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We are hosting a “Family Beach Day”
at 2400 N. Ocean Blvd in Boca Raton, FL
Sunday, March 6th from 10am-4pm
We would be honored for your support of attendance. Please feel free to invite your family and friends. Join us on the beach for a fun day filled beach day to enjoy our greatest natural asset.
Parking will be available at 2401 N. Ocean Blvd at the Ocean Club, free of charge
I am writing you this letter as a concerned citizen of Boca Raton, FL My organization is Boca Save our Beaches, striving to do one thing: save our beaches from development.
Boca Save our Beaches was developed in 2015 after four of five City Council Members of Boca Raton, FL approved an oceanfront residential build at 2500 N. Ocean Blvd. An area once known for a no street light policy to protect our turtles, has plans of building an 11,000 square foot concrete structure with multiple variances.
The City of Boca Raton, FL and its Council Members have failed to ensure long term protection and resiliency of our community’s beach and dune environment. The fate of Boca Raton’s marine ecosystem is at stake, and wildlife species dependent on beach and dune habitats will decline which is why I am reaching out to you today. We are looking to the community leaders of Boca Raton to support us in stopping 2500 N. Ocean Blvd and future builds on the east side of A1A. Initially deemed unbuildable, multiple variances were granted to the owner, Natural Lands, LLC, in order to pursue development of the monstrosity located at 2500 N. Ocean Blvd, previously denied twice by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. That should have been the end of it, but unfortunately the City Council of Boca Raton, FL reversed the decision of the Zoning Board and the variances were granted. The uproar is palpable, and I do not believe that one of our Boca residents support this build.
We are not strong enough to fight city hall like other groups are in the process of doing, and this is not our goal. With enough pressure from our community leaders, along with our citizens and concerned environmental groups (remember indigenous plants, turtle nesting, small animal habitats), we want the City Council to move forward to preserve not only this environmentally sensitive area but also the pure pleasure of our residents and visitors of simply walking the beach enjoying the breezes, the sunrise, sunset, the moon on the water and the sound of the ocean. We are urging the City of Boca Raton to purchase this land in order to preserve its intention of being unbuildable.
We aren’t looking for money, although it couldn’t hurt. What we want is your support. We need our community leaders on our side to help us convince our City Council to play by the rules. You are our strength.
Once our beaches are gone, we will never get them back. Please visit our website www.bocasob.com for more information. I can be directly contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. I personally thank you for your time in reviewing this note, and I look forward to meeting you. The time is crucial to save our beaches and wildlife.