It’s time to ride the trail!

Friends of Ludlam Trail and Florida East Coast Industries are excited to invite you to the first public bike ride on the Ludlam Trail, Saturday, November 7, from 10 am – 2 pm. Join us as we ride the trail for the first time from AD Barnes Park to SW 80 Street and back.

Following the ride we will have food, activities for the kids, bike valet and more! Bring a blanket for a family style lunch on the lawn, or explore the trail for the first time. We hope to see you there!

For more information about this event, check our Facebook event page, or email info@ludlamtrail.org. For information about future events visit our website.

Ludlam Trail rendering presented by applicant at Kendall Regional Community Council (12) Hearing on 9/23/14

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This rendering was displayed at the initial Kendall Regional Community Council (12) public hearing on September 23, but was not shown at the following 2 Council hearings.  This image depicts single-family residential development with what appears to be a narrow sidewalk-like trail and small pocket park with playground that is part of the proposed minimum 25% of the corridor (approx. 18 acres) dedicated as a “trail” by Flagler Development Group/FECI.

Community Council Meeting Three Recap

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September 30 served as the final of three Community Council meetings regarding FECI’s request to alter the CDMP designation of the Ludlam Corridor. Again, numerous concerned citizens crowded the room and expressed their concerns over the potential land amendment. While the applicant continues to assure the public that they intend on dedicating 25% of the land to “a trail”, the language in the current proposal does not specify or guarantee anything. The vote was 4-2 Denying the application. All three councils have now sent a clear message for the Planning Advisory Board and the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). Keep in mind the BCC has final authority and could still choose to ignore the Community Council’s recommendations. We must continue to express the need and demand for a more collaborative public process! Please reach out to your local commissioner and inform them of your stance.

Kendall Community Council Votes to Transmit a Recommendation of DENIAL!

On Tuesday September 23, a packed house of residents and stakeholders gathered to comment on a proposal to upzone the Ludlam Trail corridor to allow for over 2,300 new residential units. The sentiment was overwhelmingly against upzoning. A line ran out the door of people who spoke against the application, including our own Rick Santos, Peter Rabbino, Mari Chael and Victor Dover.

The Community Council had plenty of questions for which the project team did not have answers. The Council Members heard us loud and clear and voted to transmit with a Recommendation of DENIAL1781032_10152481576149332_1219487928715166693_o 10421270_10152481529619332_5444381851129033124_n

This is one of three important Community Council meetings that we urge all Miami-Dade residents to attend.   If approved, the corridor would gain a new zoning designation that would allow residential and commercial development along the entire 6.2 miles. The next meetings are on Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30.