District 7 Charrette Gets a Massive Turn out!

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South Miami Mayor and FOLT Steering Committee member Philip Stoddard speaking to charrette attendees

Over 200 engaged residents attended the District 7 charrette workshop on Monday March 9, 2015.  The meeting lasted about 3 hours with opening remarks by county officials, and then breaking the room into groups to begin drawing maps. After the drawing session, residents from each table spoke before the crowd summarizing the suggestions their work groups collectively decided for the southern portion of the trail.  The majority of suggestions were in favor of utilizing the land for green space a trail.  Common themes called for native landscaping, wildlife conservation, lighting and recreation amenities such as water fountains, sitting areas and bike repair stations. The charrette process now moves into its studio design phase.  Today until Thursday, make your way to the Gibson-Bethel Community Center and engage with designers who are drawing maps and rendering based on the maps that were drawn at the community workshop.  Doors are open from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm for all three days.



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