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     Blockbuster Entertainment's formal application to build a
sports and amusement park is being met with a "barrage of
criticism from regulators who must give their OK before
construction can begin."  Transportation officials say the
company used a "flawed method to calculate the park's potential
impact on traffic."  County planners say the company's proposal
to build on-site housing is "too sketchy to evaluate."
Environmentalists suggest the company is "more interested in
using wetlands as landscaping" than as habitat for wildlife and
filters for So. FL's drinking water.  Each agency with a say in
improving the project has until the close of business today to
comment on Blockbuster's application.  Dade and Broward counties
and more than a dozen state regulatory agencies are charged with
reviewing the application, which outlines the company's plans to
build a hockey arena, baseball stadium, water sports park, golf
courses, hotels, shops and restaurants on a 3,088-acre site
(Corbett & Zaneski, MIAMI HERALD, 11/2).
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