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Monday, November 13, 2017

Little by little, step by step - Brickellization

According to the Real Deal, Terra and the Related Group want to add new office space to the Grove at Tigertail and Mary Street.

It never ends. 

The City Commission will take up the issue of their rezoning request on Thursday.The city's Department of Planning rejected the proposal, but the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board approved it. No surprise there.

These two companies are going to take advantage of the Grove for all it's worth. They won't be happy until we look like Brickell.

Read the story in the Real Deal here.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Ken said...

One property is already entitled for a 12 story building, the adjacent one is for 5 stories. The developers want to combine into a single 8 story parcel. Seems reasonable to me. Eight stories is not Brickell, and Park Grove itself is 20 stories...

November 14, 2017 3:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. This is actually probably a good step down from the 20 story heights of Park Grove down to the 3-5 story height of the rest of the adjacent neighborhood. Adding ground floor retail will activate a part of the street that has been quiet. It'd obviously be nice to see some plans before commenting, but I think the project is probably a good thing.

November 14, 2017 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous comments. We need a reasonable increase in density in order to support affordable housing prices and have a sufficient commuters and residents to support our village businesses. This project will help provide that increased density without being overbearing.

The Grove used to be the only show in town attracting consumers and patrons from all over Miami. Now businesses are suffering because the Center Village is outdated and has to compete with the likes of Coral Gables, Brickell, Wynwood, and Miami Beach.
If we cannot appreciate the vitality of increased density to housing costs and retail sustainability, we will be marginalized as a bunch of unsophisticated yahoos. Responsible development is the key.

November 14, 2017 9:33 AM  
Blogger Kristi Stout said...

All of your comments are very helpful with digesting all the new development. I just wish there was more effort including green spaces, rooftop gardens, living walls etc. into these new developments.

November 14, 2017 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just curious how they are planning to populate all these fabulous offices and retail space they are opening, as we have SO MANY OPEN RETAIL SPACES as it is. Did we really need more?

Anyone looking for more retail stores and more offices, and more house density should just move to Brickell or other parts of Miami. That's not this neighborhood. Why do all neighborhoods have to be the same? I don't want any more traffic than what we already have, and I don't need to have an Old Navy or a Best Buy at walking distance either. If I did, I would be in South Beach or Dadeland. I'm not.

I want the peace and quiet, the trees, and the fresh air. The high rises coming up and the office space coming up are acts of pure acts of greed. To think the developers have our best interest at heart is for just the fools. Otherwise, I would be able to have a good night sleep without having the noises of Park Grove from midnight to five am on a week day - drilling, hammering, mixing. Yup. Midnight to 5a! Thanks! I know it's in my absolute best interest.

Who could I send a thank you card to?

November 14, 2017 11:01 AM  

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