You just can't have anything nice
This Boat Show looks like it will be more of a menace than anything. The residents who complained about destruction of the fragile area were right on with their assessment. This was only the first step in dealing with the Boat Show project. What next - knock down the whole Marine Stadium because it's in the way, too? The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which operates the Boat Show claims that the boat show, which is planned for February 11-15, 2016, is "risking the loss of $600 million in economic activity and 55,000 middle-class Florida jobs." They need to apparently destroy Virginia Key to accomplish that.
The over-development and non-stop building and digging and destroying is doing the county in. The quality of life goes down little by little daily. All based on greed.
The City of Key Biscayne has been grappling with the issue for months now, mostly about traffic, but they did call them out about the environmental destruction.
What's ironic about this is that for years, we've been trying to get a window cut into the mangroves at Peacock Park so that there is a water view, the same with Kennedy Park and here, the city is doing back flips over the Miami International Boat show because they have big bucks, where we have nothing to offer them.
I think the city should tell the boat show to take a hike, find another area to sell boats.
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