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Miami Beach Mayor Offers North Beach Park For Possible Memorial To Surfside Victims

View of the partial building collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside
Daniel Rivero
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WLRN News
View of the partial building collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside

As discussions continue about whether to sell the Champlain Towers South condo site to a developer or build a memorial, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber is proposing to use part of the city’s North Beach Oceanside Park to honor the victims of the June 24 condo collapse in neighboring Surfside.

In a Thursday letter to Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman, Gelber said he will propose during the city commission’s July 28 meeting to offer “an appropriate amount of acreage within the park to be dedicated to accommodating a memorial honoring the victims of the tragedy.”

The 28-acre park is located near the northern border of the city, about a few hundred feet from where the 12-story condo once stood.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.