GREENWAY SUBCOMMITTEE AND QUALITY OF LIFE JOINT MINUTES:
Minutes of meeting
Sep. 10, 2002
(THIS IS A PUBLIC DOCUMENT)
|The Miami River Commission’s (MRC) Greenway Subcommittee met Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at 9 am, in the Miami River Inn, 118 South River Drive, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Conference Room. Dr. Ernie Martin chaired the meeting, and the attendance sheet is enclosed.|
The Greenways subcommittee updated the
Greenway development matrix. Brenda
Marshall, Trust for Public Land (TPL) stated the consultant team
contracted by TPL was completing the schematic design and would
subsequently be contracted to create construction documents.
Through the construction drawing process the Greenways
subcommittee noted the importance of coordinating all stormwater
retrofitting projects with the Greenway’s development.
The Greenways subcommittee will contact the Department of
Environmental Resource Management and the City of Miami Public Works
Department to coordinate these major projects.
Marshall accepted the Greenways subcommittee for the TPL’s
consultants to present the completed schematic designs during the
MRC’s October 7, 2002 meeting.
The Greenways subcommittee discussed the
status of the Greenway at the Miami Circle site.
Brett Bateau reported the MRC was awarded a $100,000 Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Recreational Trails
Program (RTP) grant to build the Greenway at the Miami Circle site.
The subcommittee authorized MRC staff to request the awarded FDEP
RTP grant’s required $25,000 match be allocated from the approved
$2,000,000 Greenways line item in the Homeland Security and Neighborhood
Defense Bond Issue. The sites sea wall will be repaired with funding
from the Florida Department of State.
The Greenway subcommittee believes a small, historic in design
fence between the Greenway and the Circle will provide security to the
site, while maintaining public accessibility to the Greenway.
The Greenway subcommittee discussed the
City Commission’s directive to use funding from the “Gateways”
line item of the approved Homeland Defense and Neighborhood Improvement
Bond Issue to create a trailhead gateway on the Greenway adjacent to the
One Miami project.
Above ground utilities are a major
obstruction to the Greenway. The
Greenways subcommittee discussed the fact that since the 1950’s
subdivisions have required all utilities to be underground.
The MRC Greenways subcommittee will work with TPL to have Florida
Power and Light place all utilities underground in future developments
adjacent to the Greenway.
Marshall stated she would track the
progress of the County’s approved Safe Neighborhood Park Bond projects
within the River corridor. Furthermore
Marshall feels the MRC and TPL should identify another riverfront park
site to apply for Florida Communities Trust acquisition funding.
The next MRC Greenways subcommittee
meeting was scheduled for October 14, 2002, 9 am, Miami River Inn, 118
South River Drive.