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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, FL 33133 on its fast-track approval process to the City Commission by June 25, 2009. BE THERE!
Hit on this link to see the plan. Hiking and biking trails and wildlife observation decks show up but it’s also packed with dozens of sports fields with stadium lights near turtle nesting areas, parking garages to accommodate thousands of vehicles, a conference center, “dormitories” a huge “specialty restaurant,” and other intensive commercial activities, including a shopping area.
Is this what the public wants for our last wild, green open space? Is this right for this 1,000-acre environmentally fragile island in Biscayne Bay, home of the Bill Sadowski Critical Wildlife Area. Does the plan reflect the public input provided at numerous public meetings, where the request was for "less is more" on Virginia Key?
If you don't like what you see, here's what you can do:
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
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