Support smart development of North Bay Village to protect our skyline, beauty and future.
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- Proposed, new condo tower would be twice as tall as any other building in North Bay Village
- Mechanical lift/valet-only parking would increase congestion and traffic
- New tower would leave Vogel Park and surrounding buildings in shadow
- The developer is requesting rezoning for all of Harbor Island to allow this sort of tower in other locations
The developer of 7914-7918 West Drive (next to Vogel Park) is seeking approval of a new zoning overlay district to increase the height and density of the proposed condo tower. If approved by the Commission on March 28th, 2017, the building could be twice as tall as any other building on Harbor Island. This opens up the concern of setting a precedent for future development in the village of taller towers, higher density, and more traffic. This would also create a 'luxury' building that rises high above the current skyline, all other buildings, and Vogel Park. That building would have mechanical lift, valet-only parking creating potential traffic congestion problems on West Drive and the Causeway for us all.
It is our opinion that at the Planning and Zoning meeting when these variances were approved, the Board was presented with incomplete information by the developer. We ask for complete and transparent information from the developer to be presented to our Commission to make a thoughtful decision that benefits us all.
This is not a question of 'develop' or 'do not develop'. It is a question of sensitive development that is in harmony with the surrounding area. It is a question of intelligent development that preserves the beauty and charm of North Bay Village for decades to come.
If you are for smart development that is in harmony with our beautiful village, please sign and help our Commission make the right decision at the meeting scheduled March 28th, 2017. Your voice is important to them and will make a difference.
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