Patrons of Miami's only nudist beach are worried they'll be getting an eyeful of Miami-Dade's newest erection -- a big ol' boat house right in the middle of their parking lot. Nudists are headed to Tuesday's county commission to protest plans sponsored by Councilwoman Sally Heyman for a large boat storage facility in Haulover Beach's North Parking Lot. Richard Mason, president of the South Florida Free Beaches/Florida Naturist Association, claims the facility will inconvenience Haulover's regulars.
The boat storage facility is a revision to a plan first introduced in 2001, which initially called for the building to be put elsewhere. Heyman's resolution, which says the whole renovation will cost $70 million, doesn't explain why the proposed location has been changed.
Mason's group already cried foul over the new plan back in August during a public meeting in Sunny Isles. Along with the parking and traffic issues, protestors claim that the new facility could have a negative environmental impact, with the destruction of several mangroves and native trees, and could foul up the park...
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