Message to Eye on Miami readers: SDM will be taking a look at the development plans for the Palmetto Bay Village Center (a.k.a., the old Burger King Property) before they come up for a vote next time. We thought the objections to the plan were over-the-top given its scope, but we understand our duty here and will review the concept as objectively as we can.Message to South Dade Matters: You had better look at the EAR now! SDM: Wasn't Silver given property or perks in another area to make up for the Parks and Recreation zoning on the property near the Bay? I seem to remember him getting something (why sould he agree to it otherwise) for the change so I don't think he can claim a taking, especially since that is the zoning now. I understand the property is degraded but it is not ruined, there remains many environmental elements. Thank you for getting back to me SDM.
P.S. People should know that a charette is not a legal meeting. It is like a screening of a pilot TV show: People give their opinions. Nothing is binding.
I am still an inquiring mind and I still want to know what is going on.