The Real Deal Miami

Baywalk controversy continues in Miami Beach

January 02, 2009 12:56PM

A strip of land that’s supposed to ensure pedestrian access along Miami
Beach has become a battleground for city government. Condo developments
have put up fences over the years, and citizens are particularly upset
by the Waverly Condominium and Flamingo buildings on West Avenue, which
prevent the public from being able to walk the full length of the
path from Fifth Street to Lincoln Road. City Commissioner Ed Tobin
recently said the city has an extensive plan to grant the community
access from First Street on the bay all the way to 17th Street, and
eventually well into the 70s in North Beach.