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BLOCKBUSTER PARK PLANS "SLAMMED" BY REGULATORS
Published November 2, 1994
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).