Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne Council moving forward with dog park, civic center plans

The Key Biscayne Village Council is moving forward with its plans for a multi-purpose civic center park and permanent dog park.

In late October, the Council chose Stantec, a consulting firm that designed some of the village’s streets and bridges, to design a multipurpose park at 530 Crandon Blvd. and a dog park on the north end of the Village Green.

During the Council meeting earlier this week, the village approved a professional services agreement giving Stantec the green light to develop the programming and site plans for both projects. The consulting firm will meet with the dog park committee and Council members to come up with the programming and site plan for the dog park. The design fee for both parks is not to exceed $50,000.

Plans for a dog park in Key Biscayne have been in the making for more than five years. Programming and site plans for the dog park and multi-purpose civic center will be submitted by March 1.

“I want to start calendaring things so things move along efficiently,” Mayor Mayra Lindsay said.

The site plans and programming for both projects will be submitted at the same time, but construction will take place independently.

“It’s up to Council to decide what to do first,” Village Manager John Gilbert said.

In other business:

▪ The Council approved the purchase or lease of four police cars, emergency equipment and window treatments for an amount not to exceed $130,000.

▪ The Council directed the village manager to issue two requests for for proposals to resurface the Village Green park. The first request would be to regrade and sod with natural grass the south end of the park. The second request would be to resurface the north end of the Village Green with artificial turf.

▪ The Council approved an LED street lighting project on Harbor Drive and West Mashta Drive.