Everyone is excited about the beautiful vision of the GreenLink, a lineal park for pedestrians and cyclists along US 1/Metrorail. Sorry to burst the bubble, but FPL and the State of Florida are moving forward together on a drastically different vision for the same land. It’s FPL’s “Eastern preferred corridor” for high voltage transmission lines supported by Industrial grade poles, 80-100 feet high and 4 feet in diameter. The cities of Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables and Miami have been fighting FPL’s transmission line proposal for the past four years.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection oversees the administrative proceeding, and an administrative law judge has recommended that FPL’s preferred corridor on U.S. 1 be approved. The Florida Cabinet will be reviewing that recommendation on May 15th. If you prefer the GreenLink vision to FPL’s plan for Industrial poles and transmission lines, contact the governor’s office at 850-488-4441 or FLgov.com.
Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard