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For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2012
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Jason T. Smith

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Commissioner Jean Monestime brings community and builders together to build Gratigny Plateau Park


Residents in the Gratigny neighborhood are a few steps closer to bringing a community park to their community, thanks to the help of County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2.

For more than a year, Commissioner Monestime has worked to bring attention to the vacant Gratigny Plateau Park, 885 NW 117 Street, Miami, Fl.  The park, located in a predominantly black community of single-family homes, is currently undeveloped with no recreational amenities.

During the past two weeks, Commissioner Monestime held a series of community meetings for residents to give their input on the park and work with park designers, architects and builders who will eventually bring the community’s vision to life.

The most recent meeting was held on Thursday, May 17, at Faith Community Baptist Church, 10401 NW 8th Avenue.  The first meeting was held on May 10.

“When I was first elected, I surveyed my district and found this vacant open space that is listed on County records as a park. I immediately started working to find funding and answers as to why the administration hadn’t developed this space into a proper park for the residents of District 2,” Commissioner Monestime said.

WPLG Channel 10, Miller Construction and EDSA have partnered with Commissioner Monestime to develop Gratigny Plateau Park.

“Channel 10, EDSA and Miller Construction have stepped forward as true community partners in this effort,” said Commissioner Monestime. “I will continue to push the County administration to find the necessary funds to develop and maintain Gratigny Plateau Park.”

 
County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, speaks with Channel 10 news reporter Glenna Milberg at a recent community meeting for Gratigny Plateau Park. The meeting was held at Faith Community Baptist Church, 10401 NW 8th Avenue.


County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, addresses residents at a recent community meeting for Gratigny Plateau Park held at Faith Community Baptist Church.

(Photos by Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)