Ken Mendelsohn’s Nov. 23 letter was flattering, in that he remembers plans for a park for Brickell residents and, as such, the record on that issue can now be set straight.
Instead of leaving the property empty, the Villa Magna site was offered to the city of Miami to use as a park until we began construction.
The city attorney’s office, however, couldn’t find the appropriate acceptance instrument for something on a temporary basis.
On a different note, but concerning the same subject, my family foundation was very anxious to see that there would be a park on Brickell Avenue.
Thus, we aided the city in acquiring the 1814 Brickell site for this purpose. The arrangement included a proviso that our names would not be used in naming the park.
In the future, Mendelsohn, would be wise to totally investigate the record before making disparaging remarks.
Tibor Hollo, Miami