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SAVE THE LAST WATERFRONT IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI
The last privately-held WATERFRONT land located in Downtown Miami (from NE 15th Street South to the Inter-Continental Hotel) is at risk of having 2 mega-structrure high-rise condos over 62+ stories EACH...2 times the height of other SHORELINE buildings in this specific area and will create 2 times the population in a 1 block area...the impact to the Historic Venetian Causeway with additional and overflow traffic is to be SEVERE. This shoreline property is owned by the Miami Herald which intends to move out of Miami, keeping only the smaller printing press building at its present location. There is a 99-year Lease signed by the Herald in 1958...making it "UP" in approximately 2057. So how can the Herald move? What about the jobs? If the Miami Herald builds on their acquired land in Broward County, will they then be "The Broward Herald"? The Terra Group is poised to build on this magnificent and last WATERFRONT land which faces East to South Beach, the Port of Miami, and directly on our natural "swimming pool", Biscayne Bay...but only if they get the Zoning Board to change, at their request, the zoning code from the now existing C-2 (MAX 120 FEET) to their request of SD-6 (the sky's the limit!). Most of us, NATIVES, and non-natives, are fascinated and are pleased to see the growth in Downtown Miami...BUT, limits must be placed on disappearing WATERFRONT/SHORELINE property so key to Downtown Miami in this specific area...to place towers of such height on this particular shoreline is creating the WALL we do not want to forever create the curtain blocking our direct scenic visibility to the Bay and from Biscayne Bay to that city area and the new Performing Arts Center. The project is completely out of scale to this location.

TO OPPOSE, ATTEND THE ZONING BOARD MEETING:
08MAY - MONDAY - 7P
City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami (Coconut Grove)

You DO NOT have to live in downtown Miami...be there FOR the "Jewel by the Bay", The Magic City. Bring friends. People from ALL Miami neighborhoods should show concern...it's your City. You get ONE OPPORTUNITY to show concern. You do not have to speak, just be there. Keep in mind that former City Planners had it right by placing the existing zoning code (MAX 120 FEET HEIGHT)...they were visionaries comprehending the ramifications to the shoreline. There is no objection to the growth progress in the core of Biscayne Boulevard, OFF of the SHORELINE. The Miami Herald WATERFRONT land in question is NOT the same project as the other Terra high-rise project one block away on Biscayne Blvd. (the Boulevard Shops and parking lot areas)...the project in question is on the existing WATERFRONT lands where the Miami Herald now sits.
 
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