Look for homes to go into this site. FPL is investigating selling off much of the property to be platted into homes, but retaining part of the property for the FPL power substation.
My suggestion is for the village to negotiate in good faith with FPL and work to obtain two things; land for the fire station as well as land for public green space. What about the existing picnic/party pavilion and BOAT RAMP! Exciting opportunities abound.
Maybe it is time for a scaled public master plan process for this area.
I would suggest that Palmetto Bay’s leadership notify neighbors and bring them in early to work out in advance any issues on fire station or park rather than creating last-minute controversy. Be inclusive; don’t play this too close to the vest – let potential neighbors in on the plans earlier and work to gain support rather than subject them to surprise.
Palmetto Bay now has jurisdiction over the FPL site. Original County-imposed restrictions mandated into Palmetto Bay's Charter divested jurisdiction over the site so long as it was used as a power plant. It is no longer a power generating plant and, therefore, the restrictions no longer apply. This is a good opportunity for this current Palmetto Bay council.
Still worth watching: CLICK HERE to watch the channel 10 video of the final downfall of the Cutler Power plant located off Ludlum Rad, between 136 and 152 Streets. The plant was first operational in 1949, but has been obsolete for years. It is a landmark that won't be missed.