Three years ago, the Byron Carlyle Theater was deemed unsuitable for operations and shut down. Now, it’s at risk of being demolished.
As your City Commissioner, I’ve always been a supporter of smart development that benefits our city and our residents. And the Byron Carlyle offers us a great opportunity to use a city asset to spur culture, entrepreneurship and revitalize North Beach.
If we dedicate city resources to this building/location, we can create a state-of-the-art cultural center that will reshape the future of our city. That’s why I sponsored a resolution that will fund the Byron Carlyle.
My resolution will ensure funding is available to plan the development of the Byron Carlyle into a state-of-the-art cultural center that will revitalize 71st Street without sacrificing the unique charms of our city.
If we’re going to build a strong future for Miami Beach, we need to invest in the cultural and economic well-being of our city and our residents — including North Beach. And this plan to redevelop the Bryon Carlyle will do just that.
Note: Referendum 1 on this year’s ballot proposes extending the lease of the Holocaust Memorial site. I fully support the lease amendment and encourage you to vote YES!