If you have time and interest this weekend, check out efforts by citizens, civic activists and land use planners to create a unique linear park in one of the most under-served areas of the county. Their plan depends on cooperation by one of America's biggest hedge funds, Fortress Capital whose top shareholders will never fume, stuck in rush hour traffic on Bird Road, or Coral Way, or Kendall Drive.
Fortress is the owner of FECI (Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.) with plans to turn long-dormant properties into the same sprawl quagmire that defines the ring suburbs of Miami-Dade.
Note the family picnic this weekend at AD Barnes Park and the Monday, March 9th charrette meeting at South Miami High School at 6PM.
Residents -- taxpayers, too -- are hoping that the state legislature will understand the importance of investing for citizens by buying out the entire Ludlam Trail property. E-N-T-I-R-E. Message to state legislators? Do something good for a change.