In Downtown Miami, the Met Square site has finally started construction after battling archaeologists over the discovery of an ancient Tequesta village.
The building, which will have a movie theatre and restaurant is being developed by MDM Development Group while the 42 story 391 residential units named Avant, is being developed by ZOM. ZOM is also developing Monarc at Met 3 across the street.
Renderings and plans for the archaeological site can be seen here at Curbed Miami.
Developers of the MDM Development Group and their planned building Met Square have seen their plans stalled because of a discovery of an Indian Tequesta village.
The site has plans for a movie theatre, retail, restaurants and hotel, but archaeologists are delaying those plans. Along with a Tequesta village, the site also served as a Army fort, plantation and Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel, which was built in 1897.
In March, preservationists and the developers agreed to a compromise, which would preserve some of the ancient Tequesta circles and have them enclosed in glass for visitors and tourists.
According to the New York Times, archaeologist Dr. William Pestle filed a lawsuit against the agreed deal, which could delay development of the site even further.