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KBI Update

May 13, 2024

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There’s big news about possible development on Key Biscayne’s Atlantic Ocean beach, and worry that a new affordable housing law could open the door to more density — coming up for Tuesday’s Council meeting.

Also coming up – a revised plan to regulate e-bikes and scooters, but with an eye to possibly once again allow the devices to be used if the Florida Legislature acts.

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“The potential for abuse,” says Council Member Frank Caplan, “is extreme.” The measure could allow a structure as tall as the island’s tallest building, the 26-story Casa del Mar condominium,…

Several council members have said that if the Florida Legislature makes changes to micromobility laws, the Village could consider age restrictions instead of an outright ban.

“This is about platform and power. He doesn’t like to lose. And if you get in his way, he will take you out,” said Jesse Carbo, executive pastor at Crossbridge…



A girl water skiing off Nixon Beach was fatally struck by another boat Saturday afternoon and authorities are asking the public for help as they investigate. The Florida Fish and…

The safety of aging condominium buildings poses a l threat to the future of Key Biscayne, Village Manager Steve Williamson told council members Thursday at a strategy meeting for the…


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IN OTHER NEWS

A series on allegations of condominium fraud reported by the Key Biscayne Independent was selected as a finalist in the 2024 Esserman-Knight Journalism awards this week. The awards honor outstanding…

Authorities in southern Brazil rushed Wednesday to rescue survivors of massive flooding that has killed at least 100 people, but some residents refused to leave belongings behind while others returned…

The COVID-19 pandemic shrank the global economy by 3%, but sent the Latin American and Caribbean economy plunging by 7%. The region is still struggling to climb out of that…


SPORTS

A year after Florida knocked out the record-setting Bruins in the first round on its way to the Stanley Cup Final, the Panthers won their third straight to send Boston…

Benjamin Cremaschi broke a tie in the 59th minute and Inter Miami overcame an early two-goal deficit



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