MIAMI (WSVN) - The construction of a heliport behind Miami Children’s Museum will provide a new area for multiple crews to utilize.
Paul Dudley, the man behind the project, said he is aiming for an end-of-July completion date for the heliport, which was years in the making.
The city-owned property that the project is being built on has an aviation history. Old hangars could be seen on the property, and the Goodyear blimp even called the property home at one point.
“We are going to be paying for all of the development, and we’ll pay rent to the city,” Dudley said.
Law enforcement, emergency personnel and news crews will all have access to the heliport.
A Pembroke Pines helicopter tour company is determined to relocate to the new port to save time and money. The new location will also offer new views of the oceanfront. “The location itself is so central between Miami and Miami Beach that most of the people would naturally gravitate toward that location for tourists,” said an employee of the Helicopter Tours company.
City officials also mentioned a perk of renting the land. “We need it activated. The island is now getting what it needs to become a destination, and that’s what Miami is, it’s a destination,” Dudley said.
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