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Mayor Diaz wants the City of Miami to be known globally as an example of Sustainable Green living. Therefore Virginia Key needs to be developed around its natural and historic assets. The park design must encourage exercise, use solar powered water craft and solar tram systems for energy efficiency [...]
City of Miami Manager Open Letter to Community:
Posted on Wednesday, 07.01.09
Virginia Key plan will reflect community wishes
Re the June 25 editorial Virginia Key plan is a dud: Virginia Key is an island consisting of approximately 1,030 acres. Of that, the Virginia Key Master Plan proposes improvements to only 257 acres — 25 [...]Continue Reading →
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At the Planning Advisory Board Meeting last night the City of Attorney advised the board that the Virginia Key Master Plan was an informational item and told them they should not vote on it. It appears it was advertised as such: An informational meeting. Why?
Perhaps the City officials pushing the plan didn’t want [...]Continue Reading →
This month the City of Miami Commission will consider for approval the controversial Virginia Key Master Plan. TONIGHT IS THE PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD MEETING!!
The proposed plan includes: at least 11 parking garages, a shopping center, a corporate retreat/conference center, overnight lodging, a second new marina in the Marine Stadium Lagoon, and a massive, fully lighted sports [...]Continue Reading →
The City of Miami Waterfront Advisory Board unanimously rejected by 11-0 the final proposed Virginia Key Master Plan at the June 9 meeting at Miami City Hall.
In a motion made in the affirmative asking for approval of the plan, each of the members present voted “No.” Two members who had said they would vote [...]Continue Reading →
Well, well, well! What an interesting meeting at the City of Miami Waterfront Advisory Board last night. The subject matter? The noxious Virginia Key Master Plan and its loads of concrete being pushed by EDSA and the City’s leadership. In what was expected to be a greased acceptance by Waterfront Board members, a surprising turnabout [...]Continue Reading →
Congratulations to the residents of Miami Dade and the City of Miami for defeating the EDSA Master Plan at the Waterfront Board last night. The UEL especially wants to thank attorney Blanca Mesa for her hard work in rallying people against this foolish plan. The forthcoming meeting at the PLanning Advisory Board on June 17 [...]Continue Reading →
Speak out at the City of Miami Waterfront Advisory Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2009, Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133
Last week, I attended the presentation of the final EDSA [...]Continue Reading →
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The final proposed Master Plan for Virginia Key was unveiled May 20 by the City of Miami’s consultants and will first go to the Miami Waterfront Advisory Board Tuesday, June 9 at 6:3O PM, Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove, [...]
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