Grove Isle battle goes on
|Proposed fourth tower.|
Grove Isle Associates (GIA) claims they consulted with a number of architects and decided on a building that would have the smallest impact. Not sure why a developer would do that, but if they did care about the current neighbors, they wouldn't be threatening them now with loss of current privileges like the tennis courts and other facilities.
GIA says the new building will measure approx. 210 feet in height and will hold 65 condo units on a footprint of 12,000 square feet. Ground breaking is planned for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the job could take up to 24 months.
There will be a new restaurant, bar and eating area on the island, but it will be for residents only, and not open to the general public. The new building would look nothing like the existing three towers, you can see it above, that should be a concern but it doesn't seem to be.
|The short hotel building to the right would be replaced.|
The Preserve Grove Isle committee states: "The developer is interested in doing what is BEST for the developer and not for Grove Isle #1, #2 or #3, and its existing 510 apartments It is beyond naïve to think that the developer is truly concerned about long time Grove Isle residents. He is concerned with maximizing his economic return on his $24 million investment. He should be aware that the gross value of the existing apartments on Grove Isle is well over $400 million dollars."
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