News And Events

Update: June 22, 2017
Since the below activities the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources – Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) denied approval of the Smart Charter Group application for failure to comply with the tree preservation requirements of the Miami-Dade County Code.  This is not the last word as the applicant may seek to submit an amended plan.  The SOS 120 Street Committee continues to monitor the application process.
Sept. 12, 2016,  Meeting Report:
Monday night, Sept 12,  the SOS 120th Street Committee held a meeting at the Crossings Country Club with residents from a wide range of Kendall neighborhoods.  In addition to transport engineer and past President of the Winston Park Homeowners Association, Miles Moss; attendees heard from Jose Suarez and Jorge Canamero, President and Vice President of the East Kendall Homeowners’ Federation, which is opposing another Charter school expansion on SW 97th Avenue at 96th Street, also an over-burdened traffic location. They spoke of their group’s experiences in the zoning process and took questions from the crowd. The meeting also discussed the need for  increasing co-operation and mutual support by all area Homeowner and business associations in their efforts to oppose developers’ plans that increase Kendall’s traffic congestion.
Report of Aug 8th Meeting.

KENDALL FEDERATION HEARS OPPOSITION TO SW 120 STREET CHARTER SCHOOL

A large crowd braved heavy rain Monday evening, August 8th, to fill the meeting hall at Kendall Village Civic Center for joint meeting between the SOS 120th Street Committee and the Kendall Federation of Homeowners’ Associations to discuss the Smart Charter Group’s plans to build a 3,000 student Charter School on SW 120th Street. Michael Rosenberg, the Kendall Federation of Homeowners President estimated the crowd size at over 150.
Though Smart Charter Group was invited to present their viewpoint, no representative appeared. The attendees heard featured speaker, traffic engineer Miles Moss, explain how the new school would add an additional 7,400 car trips a day to the already overburdened SW 120th Street mainly during peak traffic times and that the added traffic would spill over to already congested West Kendall roads and intersections for miles around.  Afterward, Mr. Moss and Leslie Dellinger Aceituno of the SOS 120th Street Committee took questions from the crowd, Ms Dellinger Aceituno asked for volunteers to assist in the committee’s plans for reaching additional residents and businesses owners, and committee members sold T-shirts bearing a STOP sign urging the public to stop the charter school application.

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Leslie & Miles educate the public

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The crowd votes its opposition to the Charter school.