History

1996 

  • The UEL was formed to oppose AA Arena

1998

  • Successfully advocated for revival of Bicentennial Park in response to Marlins stadium plans there
  • Held candlelight vigils which drew public attention to the newly discovered Miami Circle

1999 

  • Led the coalition which saved Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, an African American heritage site

2000

  • Jointly hosted Bicentennial Park workshops to develop principles for smart waterfront design

2001

  • Engaged in Bicentennial Park public charrettes and design workshops

2003

  • Successfully advocated against construction of a high rise on public waterfront land Parcel B

2004-2006

  • Led a coalition to maintain the urban development boundary line

2007

  • Held a testimonial dinner and initial session for a Virginia Key Master Plan

2009

  • Led the coalition effort for an alternative Master Plan for Virginia Key to that pushed by EDSA

2010

  • Achieved unanimous approval from the City for alternative and consensus Virginia Key Master Plan

2014 

  • Joined effort stopping Beckham’s MLS stadium from being located as a wall on the waterfront on Parcel B

2015 

  • Joined in successfully advocating for legislation deleting giant billboard towers from Miami21

 

 

 

 

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