Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wildlife Abounds in Our Coastal Wetlands...For Now. Guest Blog By Concerned in Cutler Bay

I took this picture off SW 184 Street and Old Cutler Road of a Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill spotted at coastal wetlands restoration off SW 184 st and Old Cutler Rd.

How appropriate to have a nine acre strip mall up to four stories tall looming over these wetlands  on already traffic packed Old Cutler Rd? Yet the Cutler Bay Council will soon decide if the change of zoning the developer wants will allow this rape of our few remaining open lands to go forth.


Anonymous said...

Same issues with Biscayne Bay surrounding Virginia Key. A massive commercial development including a Convention Center for the Boat Show and shopping centers, parking garages, etc..next to the Critical Wildlife Area.
When will it end?

"A proposal scheduled to be heard Thursday by Miami city commissioners would generate $121 million of investment near the desolate city-owned Miami Marine Stadium, the Daily Business Review has learned.

The proposal would be mostly paid for by a $105 million financing package put together by Atlanta-based real estate investment firm TPA Group LLC, with a minority stake from a newly formed venture, Expo-Miami Inc., backed by attorney and charter school founder Manuel Alonso-Poch.

A 121,000-square-foot convention center, several acres of landscaped outdoor expo space, a 400-space parking garage and a 280-rack boat and jet ski storage facility are planned.

The proposal suggests the expo center would include permanent retail space for restaurants and marine-focused tenants. The convention center and expo space would be operated by the Miami Heat Group, which already runs a large events and convention business at the American Airlines Arena, and Expo-Miami.

The city would offer a 98-year lease to allow development on the public parcel and collect a small percentage of gross revenues generated by subleasing the indoor convention center and outdoor expo grounds for private events, charging for boat storage and collecting parking fees. Financial calculations estimate the city could expect rents of $590,000 in 2018, for example, from some $20.5 million in projected gross revenues.

Read more: http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/.../Miami-Marine...

Geniusofdespair said...

How about staying on subject guys!

Anonymous said...

There has long been an effort to destroy Old Cutler Road and its environs. I remember when we used to catch blue crabs there. Many many years ago, it was a favorite hunting ground for my Dad. Over the years, it has been one struggle after the other to keep this decent area in this town. But now under the watch of these people, it too may destroyed.

Anonymous said...

It's all the same subject - no respect for nature. And then everyone will wonder when it's all gone, how it happened.

youbetcha' said...

No one will notice that the area is gone.

A person has to be aware of their environment surrounding their personal space before they can miss anything.

In South Florida, it is hard to find people give a minutes thought to anything that does not pertain their own physical self and comfort.

They focus on housing, tattoos, jewelry, cars, restaurants....
They focus on anything but being good neighbors, the air they breathe, the water they drink and natural artwork that nature provides.

Our residents can't see that the things they have around them, the ones that they take for granted, will be gone when other people stop protecting the things that give them the very essence of life.