Comments on: Mega-project due fast city, state action http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/mega-project-due-fast-city-state-action/ The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:04:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/mega-project-due-fast-city-state-action/#comment-3416 Thu, 08 May 2014 15:28:20 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22082#comment-3416 The up-front demands from the State Board of Trustees makes me think Tony Soprano has left New Jersey to set up shop in Tallahassee. As for Flagler Development’s “Island Gardens,” the city and state should have required more iconic structures for the last piece of great public land left in SoFla. “Destination Architecture” it isn’t. Where’s our Burj Al Arab? This ain’t it. Perhaps the only good thing that might come out of this is that Flagler defaults yet once again and the site falls into hands more visionary and with deeper pockets.

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By: DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/mega-project-due-fast-city-state-action/#comment-3415 Thu, 08 May 2014 15:26:49 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22082#comment-3415 The up-front demands from the State Board of Trustees makes me think Tony Soprano has left New Jersey to set up shop in Tallahassee. As for Flagler Development’s “Island Gardens,” the city and state should have required more iconic structures for the last piece of great public land left in SoFla. “Destination Architecture” is isn’t. Where’s our Burj Al Arab? This ain’t it. Perhaps the only good thing that might come out of this is that Flagler defaults yet once again and the site falls into hands more visionary and with deeper pockets.

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By: Steve Hagen http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/05/07/mega-project-due-fast-city-state-action/#comment-3414 Thu, 08 May 2014 15:21:13 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=22082#comment-3414 What needs to be the focus of this discussion is what tangible do the residents of Miami get out this last bit of prime bayfront land and baybottom beside lease payments and some concrete to walk on around the building.

Why cant the Miami Commission commit the lease fees collected to be dedicated exclusively to builing more parks and maintaing the waterfront parks we have? Lets assure the residents of Miami that forever our waterfront will recieve the funds it deserves and that excess funds be used to create parks in the 80% of our City that has no parks. We need to make progress in achieveing that goal as stated in the Parks Master Plan.

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