Miami Beach moves toward banning chain restaurants and stores in Sunset Harbour

A ban on chain retail stores and restaurants in South Beach’s Sunset Harbour is moving forward with the backing of three Miami Beach city commissioners.

The Miami Beach Land Use and Sustainability Committee — made up of commissioners Mark Samuelian, Michael Gongora, and Ricky Arriola — unanimously backed a proposed ordinance banning “formula” restaurants and stores during Tuesday’s meeting.

July 01, 2020 | The Real Deal | Miami Beach moves toward banning chain restaurants and stores in Sunset Harbour

Miami Beach Holds Sustainability and Resiliency Committee Session on October 23rd

Commissioner Samuelian shared the most significant news coming out of yesterday’s session may be regarding the delayed Palm-Hibiscus project, and an explanation of the hold-up by Miami-Dade’s Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM).

“The Palm-Hibiscus project, which started in 2016 has been significantly delayed causing much angst and concern with residents” Samuelian shared. “[During that time] more than 200 drainage structures, on both public and private property, were installed without approval of DERM, which has been a major problem.”

The commission had invited the head of DERM and County Commissioner Eileen Higgins to attend, this is where they shared what the issues were. Samuelian said it was time to “Fix it, fix it fast, and learn from the mistakes.”

October 24, 2019 | Miami Beach Times | Miami Beach Holds Sustainability and Resiliency Committee Session on October 23rd