Dear neighbor and friend,
Years ago, despite resident’s opposition at City Hall to allow developers to built BIG-BOX shopping centers, one was approved by our city to be built in our beautiful historical district. Out taxes were used to fund the massive open garage, including removal of 70 of our most needed street residential parking spaces. The fact is that it is too late to fight its development; however, we residents have the power to control how this mammoth building can affect our senses, in particular sight.
• Uncovered garage openings between floors are allowing too much GLARE from the interior fluorescent lighting casting shadows in neighboring homes and more than 6000 watts ultra bright metal halide roof lights. All parking garages in our city have installed louvers or screens to avoid light spillage over residential neighbors, in particular when operated 24 hours a day.
• We also want our parking spaces back!
But despite complaints to our City administrators, nothing is being done by the developer to protect our rights. The least this developer can do is to work with our community by installing louvers in the garage openings and implement roof light barriers as it was required on many area buildings.
Please, I am asking for your kind support in this instance by doing one or more of the following:
1. Send a note to our city mayor and commissioners and file a complaint about the annoying glare.
Write to: Or Call: (305) 673-7030
City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office
1700 Convention Drive, 3rd floor
Miami beach Fl 33139
2. E-mail a note to our city Mayor and commissioners to file a complaint about the brightness and our parking space depravation.