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DADE OFFICIAL "BLASTS" MANY ASPECTS OF BLOCKBUSTER PARK PLAN

     The last report launched during Blockbuster Park's first
review period "landed with a bang" yesterday, when a Dade County
growth management specialist, Carey Lee Rawlinson, "blasted
nearly every aspect of the park's development plan."  Calling the
plan "grossly inadequate," Rawlinson said Blockbuster failed to
indicate how the $1.4B sports and entertainment complex would
affect Dade's economy.  Rawlinson said park planners "never
considered how much business or how many employees the project
would sap from Dade County's existing sports and tourist-related
businesses."  He said the impact on attractions such as Joe
Robbie Stadium, the Miami Arena and the local waterfront shopping
plaza should be studied.  Dade County was the last of two dozen
state and local governments that submitted questions regarding
Blockbuster's development application.  Company consultants now
have four months to respond (John Maines, Ft. Lauderdale SUN-
SENTINEL, 11/4).
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