Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SOCCER PLAN SINKS

In spite of considerable false reporting in describing the two sites proposed by and to the retired British soccer player and his South Florida business group the second Port site got sunk today. 

 
The first site in the Port of Miami which was described as "undeveloped" in FOX® Business in spite of being the site of a major pollution control corporation and the berth of its response vessel.  The second site was then described in the same publication as a "boat slip" in spite of being a back up berth for cruise ships and visiting vessels.

The local fascination with this retired British soccer developer seems to have waned somewhat as today there was a reversal by the Mayor of Miami who together with the Mayor of Miami-Dade County had supposedly supported indeed proposed the second Port site.  The City of Miami officials rejected the retired British soccer player plan to build on the second Port site which would involve tearing up a just recently completed restoration of a Public Park and filling in the cruise ship and visiting vessels berths - the so called "boat slip".

The City of Miami officials determined the proposed second Port site was an "inappropriate location" so hopefully this is the last of trying to jam a soccer stadium into the Port of Miami area.

Good Watch.

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