PLANTATION KEY -- The Village Council will host a workshop on hotel redevelopment regulations at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Founders Park Community Center, mile marker 87, bayside.
Hoteliers and other interested parties are invited to attend.
Consideration is being given to amending existing regulations to allow hotel rooms to include multiple bathrooms. At the workshop, the council, village manager, planners and a representative from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will be in attendance to explain the current regulations, address requested changes, gather input and answer questions.
For those unable to attend, the workshop will be televised on Comcast channel 77 and provided live from the village website. To view the webcast, go to www.islamorada.fl.us and click on the Webcast tab in the top menu bar.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 664-6422.
Design change options
PLANTATION KEY -- The Village Council will discuss possible design modifications to its sewer collection system and options for residential connections during a special call meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Founders Park Community Center, mile marker 87, bayside.
All interested residents are invited to attend. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be televised on Comcast channel 77 and provided live from the village website.
To view the webcast, go to www.islamorada.fl.us and click on the Webcast tab in the top menu bar.
For more information, contact Sandy Skeel at email@example.com or at 664-6455.
Grant to help preserve
ISLAMORADA -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program awarded Islamorada a $50,000 grant to complete improvements to the Key Tree Cactus Preserve.
The 9-acre preserve was acquired by Islamorada in 2009 with Florida Forever grant assistance and through a partnership with The Conservation Fund and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
The preserve, named for the endangered cactus growing on the property, is part of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail and a destination along the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Heritage Trail.
Located along Florida Bay on the lower end of Upper Matecumbe Key, the preserve is currently undeveloped.
The grant funding will be used toward a nature trail with educational signage, a canoe/kayak landing, a picnic pavilion with picnic tables, a double bench platform swing, playground equipment, a composting restroom, and a small parking area with a bike rack.
Planning for the project has begun and construction of the improvements will commence at the beginning of next year. The project is scheduled to be completed by April 2016.