Two ‘calmers’ being considered to slow traffic on SW 100th St.

Two ‘calmers’ being considered to slow traffic on SW 100th St.

Locations for proposed traffic calmers for SW 100th Street

Concerns for increased traffic due to Williamson Cadillac’s expansion into a warehouse north of its main building off US1 will result in a vote by nearby residents to approve or reject two calming installations along SW 100th Street.

Concerns for increased traffic due to Williamson Cadillac’s expansion into a warehouse north of its main building off Sixie Highhway (US1) will result in a vote by nearby residents to approve or reject two calming installations along SW 100th Street.

Votes largely will come from property owners in Dadeland Cove and Kendall Trace Condominium bordering the north and south sides of the two-lane thoroughfare, as well as Groover Villas, off SW 99th Street, all clustered in the East Kendall neighborhood area.

A number of single-family property owners residing in the nearby Continental Park area also will be included in the voting, according to Holly White, president of the Continental Park HOA. A summary of Williamson’s efforts resulting in a voting decision was detailed in a Continental Park HOA newsletter distributed online Feb. 28.

The summary noted that two-thirds of the ballots received by the County must favor the traffic calming measures, adding the time frame for response to balloting is typically between 30 and 60 days.

Preparation and mailing of ballots for a vote later in March were being handled by the county’s Transportation Department, according to a communication spokesperson for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Additional details of its mail out status were unavailable at deadline.

Dealership owner George Williamson and his attorneys have held two quarterly meetings since mid-December, discussing satisfactory solutions with residents to relieve traffic concerns, expressed during conditional zoning approvals.

“We have a long history of working with neighbors,” Williamson said. “In this effort, we have engaged services of a traffic engineer for a study and recommendations to relieve any traffic issues that residents may have.

“Mr. [Paul] Marcus, owner of the Marcus Center across from the property, has also agreed to the plan, as well as a right-turn only onto SW 77th Avenue from our property exit,” he added. Williamson will pay for all installations once approved.

The calmers are the outcome of a lengthy list of conditions attached to a resolution passed by county commissioners granting a special exception and non-use variances for conversion of the warehouse for auto repairs and vehicle storage.

The main entry to the property is located off southbound SW 77th Avenue where it deadends to continue westbound as SW 100th Street into Continental Park.

Formerly the location of an A-1 Fargo Moving & Storage franchise, the building’s multiple uses for car repair and storage were first approved conditionally by the East Kendall Community Council Zoning Board during a public hearing on Nov. 3 before final passage on Dec. 17 by the county commission.

Votes largely will come from property owners in Dadeland Cove and Kendall Trace Condominium bordering the north and south sides of the two-lane thoroughfare, as well as Groover Villas, off SW 99th Street, all clustered in the East Kendall neighborhood area.

A number of single-family property owners residing in the nearby Continental Park area also will be included in the voting, according to Holly White, president of the Continental Park HOA. A summary of Williamson’s efforts resulting in a voting decision was detailed in a Continental Park HOA newsletter distributed online Feb. 28.

The summary noted that two-thirds of the ballots received by the County must favor the traffic calming measures, adding the time frame for response to balloting is typically between 30 and 60 days.

Preparation and mailing of ballots for a vote later in March were being handled by the county’s Transportation Department, according to a communication spokesperson for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Additional details of its mail out status were unavailable at deadline.

Dealership owner George Williamson and his attorneys have held two quarterly meetings since mid-December, discussing satisfactory solutions with residents to relieve traffic concerns, expressed during conditional zoning approvals.

“We have a long history of working with neighbors,” Williamson said.  “In this effort, we have engaged services of a traffic engineer for a study and recommendations to relieve any traffic issues that residents may have.

“Mr. [Paul] Marcus, owner of the Marcus Center across from the property, has also agreed to the plan, as well as a right-turn only onto SW 77th Avenue from our property exit,” he added.  Williamson will pay for all installations once approved.

The calmers are the outcome of a lengthy list of conditions attached to a resolution passed by county commissioners granting a special exception and non-use variances for conversion of the warehouse for auto repairs and vehicle storage.

The main entry to the property is located off southbound SW 77th Avenue where it deadends to continue westbound as SW 100th Street into Continental Park.

Formerly the location of an A-1 Fargo Moving & Storage franchise, the building’s multiple uses for car repair and storage were first approved conditionally by the East Kendall Community Council Zoning Board during a public hearing on Nov. 3 before final passage on Dec. 17 by the county commission.


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