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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Regatta Park public input meeting

The city is holding the first of three meetings this week regarding the new Regatta Park.Grovite Bill Brothers took these great photos of the Expo Center as it was being demolished. It was a long process, a little came down each day, it was amazing how large the center looked as it was dismantled, it didn't seem as large when it was up and in once piece, but as it came down, the size of the structure really made itself apparent.

You can click on the photos to make them open larger and you can get a better view that way.

The Regatta Park meeting is at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 29.

Now that the Expo Center is finally coming down, the city would like to take this opportunity  to receive public input for the future of Regatta Park. 

On the agenda:
Current Status
Public Input
Wrap-Up / Next Steps

This meeting is the first of three meetings that will be held.  The first meeting will serve to receive public input, the second meeting will serve to summarize all findings and the third meeting will serve to present the results of the public process.   

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And when will Sarnoff tell us what it's going to be?

January 28, 2014 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarnoff will let you know what he's going to build here once these farce meetings are over with.

January 28, 2014 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, now that the building is down I never really realized how huge that space was. It makes for a more enjoyable drive when you're going down Bayshore now with the open views.

January 28, 2014 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just about every neighborhood park in Miami has tested positive for Toxic Soil from the ash of the Old Smokey Incinerator. You have to wonder when the soil beneath the former Dinner Key Expo Center will reveal! After all, it was used as a naval base since WWl and as the Pan American Terminal for the Clipper Flying Boats for decades.

January 28, 2014 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new park should provide a nice view to Shula's Parc Tower and allow us to give over the rest of Peacock Park to St. Stephens.

Astro Turf can remediate any past pollution problems.

January 28, 2014 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like everything else in Miami city hall politics the project will line the pockets of whoever Sarnoff chooses. Have you seen the cartoon like and extravagant state of Blanche park recently? Compare it to other parks. How much has he spent per square foot on that park? Compare that to Elisabeth Virrick park in the same period. By the way on another note Acropolis Greek Taverna was paying $3,000 per month to Sarnoff's BID on top of rent for parking, a fund which has been used in the past to award grants and fund projects by favored friends. Is Coconut Grove being run by the mob?

January 29, 2014 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, of course, sure, the Grove is being run by Sarnoff, the mob & the Cardinal Cabal Society!

January 29, 2014 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call the listing agent for former Acropolis space and Sarnoff's BID wants $3,000 parking extortion fee per month to let them open. Otherwise you have to be a member of the family and friends program. Let truth ring.

January 30, 2014 1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the amounts paid to the BID for parking by Grove businesses available for the public to see? I'm curious to know how much Greenstreet's, LuLu and Calamari's pay and how the fees are calculated. Acropolis had parking in back of their restaurant for a dozen or so parking spaces already whereas these other restaurants have none.

January 30, 2014 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tom, How about a FOIA request on this issue?

January 31, 2014 1:52 PM  

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