KPNA is a voluntary neighborhood association in which residents of Keystone come together to socialize and work on community issues. We invite your participation! We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Wildcat Center at NE 126 Street and NE 17th Avenue.  In order to stay current, kindly sign up to receive our emails, which include news that pertains to our local neighborhood, the City of North Miami, and, occasionally Miami-Dade County.

A present concern we are discussing is the future development of The White House Inn parcel at 2305 NE 123rd Street (and North Bayshore Drive) which is being developed by the Related Group to construct 54 residential condominium units with a total building height of 184' (169' plus 15'-34') - 15 floors with a rooftop pool.  The developer is asking the City to:

1) Change the zoning from 35' to the BZ zoning which is directly south of the property & Change the BZ zoning from 115' to 169' (plus a bonus of 15' or the 20% they are allowed.)

 

If this passes, it will  ✓ Change the City's current written rules to permit an increase in the building's square footage size to create a large, tall, and intense project. ✓ Provide for the main vehicle entrance (auto, truck deliveries, etc.) at the existing North Bayshore Drive elevated bridge entrance, just north of the traffic light on NE 123 St.

 

If approved, this will "open the door" for surrounding properties to request increases in height and create a massive "wall" of 184-foot tall buildings around the surrounding residential communities to the north, south, and west of NE 123rd Street.

 

NEXT STEPS – OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS City Hall 776 NE 125 Street:

City Council Meeting June 30th 6:00 pm - new date and time. This is the deciding vote and the most crucial opportunity for you to commit yourself to attend and speak for 1-2 minutes to the Mayor and Council. A second reading, if it passes, will be on July 12th. Please note, that these meetings could run late. Please come to council chambers and we will determine the best use of everyone's time.

 

IF YOU CARE: Go to these meetings (especially Council) & Write to Council.

 

Our argument is simple: This is not compatible with the surrounding area or our comprehensive plan. It is too big, too dense, traffic/access/safety is an issue, and it does not provide sufficient transition from single-family homes. Additionally, write to all council members (see below for addresses). We need your attendance and input to advocate for maintaining our quality of life and that of the surrounding residential communities. Our beautiful neighborhood could become "walled in" by high rises around our entire perimeter.

If the City approves this increase in development potential for this parcel, this shall create the opportunity (open the door) to increase the maximum height/floors and number of residential units for all properties on 123rd street from North Bayshore Drive west to NE 19th Avenue and along Biscayne Blvd from 123rd Street North to 135th Street. This would create a massive “wall“ of buildings of 184 feet around the entire boundary of the Keystone Point residential neighborhood.

 

The Related Group has been presenting to other homeowners associations throughout the city - even five miles west. Their premise is the economic benefit of the building. They have residents writing emails, signing, petitions, etc. in favor. 



 

Honorable Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime pbien-aime@northmiamifl.gov

Honorable Vice Mayor Alix Desulme, Ed. D. (District-4)  adesulme@northmiamifl.gov

Honorable Councilman Scott Galvin (District 1 – Keystone Point Rep) scott@scottgalv.com

Honorable Councilwoman Kassandra Timothe, MPA (District 2 – Keystone Point Rep) district2@northmiamifl.gov

Honorable Councilwoman Mary Estime-Irvin (District 3) mestime-irvin@northmiamifl.gov

City of North Miami City Manager, Ms. Theresa Therilus, Esq. citymanager@northmiamifl.gov