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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Commissioner Ricky Arriola 
DATE:June  5, 2019
 



SUBJECT:REFERRAL TO THE FINANCE AND CITYWIDE PROJECTS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS VACATING A PORTION OF OCEAN COURT BETWEEN THE CLEVELANDER AND ESSEX HOTELS IN FAVOR OF THE JESTA GROUP PURSUANT TO SECTION 82-37 OF THE CITY CODE TO ENABLE A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE TO LINK BOTH PROPERTIES.

ANALYSIS

The Jesta Group purchased the Clevelander and Essex Hotels on October 2018. The firm is seeking to reinvest in the historic properties and connect both properties via a pedestrian bridge that will span over Ocean Court.  Pursuant to Section 82-37(a) of the City Code, the Jesta Group is seeking vacation of a portion of the Ocean Court alleyway, adjacent to their properties, for the construction of the bridge. I ask for the Finance Committee to discuss this proposal at its July meeting. I envision this process following the same general framework as other bridge connector projects like the Tides, Betsy, and Trader Joe's.

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Commissioner Ricky Arriola