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Friday, September 22, 2006

NIMBY's unite against Related Group

The Related Group needs to pack their bags and go. We are not downtown Miami or Brickell, we don't want their mega crap in our neithborhood. NIMBY's (Not In My Neighborhood) unite!

The up-zoning from GI (Government/Institutional) to R4 (mega crap being built) is wrong. The City Commission promised to protect our neighborhoods unanimously after the sell out to the Grovenor House.

They promised to change the GI zoning ordinance with a text amendment dated June 9, 2004 (GI Zoning Code Sec. 401) which states, "Any changes to GI use shall revert to the least intense abutting zoning use," which in the Mercy case is R1 - Single Family Residential.

There is no "hardship" involved here in the Related Group's request to change the zoning other than greed. Greed is driving this change. Mercy wants the money and Related wants the money. Everyone in else in the Grove can go screw themselves.


We will keep you updated on coming zoning and commission meetings.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are bitter and non factual at the same time. I have lived in the Grove for over 30 years and have never seen or heard such ignorance in all the time I have been here. First of all, by right, Mercy can build unlimited height and do we want to see this happen. No! Mercy needs the money so they can take better care of the Grovites and so we can have a world class facility in CG. We all have a mercy experience and thgias can only help. Everyone seems to have an angle on this developer and at the end of the day they are either pissed off they are not getting money or they are blatantly asking for money, neither of which Related has done. let's not make idiots of the smart resources we have in the Grove. Please.

September 22, 2006 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, elementary school kids could argue a point better than this guy. He can't stand the fact that he lives in a major city, has sounded xenophobic on many occasions, and is totally hypocritical because he lives in a mid-rise, gated (see: elitist), waterfront building himself. He is systematically trying to suppress growth in one of Miami/South Florida's most desirable neighborhoods, while implicitly forcing "those people" to live in other parts of the city. Not once have I ever seen him make a factual, coherent, or even rational argument against urban growth and development within the Grove. This is the same man who once stated a desire to have the Grove become like "Mayberry". Enough Said.

September 22, 2006 4:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Falco said...

People, posting anonymous hate is not the way to go. We do want to keep the Grove small and neighborly. Huge 410 story towers don't belong here. Brickell is a mile away, the tower would fit in well there.

Anyone calling themselves a concerned Grove resident and wants to open the area to major high rise building is not a concerned Grove resident.

And just because you live in the Grove 30 years (so have I), doesn't make you an expert.

The majority of the Grove residents are against this monstrosity and all future monstrosities.

All future anonymous hate postings will be deleted.

Thank you.

September 22, 2006 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

born in jackson memorial hospital 1945...raised in south grove...coconut grove elementary...bryan memorial methodist church...picnics and camping on fair island...watching the coast guard seaplane take off and land in the bay...bachelor of arts and overstreet's bicycle shop on commodore plaza...rentz's rexall...saturday afternoons in the coconut grove movie theater... double feature cartoons and a serial for ten cents...cotillion at the coconut grove woman's club on wednesday evenings...a blessed childhood in a sleepy magical village..."call it paradise then kiss it goodbye"...now from far away the grove looks not on the way to ruin but already there...

September 23, 2006 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I decide to take my wife out to lunch today at Jaguar in the Grove. A few minutes after ordering, a loud mouth hispanic male is talking on his cell phone very loudly. Very obniouxsly. Naturally, I give him a look and he says "Is there a problem?" I answer, "Yes, you are screaming on your cell phone." To prove himself as classless, he proceeds to call me an asshole (twice) and slams the front door of the restaurant into my chair. Then, he proceeds to his illegally parked and filthy S type and says "What are you looking at, asshole?" Great clientele for Jaguar. The Grove has gone down hill since the Cubans moved in. Anyway, would someone please explain to me the fixation that hispanics have with their cell phones? It is way over the top!

September 23, 2006 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it has to do with too much Cuban Coffee. Have you ever seen a more hyper culture? Let's hope they go back to Cuba when Castro dies and we can reclaim our city!

September 23, 2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger my_ami said...

Dear Grapevine,

You promised to delete anonymous hate mail, and yet the last 2 postings to this blog are very clearly hate mail targeting Cubans (e.g., "The Grove has gone down hill since the Cubans moved in," and "Let's hope they go back to Cuba when Castro dies and we can reclaim our city!").

I don't believe this blog should support bigotry by allowing such ignorant comments to remain online. Otherwise, you are implying support for their views, which I would hope you don't share. Please delete these and any future messages of this sort.

Many thanks.

September 25, 2006 8:34 AM  
Blogger Tom Falco said...

No, I strongly disagree with their comments, but feel it is important to see how people feel. Their views may be a big part of the problem.

And please don't put words in my mouth and tell me what I am thinking. I really resent that. I almost did delete their comments, but I think they need to be seen.

There is a very large majority of the Grove who feel like that. I think people should know.

September 25, 2006 8:57 AM  
Blogger my_ami said...

Thanks, Grapevine. It was not my intention to put words in your mouth... please accept my apologies. I see your point about leaving the postings on. But I don't want people to get the impression that certain ethnic groups are not welcome in the Grove, as the relevant postings imply. The Grove has a long and proud history as a tolerant and diverse community, and it's a shame that ignorance and bigotry should taint that in any way. I can only hope that it's a minority, and not majority, of Grovites that feel this way. Otherwise, we might as well let the developers come in and bulldoze the place, because an intolerant, xenophobic Grove is not worth saving.

September 25, 2006 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A huge majority are offended at the incessant rudeness of "those people" who refuse to assimilate and/or speak english in public. Look at the national polls. It's real. Miami just happens to be the mother ship.

September 28, 2006 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look you ridiculous pinhead, "huge majorities" of the American public supported the vile treatment of Blacks in America all the way though the 1960s…..and perhaps to this day. The fact that great numbers of dimwitted people share your idiocy and loathsome beliefs gives you no legitimacy among decent people.

September 28, 2006 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't take it out on me. I am just telling it like it is. Miami would be world class if it's residents assimilated and played by the rules that made this country great.

September 29, 2006 10:14 AM  
Blogger Tom Falco said...

Miami has never played by the rules and that is why the city is a total mess.

Miami has high rises downtown, on bricell and other areas, there is no reason Coconut Grove needs to be part of that mess.

Enough with the greed. That's what it is all about, has nothing to do with world class. It's all about money. Mercy is the first to admit it. They need the money. So fuck the neighbors. They need the money.

September 29, 2006 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a classic neighborhood jihad.
The Little House People VS the Tall House People.
Each is imbibed with a sense of absolute moral superiority.
“MY way of living is blessed by God and YOUR way of living is cursed!”
No reasoning.
No empathy for the feelings of others.
No understanding.
No middle-ground.
We might as well all be in Baghdad!

September 29, 2006 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not about "Tall House People". There are no "Tall House People" demanding to ruin the waterfront and density of the Grove. There is Related and its greed. Related wants the money. Period.

By the way, why do you think Related is giving so much money to Haskins?

October 28, 2006 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

S. Bayshore traffic is bad and getting worse. I would hate to have a relative in an ambulance in a rush trying to get to an emergency room.

November 14, 2006 12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mercy site should be limited to 5 stories. Voters just voted twice for "quality of life". There is no quality of life with new massive towers creating 1,000+ new vehicle trips a day on S. Bayshore.

November 24, 2006 12:47 PM  

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