No One Told YWCA Workers That All Aboard Florida Wants to Demolish Their Downtown Center

Posted on March 6, 2017

This week, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office will release a report detailing how the county could sell or lease 2.8 million square feet of publicly owned downtown land to developers. The vague plan is already sparking outcry, but it turns out one concrete negotiation in the proposal is already underway: All Aboard Florida, the company behind the Gov. Rick Scott-tied Brightline train system, is already in talks with Dade to bulldoze part of the county hall complex.

All Aboard Florida wants to build a parking garage on the land where a YWCA daycare center stands. But it turns out the workers at the YWCA Carol Glassman Donaldson Childcare Center didn't know anything about those negotiations until New Times called Friday afternoon…

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