reached between Quayside, area residents
County commissioners have allowed Quayside Development Group to
continue using Northeast 108th Street on the south side of North
Bayshore Drive as an entrance to townhouses that the group is developing.
on Northeast 108th Street asked the commission last week to honor
a 1979 covenant between Quayside and the commission protecting them
from disturbances from construction work.
covenant was made to protect our streets from the hungry mouths
of condo developers," Northeast 108th Street resident Eduardo
Bertot told commissioners.
Chair Gwen Margolis moved to grant Quayside's request with
restrictions. The original covenant would be modified for one year
from the time a construction permit is granted.
portion of a wall damaged by Quayside in order to create an entrance
to the property along the southside of North Bayshore Drive and
facing the backyards of Northeast 108th Street residents must be
repaired and replaced, while the entire length of the wall must
be painted, Ms. Margolis said.
workers must also replace damaged foliage, she said, and landscaping
must be added along the wall to give the area a better appearance.
trucks cannot be backed up or parked in streets and won't be allowed
to go through the neighborhood on weekends, Ms. Margolis said. Development
staff are to be appointed to direct truck traffic during hours when
children in the neighborhood would be traveling to and from school,
Hollo, president of Quayside Development Group and owner of the
property, said his company had not violated the covenant because
it was using the area of North Bayshore Drive that crosses Northeast
108th a public right-of-way as an entrance for construction
equipment and vehicles to build the 21-townhouse community. He said
the only access to his property is through the public right-of-way.
trucks," Mr. Hollo said, "cannot go through the private
roads of Quayside because they only have an 18-foot right-of-way."
Hollo said doing so would damage the environment in Quayside.
Natacha Seijas Millan referred to Mr. Hollo's concern for his property
and residents' concern for children in the vicinity of concrete
trucks and machinery making trips through their neighborhood.
limbs will have to be cut off. Limbs will grow back; children won't,"
Ms. Millan said.
Hollo's attorney said Mr. Hollo would be responsible and cautious
concerning the safety of children in the neighborhood.