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County chairman Joe Martinez tells NBC 6 he's on board with Donald Trump's plan to build a story in Miami-Dade.
Donald Trump is proposing to build a television and film studio on 800 acres in south Miami-Dade County.
The proposal was introduced by County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez during a meeting on Tuesday.
"If this project should become a reality, it would be the largest studio in the world, and the most technologically advanced studio in the world," Michael Cohen, executive vice president and speical counsel to Donald Trump, told NBC 6.
Trump was not at the meeting, but Cohen told officials that the proposed "Trump Studio City," would create thousands of jobs and would be bigger than Universal Studios, The Miami Herald reported.
The studio would be partly built on land that is owned by the county but was part of a failed effort to build a commercial airport in Homestead.
The commissioners agreed to a 90-day moratorium to discuss the project going forward with Trump. They agreed to not lease, sell and encumber the property for that period.
"Why can't we have a studio to rival, beat anything that's in Europe, anything that's in Hollywood? And we can," Martinez told NBC 6.
Martinez said he and Trump sat down to discuss the plan after Trump said he was buying the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. He added that there are still some issues like whether any of the land is contaminated and who exactly owns the land.
"It's something we need to look at. Sometimes you have to be a trailblazer," Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told the newspaper.
Gimenez and Martinez are opponents in the August elections.