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Welcome to West Avenue Neighborhood Association (WAvNA)
Important Dates

January 4th, Design Review Board – Presentation of Phase II West Ave Enhancements, aesthetic plans, streetscape, street-ends, pump station

January 6th, Public Zoom at 6PM to discuss mooring field feasibility study. Learn how a boat mooring field can improve water quality, protect sea grasses and more.

January 12th, Special Commission Meeting to discuss implementation criteria for 2AM alcohol sales ballot question approved by voters in November
WAvNA Resolutions

WAvNA Opposes Elimination of Hotel Parking for Citizen M Hotel

This proposal would eliminate all parking requirements for Citizen M Hotel, it seems, to address a parking shortfall for the hotel caused by the introduction of the 179-seat rooftop cinema, 85-seat rooftop restaurant, and 31-seat rooftop bar.

WAvNA opposes this as it may incentivize more hotel development on this block where 5 hotels already exist. Second, the ordinance is initiated by Citizen Hotel which seems like it should be a private application, not commission sponsored. Therefore, WAvNA board opposes the parking elimination and the proposal should only move forward as a private application by the developer. 

WAvNA Opposes Ordinance to Convert Home to Short Term Rental, 1320 Flamingo Way
WAvNA Opposes an ordinance that would change the start date of the Bed & Breakfast prohibition ordinance causing 1320 Flamingo Way (and maybe others) to convert a home into short-term rentals.

The intent of the original bed & breakfast law, now repealed, was to give an existing single-family homeowner the opportunity to earn extra income so they could remain in their home. The current owner never lived in the home and upon purchase immediately built an addition with 7 bedroom/7 bath.

What we really need is more residential housing but that will not happen if housing is constantly taken off the market and turned into transient.

Please, No More Marijuana Dispensaries

It has been brought to our attention that yet another Marijuana Dispensary is searching for a location on Alton Road. In our neighborhood there are already 3 marijuana dispensaries, 2 marijuana hookah stores, and 1 marijuana doctor advertising with a giant pot leaf in his front window.
We reiterate that there is a separation law for marijuana dispensaries and we wish to have that law obeyed to:
  1. Not decrease the distance separation
  2. Not change any laws that would allow more marijuana dispensaries on Alton Road or the West Avenue neighborhood.
West Avenue Neighborhood Assoc. Board of Directors:
Tim Carr
Gayle Durham
Mike Edwards
Alan Frank
Brian Keane
Corinne Kirkland
Amy Litos
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