See Fred Grimm's article today about a development on a spoil island in Dumbfounding Bay: Even millionaires worry about developers encroaching on the neighborhood. He says:
No, this wasn’t about a sidewalk. Not really. This was about our American way of life. Or at least our South Florida way of life, which entails fending off hurricanes, pythons, flesh-eating zombies and developers intent on building something overbearing next door.
Next door, in this case, would be the next island over.
Island Estates contains 21 waterfront homes on a fill island in Dumfoundling Bay, a fat bulge in the Intracoastal Waterway between Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach. Residents of what the court documents describe as South Island contend that they were deceived by the project’s developer who also owns another nearby fill island, aka North Island, which contains nine empty acres. Developers, of course, regard nine empty acres in the vicinity of Biscayne Bay as utterly untenable, an itch that must be scratched.
Except that the only way to get from North Island to the mainland would be a two-lane bridge onto the brick-trimmed road that dissects Island Estates down the middle.
Homeowners claim that when they bought their waterfront homes on Island Estates, developer Gary Cohen had promised that North Island would become “Casas de Oro,” an even pricier subdivision with just 17 homes on 16,000-square-foot lots.
|Here is what the developer NOW has planned for the Island. No fair. I hope the rich people prevail in court.|
|Sadly, there will be no vista's left in Miami Dade County. The beauty of America, as we see it, will be the turned into the American Wet Dream Mall/Theme Park that I wrote about on Friday. |
|Greynold's Miami Dade County Park Yesterday|
Mr. Mayor don't say people want malls and theme parks. Here are people playing touch football in the park. There was a wedding going on in one of the picnic shelters at the same time. People want greenspace.