They have 5 years to build the museum. At least that is a good clause. It wasn't clear if it goes back to the county if it isn't built. You know there will be extensions if it isn't because that is government at work.
The Virginia Key Trust did not get the land from the City of Miami for their planned museum. The city owns the land, the Trust manages it and has to raise the money to build the African American history museum they have been planning for years. The city plan is a better plan all around. Think about it Barbara Jordan unless you are planning on tossing me a 1/2 acre. If you do this deal for Nigerians, soon you will have to give free land to Croatians, Italians, Russians, etc. for museums. Where do you stop? Maybe at Seychelles?
Here is a really good idea. Why not give some land to Wings Over Miami Air Museum? They could use it. They pay the county rent over at Kendall-Tamiami Airport. The Air Museum should at the very least have free rent if the County is so willing to offload our land. We already have an existing museum over there in Kendall that is going broke from the high rent the County is charging. That is so not fair to help one Museum and bankrupt another.
|2 parcels the county is planning on giving to the Nigerian American Foundation.|