Send us an email: Uelinfo@bellsouth.net. Let us know you are coming! URBAN ENVIRONMENT LEAGUE Presents VIRGINIA KEY CHARETTE Public Input to Redesign the Master Plan for Virginia Key Come help us help the city create a first class plan and show how citizen input can make a positive difference in South Florida. Saturday – September [...]Continue Reading →
A few days ago on this blog, Greg Bush commented on this issue regarding Virginia Key Beach Park:
Digging deeper, Miami may cut once-untouchable agencies
BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI
Miami would shut down its network of NET offices, the problem-solving neighborhood outposts of City Hall, under a proposed budget that aims to close [...]
Virginia Key Under Threat, by Joe Wilkins
Miami Monthly, September 2009
Huck Finn had the Mississippi River. Jim Hawkins had Treasure Island. I had Sewer Beach, and never felt cheated at all. Sewer Beach, better known as the ocean side of Virginia Key, and the other areas surrounding the Sewage Treatment Plant, [...]
August 28, 2009
To: Mr. Larry Spring
Chief Financial Officer, City of Miami
It has come to my attention from multiple sources that you and other city administrators have visited individual members of the Board Trustees of the Virginia Key Park Trust and suggested that they propose the development of “overnight accommodation” or hotel [...]Continue Reading →
We, at the UEL, looked at the City of Miami’s Master Plan for Virginia Key — with a half dozen parking garages and we said to ourselves: WE CAN DO BETTER!! But we need your help!
URBAN ENVIRONMENT LEAGUE Presents VIRGINIA KEY CHARETTE Public Input to Redesign the Master Plan for Virginia Key Come help [...]Continue Reading →
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Public input meeting to redesign the master plan for Virginia Key will be held: Saturday September 26, 2009 at the Rusty Pelican, 9am- 1pm
Virginia Key is a 1,000 acre island off the coast of Miami that has long been a hodge podge of land uses. It is [...]
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The UEL, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, MNU and numerous other groups are organizing a public design workshop that is scheduled to be held at the Rusty Pelican on September 26. The idea is to create a positive event, building on the work of EDSA and gathering additional public [...]
Dear Mayor Diaz:
I am writing regarding the Miami 21 zoning atlas as it relates to proposed zoning for Virginia Key.
Specifically, I am concerned that the environmentally significant North Point area of Virginia Key has been zoned T-6 under Miami 21, (Urban Core), one of the highest and most dense uses in [...]Continue Reading →
What I’ve read about the EDSA plan makes me wonder about the creative talents of the Stone family. This is not meant to speak ill of the departed, but the late Edward Durell Stone Jr., founder of EDSA, was the son of a prolific architect. In the 1960s, Edward Sr. was commissioned by Vanderbilt [...]Continue Reading →
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