Should Miami Beach Build a Fire Station & Parking Garage in Flamingo Park?
The City of Miami Beach’s Neighborhoods Committee is meeting today to study a potential new fire station and parking garage in Flamingo Park at a proposal at a meeting today. The garage/station complex would go at the south end of the park where a parking lot currently exists, nearby the existing fire station, and potentially also absorb the Police Athletic League building next door. The city is looking at various design options, although they all do essentially the same thing: gobble up public park space that could go to other, more public, uses in the future. And at either 50 or 75 feet high depending on the ‘preferred alternative’ the city picks, the building would tower over the park and neighborhood around it, where zoning typically limits height to 35 feet. ‘Save Miami Beach Neighborhoods’ is opposing the project, with a petition on their website.