Jack Portman, whose Atlanta-based development firm is seeking voter approval for a major hotel next to the Miami Beach Convention Center, will discuss his plans tonight with Belle Isle residents at Costa Brava, 11 Island Ave.
Meanwhile, former Miami Beach Commissioner Jonah Wolfson sent a mailer that hit our mailbox Monday urging a no vote on the hotel on March 15. It says the 30-story hotel will generate too much traffic.
To move forward, the project needs a 60 percent majority vote on March 15 — Florida Presidential Primary day — because it involves the use of city land.
While some have criticized the project because of its potential impact on traffic, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau supports it as a necessary complement to the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The city broke ground in December on a $600 million renovation of the convention center.