Say NO to another mega-tower in Brickell.

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Say NO to another mega-tower in Brickell.

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Megan Tamaccio started this petition to Commissioner, District 2 Ken Russell and

The waterfront along Brickell Bay Drive between SE 14th and 15th Street is well known to residents and visitors alike. We all love this stretch of green space along the Bay where people run, exercise, walk their dogs and just hang out with friends and family. We enjoy this area because it is an oasis in the middle of all the high rises that has low level buildings that allow for broad open views and a sense of air and space that Miami 21 protected by zoning this area for a maximum building height of 12 floors. 

But now, the owner of the famous Arquitectonica designed building at 240 SE 14th Street (the funky red ziggurat across the street from the Jade) has applied for a rezoning of that property so that a 60 floor mega-tower could be built on that site. They have somehow convinced certain city staffers that there was a mistake in zoning and the proposal was brought before the city planning board on January 6th. A good number of concerned residents of the area were able to come to the meeting and be heard, and happily the planning board voted to DENY the rezoning of this site citing that they did not believe that there was a mistake in the Miami 21 zoning of this area. However, the building owner still plans to push this to the City Commissioners and try to have it decided at that level.

We are asking you to sign this petition to let our Commissioners and Mayor Regalado know that you are opposed to the rezoning of this property and DO NOT want another mega tower built. Especially on this site where it would destroy the character of this special neighborhood with a 60 story monolith casting shadows over us all.

We have all been living though this latest round of real estate development and know that the traffic in this area is unbearable with up to 15-20 minute wait times to cross Brickell Ave during rush hour, especially now that construction of the Echo Brickell building has begun. And the noise and air pollution are equally burdensome, let alone all of the construction waste that regularly washes out into Biscayne Bay.  Now they want to add to all these problems by building another tower!

Please help us by signing this petition and sharing it with your friends and associates so that they can add their name to our numbers. Thanks for helping to keep the Brickell waterfront a nice place to visit and live.

Here is a link to the Miami 21 zoning that clearly shows it was their intention to leave this area zoned T6-8-R

http://www.miami21.org/PDFs/FinalDocuments/MiamiAtlas-AsAdopted.pdf

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This petition had 465 supporters