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Public Meetings Will Shape the Future of Miami Beach’s Convention Center Hotel and 6th Street Corridor

July 8, 2016 by Sean McCaughan


Two intriguing public meetings are coming up in Miami Beach for citizens, neighbors, NIMBYs, YIMBYs, activists, and amateur (or not so amateur) architects and urban planners. On Monday, Miami Beach City Government is holding a public forum in the city hall commission chamber requesting residents’ input on the planned Convention Center Hotel. An earlier version of the hotel, planned for a location adjacent to the new convention center, was defeated in a voter referendum, so it’s back to the drawing board, and this time with hopefully better results.

On July 21, a community meeting will look at ways to improve the semi-desolate, messy, and well, sometimes downright dumpy 6th Street, in South Beach. Just north of the main thoroughfare of 5th Street, 6th is a transition between slightly higher density commercial buildings to the low-scale, leafy, garden apartment blocks of the Flamingo Park neighborhood. It’s being organized by city activist Michael DeFillipi, at Plant Theory.


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