Miami Beach battles funding gap for a library/aquatic center
Written by Kylea Henseler on June 1, 2021
Miami Beach aims to build a state-of-the-art aquatic center and library on 72nd Street, but with the project expected to be $20 million over budget officials are looking for ways to close the funding gap.
Last year the city requested proposals for the 72 Street Community Complex, which has a total budget of $64.4 million – $53.8 from general obligation bonds and $10.6 million from other sources, according to a memo from City Manager Alina Hudak. In March, the memo said, the city awarded the bid to top-ranked proposer The Haskell Co., which projected a $94,200,025 cost.
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