Venetian Way alliance to meet Tuesday; huge Watson Island project tops neighborhood concerns

The Venetian Way Neighborhood Alliance, a consortium of island organizations that ranges from Biscayne Island on the west to Belle Isle on the east, holds its annual meeting Tuesday.

Topic No. 1 is the fight against Flagstone, the huge project proposed to be built on Watson Island that would include a megayacht marina, a hotels, shops and restaurants.

The Belle Isle Residents Association in February voted to contribute $1,000 to the legal fight against the proposed development.

An organization called the Coalition Against Causeway Chaos, led by Roger Craver, Stephen Herbits and Sharon Kirby Wayne are leading that effort. They have sued the city of Miami, seeking to stop the project.

Flagstone is one of several important issues that will be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at 1000 Venetian Way on Biscayne Island. Other topics:

  — Plans for the expected development of the former Miami Herald property, now owned by casino developers Genting.

— Plans for the west Venetian bridge repairs and renovation, which is expected to begin around June 1, as well as information on the east bridge lockdown and the impact of the change to SunPass.

— Electing leaders for 2015.

 

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