The proposed American Dream mega mall would be a nightmare for thousands of people living in northwest Miami-Dade County. The traffic patterns there already are strained, aggravating thousands as they commute to and from work.
Has no one thought about what a monstrous mall of such overwhelming proportions would do to thousands of small businesses in west Hialeah, Miami Lakes and Palm Springs North? Places like the Westland Mall and countless other strip malls would become abandoned, financially depressed zones.
Perhaps the most devastating consequence has not been mentioned: What will happen to the water table? The proposed site for the mall borders the Everglades, and operating a conglomerate of that size, with a 2,000-room hotel, indoor ski slope, submarine lake, as well as many restaurants and stores will require huge quantities of water consumption each and every day. The greed and madness of overdevelopment must be stopped before we completely ruin our environment.