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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Petition to stop waterfront project

There is a petition to stop The Harbour project. The petitioners would like the City of Miami to stop the giveaway of publicly owned land to private developers.

The petition states: "I object to the taking of our magnificent Bayfront land for private development as proposed by The Miami City Commission and Grove Harbor LLC. In light of the potential detrimental effects of this development and the dire need for Public Park Space In the City of Miami, I hereby request that the Miami City Commission reconsider their support for this ill conceived project."

You can see, and sign, the petition here

The Petition is addressed  to the City of Miami Mayor Thomas Regalado, City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, City Of Miami Commssioner Francis Suarez, City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones,  City of Miami Commissioner Willy Gort, The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott,

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


See, this is something I love about the Grapevine. I would have never known about or i would have heard about this petition too late without you posting about it. This blog is one of the few places to keep up with events in the Grove both trivial and momentous. It creates something that the local politicians and developers fear. An informed voter.
I wonder how much different the Grove would be if we had had this kind of centralized place for information and opinions about current Grove issues back in the 80's-90's.

Thanks for dealing with the headaches this blog must cause you and thanks for coming back.

Christopher Neil

July 30, 2013 11:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Why is it not also addressed to Sarnoff?

July 30, 2013 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope there's something besides a petition planned to show opposition to this project. Generally speaking, petitions are useless.

July 30, 2013 12:58 PM  
Anonymous James Willoughby said...

Dire need for public park space? We have Kennedy Park and Peacock Park on either side of this project. I can see the need for oversite and have questions about the project myself, but don't pretend that there is a lack of public parks in the Grove. Besides, last I looked people were not going to Wynwood or Brickell because of their great public parks. If you want the area to thrive we need new retail and make the center grove an easier place to do business. But doing things to make it easier to attract business (like later last calls) only upset the Not In My Backyard crew, the same people who are upset about this project.

July 30, 2013 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Robby Robb said...

We can attract locally based business into the area without literally parceling off our historic landscape to the highest bidder. People aren't going to venture all the way into the Grove to soak up the quaint flavor and unique ambience of a Shula's Steakhouse any more than they're going to flock to Cocowalk to marvel at Miami's most majestic Tervis tumbler store. And, no offense to the good descendents of Argentina, but how many pricey churrascarias per square mile are we required to have by state law?

As for addressing the petition to Sarnoff, at this point it would be a waste of 1's and 0's. Unfortunately, petitions do usually end up worth less than the paper they're no longer printed on, but the one saving grace about our system is that this plan is forced to come up to a public vote on November 4.
*For memory's sake that's the day after the Great Grove Bed Race.*

The last, most effective way to show opposition is to keep your voter ID handy and remember to use your lunch hour wisely that day.

I also want to thank Mr. Falco for his tireless work in keeping us informed. The Grapevine is an invaluable Grove resource.

[Shameless Cross-Promotional Plug: There is also a Facebook page at for those who'd like to get more information on this topic without the slightest burden of objectivity.]

August 18, 2013 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was advised that Coral Gables was merely expanding through CG into the Bay & she added that her group had 7-B for this 15 year project, part of which included dredging out for mega yachts.

August 19, 2013 4:39 PM  

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