Of five sites in Miami-Dade submitted in a regional bid, three are in or near Overtown, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez toldÂ The Real Deal.
Real estate investor Mitchell Newman owns one site; Michael Simkins owns the other â€“ the Miami Innovation District property in Park West; and the third is the mixed-use Miami Worldcenter project site, Suarez said. Property records show Newman owns land just south of I-395 in Overtown.
Despite the challenges facing Miami â€“ the increasing threat of sea level rise and a limited public transportation system â€“Â it made Amazonâ€™s listÂ of 20 cities itâ€™s considering for the companyâ€™s $5 billion second headquarters.
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties had submitted a joint bid for the project, targeting eight potential sites in South Florida. In addition to five in Miami-Dade, there are two in Broward and one in Palm Beach, according to published reports.