Commissioners vote on future of Miami circle site

By Peter Burke, Managing Editor, pburke@local10.com
Associated Press
Published On: Mar 27 2014 10:44:53 AM EDT
Updated On: Mar 28 2014 10:46:48 AM EDT
MIAMI -

Commissioners in Miami voted Thursday in favor of a plan to both preserve and build at the site of a major prehistoric Native American village in the city's downtown.

Developers, archaeologists and city officials reached an agreement last week that would preserve two sections of limestone that once held Native American structures.

The two circle formations carved into the bedrock would be surrounded in glass and put on display in a building that would also house a movie theater, restaurants and a hotel.

HistoryMiami would also operate an exhibit at the site.

The village's discovery set off an intense debate between archaeologists and developers.

City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said the new plan was modeled off historic preservation sites in London and Barcelona.

The plan calls for the new Metropolitan Miami to relocate certain features, including the hotel's steps.

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