Rare Florida Forest to be Bulldozed and Turned into Wal-Mart

July 14, 2014 4:44 PM

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Rare Florida Forest to be Bulldozed and Turned into Wal-Mart

A plot of Miami-Dade forest home to rare plants and endangered species is to be torn down to make way for a Wal-Mart, a move that's causing alarm among some environmentalists.

The University of Miami (UM) sold 88 acres of pine rockland to Ram, a Palm Beach County-based developer planning a 185,000-square-foot Wal-Mart, along with an LA Fitness, Chik-fil-A, Chili's and 900 apartments.

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