Traffic in Kendall is BAD

Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners

True North Charter School is applying to put in a new school in West Kendall. Proposed to accommodate 1,450-students, the facility at the corner of SW 118th Ave. and Miller Drive would be located next to Westwood Christian School and across the street from the Early Start Learning Academy. This is big news for the neighborhood, because clearly “big" does not mean “better" – especially for the residents of Horse Country. Big is bad.

And it’s an unnecessary development, too. That’s because we already have numerous other schools located right here in this neighborhood, or within approximately a mile of Horse Country:

  • Calusa Preperatory (Private, in HC)
  • Archimedean Upper Conservatory (Charter, in HC)
  • McMillan Middle School (Public, 0.9mi)
  • Royal Green Elementary (Public, 0.4mi)
  • Sunset Senior High School (Public, 0.7mi)
  • Archimedean Middle Conservatory (Charter, in HC)
  • AcadeMir Middle School (Charter, 1.3mi)
  • Winston Park Elementary (Public, 1.0mi)
  • Archimedean Primary Learning Center (Charter, in HC)
  • Somerset Academy Palms (Charter, in HC)
  • Westwood Christian (Private, in HC)
  • Early Start Learning Academy (Private, in HC)
  • Rosemont Academy (Private, in HC)
  • Pneuma Christian Academy (Private, 0.1mi)
  • St. Kevin Catholic School (Private, 0.3mi)
  • St. Paul Lutheran School (Private, 1.2mi)
  • Bridgeprep Academy South (Charter, 1.3mi)
  • Greenglade Elementary (Public, 0.8mi)
  • Village Green Elementary (Public, 0.6mi)
  • Montessori School Lamaison Des (Private, 0.1mi)
  • Cypress Elementary (Public, 0.7mi)
  • Highpoint Academy (Private, 0.6mi)
  • Sunset Preparatory School (Private, in HC)
  • Royal Palm Elementary (Public, 1.1mi)
  • TERRA (Public, 1.3mi)

The massive increase in traffic will have a dramatic impact on our quality of life by not only impacting the tranquility of Horse Country, but by further inhibiting local resident’s ability to get to and work from West Kendall.

Traffic is BAD. Sign this petition and tell the County Commission to VOTE NO!

Petition by

To: Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners
From: [Your Name]

We, the undersigned, respectfully ask you deny the True North Charter School application to build a facility at Miller Ave. and SW 118th Ave. The tranquility of Horse County will be adversely impacted and the traffic there will increase, particularly for commuters coming from the west during morning rush hour.