In a clear demonstration of their power over residents, developer bulldozers began leveling 385 Miracle Mile, the former home of Randazzo’s Little Italy.
The building, located across the street from City Hall, is the first to begin its planned demolition.
As reported on Gables Insider, last month, the City Commission voted 4-1 (Raul Valdes-Fauli, Pat Keon, Michael Mena and Jorge L. Fors, Jr. in favor and Vince Lago against) to up-zone Miracle Mile.
Residents had asked the Commission to wait until after the election to allow for residents to voice their opinion on the issue through their votes, but the members of the Commission supporting the matter all wanted the issue addressed prior to the election.
The reasoning is becoming more evident, as two of the remaining candidates for the April 27th runoff, Rhonda Anderson and Javier Baños, have both voiced strong opposition to the up-zoning, at several Commission meetings. Presenting Mena and Fors with the potential of becoming the minority votes on the Commission on up-zoning and overdevelopment.