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Where as, the already overburdened intersection has been overwhelmed by new traffic configurations for the past year and will continue
to be immersed in the Alton Road construction detours until the end of the year or longer, and
Where as, the absence of cross walks, stop signs, traffic lights or other devices at the intersections of 17th Street both a Jefferson and
Lenox Avenue are threatening to become a life-saving problem, and
Where as, the closure of the Venetian Causeway for the West bridge repairs will impact Alton and 17th Street as residents of the
Venetian Islands will need to exit the islands to the east, and
Where as, the development of the West Avenue Bridge will be moving forward in the near future, and
Where as, the proposed hotel at 17th Street and West Avenue will soon break ground, and
Where as, there is a new proposal for a mixed use project moving through the system to be developed at the Southeast corner of West
Avenue and 17th Street , and
Where as, there is a large commercial building planned for the Southeast corner of 17th and Lenox replacing a small historic home, and
Where as, the City of Miami Beach is planning a light rail corridor, and
Where as, the current and future traffic congestion, staging areas and detours will have an unprecedented impact on the quality of life for
residents and the viability of businesses in the immediate area, including Alton Road, Belle Isle, Sunset Harbor, Palm View, West
Avenue, Lincoln Road, Lower North Bay Road, and 17th Street
Therefore, Miami Beach United respectfully requests that the Mayor and City Commission authorize a planning study of current and future
conditions surrounding Alton Road and 17th Street to develop a realistic time table for permitting each of the projects and methods to
limit the impact on the surrounding community.
SIGNED ON BEHALF OF :
MIAMI BEACH UNITED, Nancy Liebman, president
VENETIAN ISLANDS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Juergen Brendel, president
LOWER NORTH BAY ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, Michael Hammon, president
SUNSET ISLANDS 3 AND 4 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, Terry Bienstock, president
BELLE ISLE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION, Scott Diffenderfer, president
PALM VIEW CIVIC LEADERS: Paul Freeman, Regine Krieger, Nisi Berryman, Peter Freiberg, Joe-Tom Easley, Michael Jarboe, Jane
Lossen, J.M. Lossen, Fred Kosters, Michael Kelly, Madeline Kelly, David Roth, Beth Craig, Eddie Gonzalez
WEST AVENUE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, Christine Flores, president
SUNSET HARBOR TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, Marilyn Freundich, president
ALTON ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Michael Gorey, president
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