A Miami-Dade County commissioner said Wednesday he wants to press Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration for a final decision on a commercial development proposed at Miami International Airport that has been in the works for six years but now appears to be on the verge of falling apart.
Airport City had already been diminished by Cuban exile politics before county aviation administrators recently began to reconsider whether what remains of the project is a good idea after all.
On Wednesday, Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, the vice-chairman of the commission’s transportation and aviation committee, said he’s tired of the back and forth.
“I don’t know if we can continue to wait for the administration to give us a response,” he said. “Every time they give you a response it’s ‘Prepare for more and more delays.’”
Barreiro spoke after the aviation department informed the committee that it is still figuring out if what’s left of Airport City — once a 33-acre behemoth expected to bring to the county half a billion dollars over five decades — is the best development for the prime properties just east of MIA.