Election Results: Voters In favor Of Watson Island Hotel, Sunset Place Redevelopment

Yesterday’s election results brought positive news for two major Miami development projects.

In Miami, 59 percent of voters approved a new hotel to be built on Watson Island, as part of a redevelopment of Jungle Island, according to the Herald.

The plan includes a 13-story, 300-room hotel. As with any project, it still needs administrative approval from Miami’s Planning & Zoning department.

The Sunset Place development project may also have been cleared for approval, with 63 percent of South Miami voters yesterday approving changes to allow a four-fifths vote to change land use codes needed for the project.

The project includes an 18-story hotel and two 14-story residential buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

The Sunset place development is much needed and bring it to modern times.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree.. renovating was necessary.

aceraroja
2 years ago

I actually think that project will be nice. Sunset Place was very poorly done and they tend to plan better things anywhere south of Brickell.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sunset Place is in such a great location.. needed the upgrades big time.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Sunset Place project needs a pedestrian bridge to the Metro across the street

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah when I was in high school and going to than Gameworks it was like playing frogger on U.S 1.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Won’t hold my breath for anything happening on Watson Island. Look across the Causeway, 15 years later, nothing at all.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

Sad but true!

Miami1
2 years ago

Great news for South Miami!

Anonymous
2 years ago

If that rendering of Sunset Place is correct, that means it’s right next to the Metrorail. Good going South Miami voters. Just wish another stupid vote was unnecessary.

suomynona
2 years ago

Sunset Place is across US1 from a Metrorail station, yes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Sunset Place redevelopment looks a hell of a lot better than CocoWalk’s.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Different concept.

suomynona
2 years ago

That wasn’t voted on. And is a hypocritical decision.

Concrete Jungle
2 years ago

Watson Island is a gateway to Miami and to Miami Beach. Concrete Jungle. Bad idea to approve a 300 room hotel on Watson Island. Greed much?

Four illegal billboards on Watson Island
2 years ago

Watson Island should be green.

Anonymous
2 years ago

thats a shame allowing that small devolpment on that prime realestate on watson island. That is a pure unique location in Miami. Shameful

Anonymous
2 years ago

Anything taller will be an excuse for Venetian Island residents trying to kill any development. Maybe it’ll test the waters for Flagstone, too. /optimism

Reality
2 years ago

The extra revenue the City generates from the amended Jungle Island lease can help pay for more parks.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 years ago

How many fuckin parks do we need?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol……

Anonymous
2 years ago

More than we have. A friend recently visited from Vancouver BC and thought that though the park at south pointe was nice, it was more like a bike path. We need more large, urban parks.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So, who cares? Did you tell your friend that their beaches in Vancouver BC were like ponds to us?

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

Out of the City of Miami’s 36 sq mi of land area, 1.389 sq miles or 3.86% is park land.
With an increasing and increasingly dense population, we could use more.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Your figures don’t make sense.

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

They are accurate. Maybe I can help you understand them. What doesn’t make sense to you?

Anonymous
2 years ago

what percentage do you think is fair?

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

New York City is 14% parkland. We’ll never reach that, but completing Baywalk & Riverwalk and adding some green squares in the urban core would be a nice start.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“They are accurate. Maybe I can help you understand them.”

Are you talking about the city of Miami or the county MiamiDade?

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

City of Miami

suomynona
2 years ago

It should’ve been ABUNDANTLY CLEAR which he was talking about.

Anonymous
2 years ago

But people don’t use the ones we have. If they’re not filled with the homeless, there is no shade from the sweltering heat and humidity.

Anonymous
2 years ago

DEvelopers here don;t want parks!! THat’s ridiculous. No green space. No money in that!!