Parking spots being added at the Horseshoe area
The job is slated to begin on April 10, it was a pocket item by Commissioner Sarnoff not mentioned before the City Commission and not voted on, although I doubt that would have made a difference. I received a complaint from someone about the public not being notified ahead of time. I am not sure why this is an issue, other than it's the law, which I guess is a big reason to notify people. But I hardly think it would have stopped the project, after all, street parking is always welcome in Coconut Grove.
The feeling is that the spaces are being put in for the new Glass House Restaurant - The Eating House. And what if they are? They are needed.
The fire department rejected this plan because they cannot get through there in case of fire. But what would be on fire down at the horseshoe? A tree? Maybe the Sailing Club is at risk, I heard it is going to be hard for boats and large trucks to navigate that turn but I honestly don't see any real changes there except for the extra parking.
I'm sure the project will be built then rebuilt and reconfigured after the fact, so that firetrucks and boats can get down there. Do it three or four times - that's the Miami way.
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