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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Update on the Grove waterfront

Notes from the Waterfront Implementation Committee:

Regatta Park mitigation and construction update: 
CIP (Capital Improvements Program) Assistant Director Jeovanny Rodriguez stated that DERM has required more testing. the City expects about 300 cubic yards of contaminated soil from areas that used to service airplanes and an old service/maintenance area for the City GSA. Since there was only one park construction bid from the original RFP that was not able to be negotiated, new bids went out, the lowest bidder is in the process of being selected, and a contract will be executed as procurement proceeds. This is still under the cone of silence.

Dinner Key Dockmaster building update: 
CIP Assistant Director Jeovanny Rodriguez stated that the project is almost completed. He expects a CO to be issued by mid March. The committee will try to have a future meeting at the new building.

Preliminary planning of the Regatta Park ramp, dockage, and launch arm: 
CIP Senior Project Manager Maria Pineda, TY Lin marine engineering firm representative, and Robert Weinreib of the Implementaion Committee were given a tour of the US Sailing Center site, the Coconut Grove Sailing Club site, and the Marine Stadium site by Gary Bode of US Sailing during the race events taking place at all three sites. The permitting is expected to be the most complex part of the project and most time consuming. A preliminary design will be discussed at next month’s meeting. Because of the time frame for the Miami International Boat Show using the Marine Stadium site next year, Regatta Park might have to take up some of the Marine Stadium race boats.

Permanent Channel Markers for Grove Harbour Dock expansion: 
the Waterfront Advisory Board and the Coconut Grove Implementation Committee have tried to get a timeline of when the required channel markers will be in place. We will continue to try to move the permanent channel markers installation forward.

The Coconut Grove Waterfront Implementation Committee is having its next meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 pm at City Hall (3500 Pan American Drive). 

On the agenda:


1. Regatta Park mitigation and construction update: 

2. Preliminary planning of the Regatta Park ramp, dockage, and launch arm: 

3. Dinner Key Dockmaster building update:

4. Permanent Channel Markers for Grove Harbour Dock expansion:

5. New business:

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Abigail DuBéarn said...

Grove Bay developers should be paying rent to store construction materials on City Park land next to the waterfront. For how long are they going to use the public land to store their materials? These funds should go directly to an immediate project to DECONTAMINATE REGATTA PARK.

March 10, 2015 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the original RFP that was not able to be negotiated, new bids went out, the lowest bidder is in the process of being selected, and a contract will be executed as procurement proceeds. This is still under the cone of silence."

..... under the cone of $$$$$$ilence...

March 10, 2015 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

300 cubic yards of contaminated soil should be very easy to remove, that can be an area of 30 feet by 30 feet and 3 feet deep. You can take care of that in a couple of hours with a dozen dudes and shovels from Home Depot's lot.

March 10, 2015 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:33pm Actually 300 CU' should be approximately 42' X 42' X 4'7"

March 11, 2015 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

300 cubic yards is more than that. It's closer to 50 ft x 50 ft x 3ft. That would take a while to move by hand.

March 11, 2015 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"300 cubic yards is more than that. It's closer to 50 ft x 50 ft x 3ft. That would take a while to move by hand."

It can be done. The laborious and courageous workers of the City of Miami are proving it: with a few machines and trucks they have moved almost as much as that in a couple blocks, and it's taking them less than 10 years on 27th Av!

March 11, 2015 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the problem was in front of Marc Sarnoff's house he would have gotten City workers to get the mess removed in one day.

March 11, 2015 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These posts are getting obnoxious with the chronic commenters. There's the person obsessed about RFP's, the blame Sarnoff group, and now the nubies who found road construction a useful bit of fodder.

How about something positive?

March 11, 2015 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How about something positive? "

You're positively dumb, saying absolutely nothing about the specific subject.

March 11, 2015 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@6:32

"You're positively dumb"

Was that post sent from Grove Elementary or Carver?

March 11, 2015 7:07 PM  

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