I’m deeply concerned that politics is getting in the way of a historic moment where the community, the city and a developer have all worked together to create a beautiful vision for Ocean Terrace. I want to clarify the facts:
- This ballot question will not affect other areas of the Beach, only the two blocks between Collins and Ocean Terrace and 73rd to 75th Streets.
- These two blocks could never become another Sunny Isles concrete canyon. There area has two parks and single family homes.
- The city and state have analyzed the FAR increase and it actually decreases traffic. The existing properties have no parking, which creates congestion as people circle the block looking for parking and trucks unload on Collins. The proposal will create over 230 parking spaces and an off-street loading zone.
- We will not lose Miami Beach’s unique character. Every building is historic and requires the Historic Preservation Board’s approval. The low scale walkable retail feeling of Collins Avenue is maintained.
We have waited more than 20 years for this. Please vote YES on 54.
Richard Hull, president, Normandy Shores HOA,
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