Just as I wrote here weeks ago, Shake-A-Leg caved in and now is in favor of the Grove Bay Waterfront Project. They waited until the last minute, but Harry Horgan, President, sent out this letter. I waited until after the election as I didn't want anyone to take this nonsense seriously.
Allegedly, someone from Shake-A-Leg told a friend that they were obligated to the city because they don't have a lease and they are at the city's mercy. Here's the letter:
Shake-A-Leg Miami actively supports the Coconut Grove Waterfront Master Plan and the ballot amendment for the approval of the Grove Bay Project. The City of Miami’s Coconut Grove Waterfront Master Plan (CGWMP) is really taking shape and accomplishing its goal of connecting the different properties on the waterfront, and opening access to the bay for the general public.
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has done an excellent job getting all the stakeholders to work together to make this happen. The development of the CGWMP was a community initiative. The City of Miami hired the Sasaki Planning group to engage the neighborhood to create and approve the master plan we have today. I have been an active participant in the process and believe it has been transparent and inclusive.
The Grove Bay proposal is consistent with the Master Plan and will complement the Dinner Key Marina, and other facilities including the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Grove Harbor, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, U.S. Sailing Center, Coral Reef Yacht Club, and Shake-A-Leg Miami. It will provide greater access for the community at large to enjoy the magic of Biscayne Bay, for boaters and non-boaters alike.
Shake-A-Leg Miami endorses the project and recommends that voters vote yes and punch #400 on the ballot amendment on November 5th.
The redevelopment of the Coconut Grove Marina Project, and thus the approval of this project, is important so the renovations can begin and start attracting people and business to the area and providing greater access for children and families to enjoy beautiful Biscayne Bay.
Harry R. Horgan
Shake A Leg Miami