Architect Tries To Block SkyRise Referendum

Architect Charles Corda filed a lawsuit this week that seeks to block an August referendum on SkyRise Miami.

Corda says that he supports part of the plan that will see Bayside renovated, but opposes linking the renovation to SkyRise.

An online petition created by Corda garnered just 314 signatures. Corda cites traffic, noise and pollution along with the potential for a financial burden and gambling in the tower as the reason for his opposition.

 

 

 

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Gared
6 years ago

Why not,this guy is fairly well known for opposing the projects on the waterfront,hopefully the referendum will happen in spite off his effort.
Does anybody know,what he’s fighting for, or against ,this time?Must be “Quality of existence”.

David
6 years ago

I think more about the details of question/referendum are needed but I don’t see this as absurd as what people might think. He’s simply asking that the ballot should have 2 questions. A vote for SkyRise and a vote for the lease extension and agreements between City and Bayside operators. Right now it’s bundled into 1 question. Although they are both tied to each other I don’t see why exploring splitting into 2 couldn’t happen.

marc
6 years ago

Agreed. Perfectly reasonable.

Leon
6 years ago

Gambling?

marc
6 years ago

Yes, future provisions for a casino in the Skyrise tower. Sneaky move by Berkowitz. Vote yes for upgrading Bayside Marketplace while also giving the ok to place a casino in Skyrise just in case.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Isn’t a Casino already on Flagler and 37 ave? What’s the fuz!!

marc
6 years ago

Sure, but not in our downtown, just like major cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco etc. dont have them in their downtown s.

Gared
6 years ago

Thanks guys,what’s the difference?Making Money?

Asunto
6 years ago

Noise? Pollution? Is this guy out of his mind??? Where do you live Mr. Corda that noise is a problem. This development will be the most important catalyst for a revived, exciting and safe downtown.
Mr. Corda, I truly question your architectural experience…..

Juan Carlos Contreras
6 years ago

Mr. Berkowitz has completely underplayed the major gambling aspect of this project. People would vote differently if that was more clearly understood.

I’m not excited at all about this project. Perhaps it’s the boring design that will stand in the CENTER of our skyline for decades to come. If we’re going to put such a large tower in the most prominent part of our skyline it should at least be beautiful. This tower is not beautiful.

Anonymous
6 years ago

There has been zero mentioning of adding a casino to the SkyRise project nor is there any room for one. From everything that I have read, there are programs planned for each level of the tower and none of them include gambling or even the mentioning of gambling (should it ever be legalized in the City of Miami.) All of this talk is speculation and a waste of time skewing city residents opinions of the project. Everyone has their own opinions on the design of the tower and I’m sure many of these people who have opposed the design neglect to mention their thought son exiting buildings in the city nor future planned projects .

This project will benefit the City and County for decades to come, adding significant rent and tax dollars to both as well as the State and it wont cost us citizens a dime of our tax dollars!!! Anyone truly opposing this project should have their head checked…

marc
6 years ago

The clause regarding the casino aspect of Skyrise is mentioned in the Miami Herald article dated 6-13-14 Miami Voters Will Decide Bayside, Skyrise Projects in August Election. Not some rumor.

Anonymous
6 years ago

we the voters would have to approve casinos and if it would pass what do you think the Marriott would do with that convention space as well as other planed developments in downtown. are we then only going to allow tiny developments that could not hold a casino ? what we need to do is oppose casinos and I’m sure the seminole and other tribes as well as the exiting casinos would invest big money to oppose any competition

marc
6 years ago

Im not against casinos or gambling but i am against having them at the center of our urban core. This provision for a future casino needs to be removed.

Anonymous
6 years ago

I completely agree. I don’t like this huge design in the forefront of such an iconic area. It looks like an isolated letter from a building sign. I suppose just needs the neon to complete the A or R, dependong on which side you see it from. Voting for something should not be confusing or incorporate a completely different option into the scheme.