Thursday, December 19, 2013

FPL | Cutler Plantation - Opening price - $40 Million

FPL | Cutler Plantation

Click the link above to read how FPL is selling off the Cutler Power Plant property.  

As presented on the listing: The Cutler Plantation property is one of the few, large prime development opportunities for luxury residences in coastal Miami-Dade County. Nestled in the quiet, tree-lined streets of Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest, the 69-acre property was settled by William C. Cutler and used as a fruit and vegetable plantation. Nearly 100 years later, the Cutler Plantation site can be developed into distinctive residences that will complement the established Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club, Kings Bay, the Royal Harbour Yacht Club and the many estate homes nearby.Biscayne Bay

Listed property features:


  • Waterfront development site
  • Prime location for luxury residential development
  • Located in Miami-Dade County
  • +/- 8 acres submerged lands ideal for marina
  • Immediate access to Biscayne Bay
See my prior post of Oct 12:  Village update: The potential for Fire Station Land; new green space and new homeowners coming to Palmetto Bay – on the site of the former Cutler Power plant

Seriously Mayor and council members, we know there have been inquiries/meetings with the Planning department, so when will us regular Palmetto Bay residents be brought up to date on potential plans for this location?

My suggestion remains for the village to negotiate in good faith with FPL and work to obtain two things; land for the fire station (as the USDA site appears to be taking a 5 - 8 year nosedive due to the nearly 2 1/2 years of neglect from Mayor Stanczyk) as well as land for public green space. And don't forget about the existing picnic/party pavilion and BOAT RAMP! Exciting opportunities abound, unless the opportunity does ignored.


Check out the 1:27 video presentation on this property:

3 comments:

  1. Why not just hold the developer hostage by not issuing a building permit until they "donate" 90% land to Palmetto Bay or another government entity that can charge big political contribution "donations" and valet park cars like the "Park" at the canal at SW 168 st. for "Village Meetings"? I can remember driving up to the edge of the sea in a car and relaxing. A place to get away from it all.......

    Now that park is exactly what I was trying to get away from. Slowly but surely, the government eats up more and more of the land, develops it in the name of conservation, exploits it for more development and "improvements" and declares it in the community's "best interest". How about this concept, leave it alone!

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  2. Hello Eugene,
    I've been following this since before they started demolishing the plant. For decades, certain privileged FP&L employees have had use of their own private Boat Ramp and Biscayne Bay access rather than hauling their boats 5 miles north or south only to deal with unbearable crowds all trying to put in and take out at the same time. I have written a few blogs myself, on SDM's as well as my own, and have also written Mayor Stanzyk directly requesting protection for Palmetto Bay Village Citizens of the only remaining Marina, Boat Ramp, Launch facility in our legal boundaries, not specifically reserved by conservationist groups. I requested either passing a law that any marine access properties be reserved for use by Palmetto Bay residents. Right after we incorporated, there was a move by some of the Kings Bay Marina/Deering Bay Marina to annex the mangroved area which borders the Cutler Plantation inlet to Deering Bay. Apparently Coral Gables pulled a fast one on us, without us knowing our legal boundaries were slashed for just that one piece of mangrove (otherwise luxury yacht slips) that makes up the eastern boundary of Palmetto Bay.

    Her response was that this issue needed to be dealt with by Zoning.

    I am not oppossed to a "Public/Private" Venture with High End Luxury Properties along with a quasi-private access by villagers (similar to Key Biscayne's long time Residence Beach and Clubhouse) with possibly some obscure low rise storage and launch facilities, as well as a Village Club and Marina (Like Snapper Creek). The Tax Revenues from Luxury 6-10 story Million$ Mediterranean Condo's or from lower rise luxury townhomes as well as Marina Revenues is surely a more probable success than the Downtown Redevelopment Council!

    It's amazing that FP&L who up till recently was only paying $70k / year in taxes, and who originally put up the property for $25M is now asking $40M. Have we been loosing out for years on an under valued property? Or because of its public utility status, they are going to change the properties use to private/commercial venture? Before any Zoning Czar or council makes any decision on this, the people of this village, many like you and I who supported the incorporation, need to have a say in what goes down in this property. We will not allow anyone to neglect the fact that our namesake is "Palmetto BAY" not Palmetto Parks, Palmetto Gardens, Palmetto Shops,.....the BAY is a very essential element of our lifestyle, as it was for Charles Deering, the Cutlers, the Ludlums, and many more pioneering families that made this place their home.

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  3. Hello Eugene,
    I've been following this since before they started demolishing the plant. For decades, certain privileged FP&L employees have had use of their own private Boat Ramp and Biscayne Bay access rather than hauling their boats 5 miles north or south only to deal with unbearable crowds all trying to put in and take out at the same time. I have written a few blogs myself, on SDM's as well as my own, and have also written Mayor Stanzyk directly requesting protection for Palmetto Bay Village Citizens of the only remaining Marina, Boat Ramp, Launch facility in our legal boundaries, not specifically reserved by conservationist groups. I requested either passing a law that any marine access properties be reserved for use by Palmetto Bay residents. Right after we incorporated, there was a move by some of the Kings Bay Marina/Deering Bay Marina to annex the mangroved area which borders the Cutler Plantation inlet to Deering Bay. Apparently Coral Gables pulled a fast one on us, without us knowing our legal boundaries were slashed for just that one piece of mangrove (otherwise luxury yacht slips) that makes up the eastern boundary of Palmetto Bay.

    Her response was that this issue needed to be dealt with by Zoning.

    I am not oppossed to a "Public/Private" Venture with High End Luxury Properties along with a quasi-private access by villagers (similar to Key Biscayne's long time Residence Beach and Clubhouse) with possibly some obscure low rise storage and launch facilities, as well as a Village Club and Marina (Like Snapper Creek). The Tax Revenues from Luxury 6-10 story Million$ Mediterranean Condo's or from lower rise luxury townhomes as well as Marina Revenues is surely a more probable success than the Downtown Redevelopment Council!

    It's amazing that FP&L who up till recently was only paying $70k / year in taxes, and who originally put up the property for $25M is now asking $40M. Have we been loosing out for years on an under valued property? Or because of its public utility status, they are going to change the properties use to private/commercial venture? Before any Zoning Czar or council makes any decision on this, the people of this village, many like you and I who supported the incorporation, need to have a say in what goes down in this property. We will not allow anyone to neglect the fact that our namesake is "Palmetto BAY" not Palmetto Parks, Palmetto Gardens, Palmetto Shops,.....the BAY is a very essential element of our lifestyle, as it was for Charles Deering, the Cutlers, the Ludlums, and many more pioneering families that made this place their home.

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