans under an entity named Miami Beach Connect. The City of Miami Beach put out a request for proposals on May 16 with a June 14 deadline — a short timeline to ensure the proposal could go before voters in November.


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