Plans to develop North Miami's largest empty piece of land, at Biscayne Landing, have turned into scattered monolithic residential towers surrounded by roads, big box stores and a some jumbo sized car dealerships, and many at the City of North Miami itself, have responded less than enthusiastically, according to the Biscayne Times. "This is a hellscape" said a City Planning board member. "It caters to the lowest common denominator. People who cannot afford to live elsewhere are going to be stuck in this place, and once they are in, they will want to get the hell out.? It is an abomination, and I feel very, very alone. You have two options. Do you want to be known as 'The City of Progress' or 'The City of Projects'? You're not going to do [planning for] 184 acres in two weeks. This is insane." Things got a little better when the master plan, by Kobi Karp, was 'rejiggered' with more greenery, and lakes with some "mollified, if not pliant" but nobody jumping for joy at how great the rejiggering had turned out.
· Unnatural Disaster [Biscayne Times]
· Biscayne Landing coverage [Curbed Miami]