Miami Beach

Venetian Causeway residents take aim at media towers

Remember the 30-story-hight Times Square-like media towers proposed for the eastern end of the Venetian Causeway near the Arsht Center?

Those plans appear dead for now, mainly because the developer behind the project bailed out on purchasing land from McClatchy Newspapers that surrounds The Miami Herald building and abuts the Arsht Center. But the city of Miami zoning rules that would have allowed the towers are still in place. And a group of neighborhood activists, led by Venetian Causeway resident Barbara Bisno and including Belle Isle Homeowner Association board member Herb Frank, have banded together to take action to prevent signs like the proposed towers — which would have been visible for a couple of miles, from being built.

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