Tequesta Site Downtown
By DowntownMiami.com | Published: March 27 2014
MDM Development has agreed to glass enclosures over two of the "circles" of Tequesta postholes at MET Square
WLRN-Barring any drastic moves by the Miami city commissioners Thursday, the controversial Tequesta site unearthed downtown will have a marquee showcase from the sidewalk and numerous interpretation options for visitors.
City commissioners should not take issue with the compromise in their meeting tomorrow, as it appears all sides -- archeologists, preservationists, and the developer -- are happy with the deal.
After two grueling 12-hour sessions last week, all sides came to a compromise.
MDM Development has agreed to glass enclosures over two of the "circles" of Tequesta postholes, as well as a see-through covering for a brick well thought to be part of a the mid-19th Century U.S. Army Fort Dallas. They are also going to pay for a model of Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel, which also sat on the site, a film as well as upkeep and interpretation provided by HistoryMiami.