The never-ending project
It's a shame that the whole reasoning behind the renovations is to add new buildings up and down 27th and then Bird, it will be a mini-Brickell. People here were complaining for years about cleaning up 27th Avenue, the entrance to the Grove, but it's really only being done to allow for more infrastructure for the take-over by developers. But it's taken so long that even the developers are being antsy. Good, maybe they'll all go away.
If any of the local politicians cared about the Grove, they would try to do something about the CVS planned for the Shell gas station location. For years, many have been asking for a clean-up of 27th Avenue and for years, many have been asking for a big sign that welcomes people to Coconut Grove. The sign is nowhere to be found but a huge CVS will be there welcoming people to the neighborhood.
The County doesn't have a clue when 27th Avenue will be done, repeated requests for some sort of answer were handed over from department to department.
The county's response is to send out old projection dates that ended back in August somewhere.
The old Slice 'n Ice was finally removed and this is what the corner of 27th and Bird/Aviation looks like now. Whoever planned this and approved this mess did not have Grovites in mind at all. It's all about money to be made in the future. It's always about money. Developers and politicians - the scourge of the earth.
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