The Future is Now…Vote YES, Tuesday, March 11th Special Election – Marina Referendum
The future of our municipal Marina District will be decided by a referendum on amending the City Charter during the Special Election on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. It is critical that residents of Singer Island vote YES on this referendum.
Construction is expected to begin on the long awaited redevelopment of the Municipal Marina – a $375 million, 26 acre transformation that will include many of the upgrades ask for at Charette and community meetings held over the years.
This 10 year project is a public-private partnership between the City, the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) and Viking Developers. The RBCRA’s $30 million in public funding is in its bank account, awaiting the go-ahead to begin construction.
The projects size and scope depends on the outcome of the March 11 referendum, which will ask residents to decide the marina’s future by virtue of how they vote. Because of a referendum passed in 2010, the City Charter has restrictions on investment in, and disposition and control of, publicly owned Marina District properties, which include Newcomb Hall, Bicentennial Park and Spanish Courts.
The polling station for Singer Island residents is at Phil Foster Park, at the foot of Blue Heron Bridge.
For more information contact Jeannie at 561-889-6734 or email her at [email protected].