The West Miami commission has approved a resolution for the Garden Club project, which will include a new park at 1129 SW 66 Ave.
The Garden Club Park, which will be 100-by-100 feet, is a newly acquired property that was once residential.
The new park will consist of playground equipment, shaded structures and restroom facilities.
City Manager Yolanda Aguilar said that the Garden Club Park is needed as the city is expecting to soon have an increase in population.
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“This will accommodate expected growth with the population increase,” she said.
West Miami likely will see an increase in population thanks to new construction. The city will increase by about 1,800 people. The current population is 6,032, according to Aguilar.
The city purchased the property. The funding for its development is coming from impact fees from developers and $125,000 from grants for an estimated project amount of $270,000, she added.
Plants and native trees will be added.
“These projects are being funded by grants and impact fees without the need to use taxpayer dollars, paving the way for enhancements that will serve the community for many years,” she said.
The project could be completed next fall.
Currently the city has four parks. She also added that there are a couple of applications for projects to enhance Cooper Park and the West Miami Recreation Center with state funding programs, but it is subject to funding by the Florida Legislature.