Homestead city council approves study for tower ride


The Homestead City Council recently voted to pay entertainment and tourism consulting companyLeisure and Recreation Concepts$32,000 to create a more comprehensive plan for a downtown tower ride, reports Miami Herald.

The ride takes visitors up in a glass-enclosed observatory, which rotates full circle at the tower’s top to give views of Everglades and Biscayne national parks, southern Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.

Leisure and Recreation has about four months to come back to the city with a traffic flow and phasing plan, storyboards and details of the construction cost.

Earlier this year, the city paid the company $38,000 for a study that ultimately determined the project would be financially sustainable once it opens based on the cost of operation and the revenues the available market would bring.

To accompany the tower ride, Leisure and Recreation is also proposing restaurants, shops and a theater that simulates an airboat or a canoe ride on the Everglades.

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