The Miami Herald's Andres Viglucci got to the core of the matter:
City planners have said the city may have erred in asking [Fort Lauderdale landscape architects] EDSA to include in the blueprint the maximum number of facilities and improvements, such as athletic fields, the island could accommodate. The idea was to offer future administrations a broad menu of options as money becomes available, said city urban design chief Enrique Nuñez.For a few more days, you can see Viglucci's full article at MiamiHerald.com.
That, he said, appears to have ``scared some people to death.''
One alternative, Nuñez said, may be to break down the blueprint into a range of options that may prove more palatable to the public.
But he emphasizes that the plan would turn more than 200 acres of degraded or inaccessible areas, including an old landfill, into parks and open space in a city badly in need of both.
Among the effective opponents to the EDSA proposal were members of the Urban Environment League of Greater Miami.