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COVID-19 or not, plans to turn Miami’s Jungle Island into an “eco-resort” plow ahead

Jan 24, 2021 - The Miami Herald

Undeterred by COVID-19’s crushing impact on the hospitality industry, the owners of Miami’s temporarily closed Jungle Island attraction are plowing ahead with an ambitious plan for a hotel and new features that would complete the former Parrot Jungle ’s transformation into a full-fledged “eco-adventure” resort. Nearly two-and-a-half years after winning city voters’ approval to extend and amend its lease for 18 acres of publicly owned waterfront land on Watson Island, owner ESJ Capit...