City Commission approves The Harbour project
A few citizens spoke, some in favor, some against, but in the end, the voters will decide. It seems as if the voters are in favor of the project, only because not many people came out to speak against it. Apathy or do they like the project?
One concern is the parking garage. While it is believed to be huge (over 200,000 square feet), it will have parking for less than 500 cars. Is that enough? If the project brings in the current amount of people visiting Scotty's and the Marina now, it would work, but it is believed and of course hoped that it will bring in masses of people.
With three restaurants, it's not uncommon to have 75 to 100 people working at any given busy period. So that could be 300 cars right there in just restaurant employees, what about the retail employees?
Of course traffic is a major concern and congestion may be the norm in the Grove once the project is complete. Of course a great idea would be to bring the trolley right to the project, which would alleviate a lot of congestion.
Some residents would like nothing on the land there and would love it to revert back to parkland. I don't see that happening, but again, the vote is in November, so it's up to voters to decide the fate of Coconut Grove's waterfront now.
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