Update on Grove Isle construction plans
Construction will have to be brought to the island via the current fragile bridge or through barges. A diagram is shown here, please click on it for a larger version.
The new building looks nothing like the other buildings and current residents of Grove Isle feel that the construction will not only hurt property values, but it will distrupt life for years to come. Many residents believe that two to three years of severe disruption and inconvenience with many tens of thousands of tons of material being moved either by land or by sea requiring thousands of heavy truck movements and/or barges and dredging having a significant negative impact on the ecology of the marine environment, including manatee habitat.
Of course traffic is an issue while construction is being done.
The "Preserve Grove Isle" group has made legal progress with the city; currently the plan is on hold for further review. This gives everyone, including residents in the North Coconut Grove and Coconut Grove in general, time to regroup and understand the situation as it is believed that in the long run, the project will affect all of the Grove, not just the island.
Residents on the island are against all high density development on the island and they now plan to bring their concern to local home owner associations and groups.
If your neighborhood or group would like to get involved, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CITY OF MIAMI
Mayor Tomas Regalado: email@example.com
3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133
District 2 Commissioner Marc Sarnoff: firstname.lastname@example.org
3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 305-250-5333
Assistant City Manager: Alice Bravo (email@example.com)
Planning Director Francisco Garcia: firstname.lastname@example.org
444 SW 2nd Avenue, 3rd Floor
Miami, Florida 33130 305-416-1470
General Number for Planning Department: 305-416-1400
Assistant Director: Luciana Gonzalez (LGonzalez@miamigov.com)
Zoning Chief: Paula De Carolis (email@example.com)
Zoning Administrator Irene Hegedus: firstname.lastname@example.org
444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor Miami, Florida 33130 - 305-416-1491
Land Development, Chief Antonio E. Perez (AEPerez@miamigov.com)
444 SW 2nd Ave 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33130
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENV PROTECTION
Pamela Sweeney 305-795-3486
Biscayne Bay Environmental Center
Sean McCrackine 305-372-6789
TROPICAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
Laura Reynolds 305-667-7337
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