Chip in Rachel Carson Preserve
Lower Village – Kennebunk, ME
Here are some images from Wednesday’s CMB meeting at the MBCC Flamingo room Hall C …
Plans were presented form both sides – Portman and Tishman/SoBeACE, followed by an audience Q&A. It started at 7pm, ended at 10pm, peacefully and it seemed to go somewhat well. I think the residents were just a little weary of another large (city) funded project and the unwanted “Vegas” potential (goal?) in the vision of some of their plans. It was also good to hear so many locals relay their concern about the Jackie Gleason (currently run by LiveNation) and why it wansn’t incorporated in any of the plans (maybe as a plan-b?). Let hope they come around and begin to listen to what the majority (?) of the residents have to say. Oh, and it should be pretty clear that we enjoy Cirque Solieil (BIG $$$) when they visit/preform, but that doesn’t mean we need them on a year-round solo (profit) basis, we like our own version of variety here on Miami Beach.
… more in-depth story to follow later. (comparing note/angles with others that were there). Stay tuned!
and happened to run across a group of Amish (Mennonites? from Sarasota?) waiting for a trip on a glass bottom boat, named Fury!
Great time had by all, and the Green Parrot was packed … again! I think the Key West Art Festival (l*me) was going on too? oof.
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Please mark your “calendars“. Next community meeting (us/them) – 2/27/13 (Wednesday)
The full schedule of meetings, most of which start at 6 p.m., is as follows:
• Feb. 27: MBCC > Flamingo Ballroom 4, Hall C Entrance – “to identify guiding principles for the master plan based on community input.”
• Feb. 28: MBCC > Flamingo Ballroom 4, Hall C Entrance, city commission workshop.
• March 27: MBCC > Flamingo Ballroom 4, Hall C Entrance, city commission workshop and public meeting with 3D diagrams that will show scale.
May 13/May 15: Location not determined, city commission meeting to vet completed master plans and terms of proposed letters of interest. June 5: City commission chamber, commission meeting to select the final proposer.
*special thanx to South Florida Business Journal (blog) website.