The leader of the company that wants to build a major hotel next to Miami Beach’s under-renovation Convention Center will provide an overview of the plans to Belle Isle residents Tuesday night.
Jack Portman, vice chairman of Atlanta-based Portman Holdings, will meet with Belle Isle residents at 6 p.m. in the card room on the mezzanine level at Costa Brava, 11 Island Ave.
Portman is meeting with Sunset Harbour residents on Monday night.
Miami Beach voters will be deciding on March 15 — Florida Presidential Primary Day — whether to allow the lease of city land west of The Fillmore/Jackie Gleason Theater for the hotel site.
Portman Holdings wants to build a privately funded, $400 million, 800-room hotel on the site. It would be 30 stories high.
Support from 60 percent of Miami Beach voters is needed for the project to move forward.
Critics of the hotel have said it will bring additional traffic through the already crowded 17th Street and Dade Boulevard corridor.
But backers — which include the tourism community and the Collins Park Neighborhood Association — said it an important part of the future success of the Convention Center. Work started in December on a $600 million renovation of the convention center.