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Monday, November 26, 2018

Developer has plans for Village West

Drone Integrated Animation by Artistic Visions, LLC of Grand Plaza

Get ready for passenger drones, or not.

There is a new plan to build 13 buildings including a hotel, offices and micro-unit apartment buildings in Village West, all low-rise - five stories are planned. A new developer to the Grove, Metronomic, Inc., bought up the land and has plans, including the passenger drones. This multi-block project is called Grand Plaza.

The land has been sitting for years, waiting for something to be done and there have been law suits preventing any movement.

Metronomic has plans for a boutique hotel across from CVS at the former car wash/gas station location, ground has already been broken for that. And they purchased the parking lot next to Greenstreet on Commodore Plaza, with plans for some sort of structure, there, too.

The Herald has the whole story here.

But things may not move so fast. Neighbors and activists are concerned that District Commission Ken Russell and Mayor Francis Suarez knew about the sale of the land well before the Historic Preservation Designation Appeals and the redoing of the NCD2. Neighbors want to stop over-development.

Did they know about this and not share the knowledge with the community? 

"This raises serious questions about why the push for NCD 2 passage when the Village West Bahamian/African-American Black Community has not been adequately engaged nor understands its impact. Could it be that the politicians and the private sector understand the impact of NCD 2 and it is part of their plan for the future of Village West? Where are the traffic studies and the artist renderings that would normally support something like an NCD 2 proposal. What actually is going on? Where are the promised Community meetings focused only on NCD 2?" says Frank Schnidman, land use attorney who has recently been involved with the NCD and wooden house issues in Village West.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

Where is all the parking for all these units? Has it escaped the builders that people need parking? I would prefer to move myself around, not wait for a supposed drone to do it! How can the city allow this? Anne MacDonald Korth

November 26, 2018 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally! This project will help revitalize a blighted few blocks of slums and ignite rejuvenation all the way down Grand Ave. I think a Wynwood Yard type of facility in place of a farmers' market would be very successful. Very excited about this development.

November 27, 2018 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

In response to the first post, I read that they will be building underground parking to accommodate vehicle parking.

November 27, 2018 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parking From Ken Russell's Proposal:
Parking requirements may be reduced by 100% for buildings of less than 10,000 sqft. 50% for buildings in a transit corridor.

December 03, 2018 9:55 AM  

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