Did you know that Bill Johnson, one of the Port Directors (yes we have two), wants to install dozens of massive LED billboards on Dodge Island aimed at tourists and residents using the MacArthur Causeway?
And in West Miami I heard that they have a new sign ordinance in the works:
- 35 feet tall (that's the height of a 2-story building)
- 500 feet apart (along 8th Street, that's 1 billboard per city block)!!!! That means from 57 Ave. to 67 Ave. there could be 10 billboards just on our side of 8th St.
- maximum of 300 square feet sign area (remember there's 2 sides per billboard). That means a possible 25 ft x 12 ft sign, times 2.
All of this would be just like the existing monster, flashing and blinking with LED color and digital reading copy and physical movement. Picture these all along 67 Ave from Coral Way to 8th St., all along 57 Ave from 8th St to 16 St, all along 8th St from 57 Ave to 67 Ave, and if the annexation petition is approved, continuing to 71 Ave.
Won't Coral Gables love what their neighbor is proposing?