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Update 3/11/2021 NEW PETITION LINK: www.change.org/savecalusa
Who should sign: All residents concerned with the long-term impacts of a large-scale development of 550 homes on our 168 acres of green space may sign. Communities must support each other! Calusa is in District 7, but Districts 8,10 and 11 are across the street (REALLY!), and District 11 is only a mile away. Even if you signed our petition last year, this one is NEW so please sign this one!
Petition History: In 2020, we obtained 3952 petition signatures (3174 online and 778 paper) fighting to KEEP our 99 year covenant, and AGAINST a large scale development and the long term environment, infrastructure and traffic implications on our quality of life in Calusa. Since this petition was specific to releasing the Covenant, it is now closed.
Current Status: The public hearing is scheduled for October 20, 2021 and notices will be mailed to residents soon.
The zoning application was submitted February 18th, 2021 under application number Z2021000031. Zoning application materials are available here: https://energov.miamidade.gov/EnerGov_Prod/selfservice/MiamiDadeProd#/plan/51da3c66-18a1-4022-ab4b-a3a27b8c1dbd?tab=attachments
Next Step: The applicant will continue to provide additional application supporting materials that will be updated to the County zoning site. We are eagerly waiting for the County staff to provide their recommendations to the County Commissioners. This is a document that will be publicly available before the hearing. This hearing goes directly to the BCC (not through the Community Council 11 due to the size of the property/proposed development). Preliminary notices (notifying residents that the application was submitted) were mailed to residents within a 1/2 mile radius in May 2021. The public hearing is scheduled for October 20, 2021 and notices will be mailed to residents soon.
Proposed Development: The applicant has submitted an application and site plan for 550 single family homes in a private gated community. There are no community benefits included in the application, even though a nearly 5 acre park was recommended by the Parks, Rec and Open Spaces Dept as part of the pre-application process under Z2020P00230.
Location: The property is located in Calusa, and is currently 168 acres of undeveloped greenspace. Calusa is located in Kendall/West Kendall between 127th and 137th ave, and 88 street (Kendall Drive) and 104th street. It is known as the former Calusa golf course which the owner closed permanently in 2011. The property address is 9400 sw 130th ave, Miami, Florida 33186
Zoning: The current zoning, after the release of our 99 year Covenant in Oct 2020, allows for the development of 32 single family homes. The new application asks for 550 single family homes.
Z2021000031 Important Zoning Application Documents: