The Sanctuary project has been opposed by many citizens as it was expressed by the more than 500 signatures on the change.org web site and the presence of many residents in the May 11th Meeting. As you are aware there is a sequence of events that are necessary prior to the approval of the project.
1. Approval of a Minimum requirement for Community Mixed Used development, currently at 15 acres, which will be reduced to 7 acres (Sanctuary site is 7.3 acres)
2. Approval of a future land use change from Office/Residential to CMU in the current Master Plan
The City has already approved incentives to be granted so that there will be more than a 20/30% increase in density if certain conditions are met by the developer, including the construction of Affordable Housing. We must emphasize that Affordable Housing ownership cannot be regulated, therefore the concept of doing affordable housing for people working in the City of Doral is not applicable and cannot be controlled. The net consequence is that if in the June 8th meeting these two approvals are granted in second reading , the City is setting up the conditons to approve the Sanctuary project as presented by the developer.
Residents have expressed their concerns about this project which continues to deteriorate the traffic the traffic and safety of the Doral community. They are already experiencing the negative effect of the poject of 36th St and 87 th. Av. which has also a negative in the quality of the Doral Boulevard frontage,, which is being built in clear violation of the Doral Boulevard Beautification Plan.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ATTEND THE MEETING OR TO WRITE TO THE COUNCIL TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS AND POSITION AGAINST THESE TWO APPROVAL THEIR EMAILS ARE