Key Biscayne residents are in an uproar with the approved plans for a Walgreens. Do you think this will be a good move for the residents of Key Biscayne?
In my opinion, as a Key Biscayne resident, this will be a bad move for the island. It will take longer for residents to come in and out of Key Biscayne.
Key Biscayne Village Council should have kept that space for a public park.
Key Biscayne is no longer the island paradise that it once was. I have seen the island change over the years, land has become scarce, more development, more cars, etc.
I see more families living on Key Biscayne, year round and not coming during Winter months.
When are we going to say enough is enough with our politicians?
Key Biscayne is a small island with limited space. You can only do so much with the space and the build out of land.
These big chain stores, are coming in with their big development plans and allowing the loss of the small community feel.
The feel, energy and presence of small community living will be dissipated, once Walgreens is built.
The same disagreement happened with Wal-Mart being approved for construction in Midtown Miami.
Midtown Miami is not Key Biscayne. The Key Biscayne village council should have made better use of that land for either public park or something that Key Biscayne residents would be proud of once entering Key Biscayne. In addition, to add a liquor store next to it, is the not the right message you want to send to all residents and visitors coming into the Key.
Let’s see where this disagreement will lead too? This is an early fight once the developer submit plans for permit.
At this point, Key Biscayne residents should rally with each other and let the developer and village council know, this space should be better fit for alternate use.
Where is the development of the Island going to stop? I welcome your thought and comments!