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Developers planning to build a $90-million stadium...

Developers planning to build a $90-million stadium complex where the Miami Dolphins will play, possibly as soon as 1987, were granted a zoning variance by a 7-1 vote of the Dade County Commission in Florida.

Before the commission voted, homeowners in north Dade County voiced their objections .

H.T. Smith, a lawyer for the homeowners, said: “There’s no choice but to fight when they’re talking about destroying a neighborhood.”

Smith said the homeowners in the mostly black, middle-class neighborhoods support the Dolphins and the planned 73,000-seat stadium, but they don’t want the commercial development. They say the complex will snarl traffic and reduce home values.

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The homeowners brought in the Rev. Jesse Jackson to help argue their case.


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