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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Was there ever any doubt?

Let the mass destruction of the Grove continue, let it be dismantled little by little. The city of Miami won the Grove Harour waterfront lawsuit which had delayed the project for two years. The third district court of appeal rejected Grace Solares' and Steve Kneapler's suit saying that anyone could sue over anything if this was allowed to continue, which I guess is what goes on in this world, people sue over nothing.

Grove Bay Investment Group now has permission to start developing the property, they also have control of the Glass House in Peacock Park.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course there wasn't any doubt. Grace Solares and Steve Kneapler are known for frivolous lawsuits. I wonder if anyone could figure out how many millions of dollars those two have cost the taxpayers of this city.

May 28, 2015 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of sh***

May 28, 2015 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


May 28, 2015 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very exciting. It is a great project that will inject new life into a part of the city that feels stale. As a new homeowner in the Grove, I am thrilled about what this means for our property values, too! I can't wait to eat at the waterfront restaurants.. The schlocky options there now I suspect are only appealing to old timers for nostalgic reasons. This will make Coconut Grove an inviting and dynamic place for a new generation of Miamians. And shame on this career activist who makes a living by wasting taxpayer money in nasty litigation! I am happy to see her swatted down both here and at Skyrise.

May 28, 2015 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is with great sadness that people like the above poster take over the Grove. Shouldn't you be in Brickell? Or better yet, move to the French Quarter and tear it down, because it is old and nostalgic. Ditto "Old Town" in Key West, I mean, the name says it all!

This city lacks foresight, understanding and intelligence. As a home owner in the Grove, I understand that truly value comes from preservation and keeping a place that is unique in the world..unique in the world.

May 30, 2015 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is with great sadness that people like the above poster still lives in the Grove. Shouldn't you be in a retirement home? Or better yet in Century Village?

You lack foresight, understanding and intelligence. You think that preservation saves communities? Communities survive because they adapt and grow. This is an ever changing world. Those who choose not to adapt go the way of the dinosaurs.

May 30, 2015 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lawsuit was anything but frivolous. It's basis was the City's total disregard of the City Charter and the management of the City's waterfront properties. Shame on the City of Miami for doing a sham RFP and receiving ONLY one respondent for such a significant parcel of waterfront property. Particularly, give the fact that there was an earlier round of RFP's with two respondents that was thrown out because they didn't like who won! Whoever managed the RFP should be fired and the commissioners that supported it should be voted out of office. At the end of the day, the Grove Bay Investment Group may have been the best respondent, with the best vision for the site, willing the pay the taxpayers (see Owners) the greatest amount of money for use of this unique waterfront property. Unfortunately, we will never know. The opportunity was squandered and we have to live with it. Most do not have a problem with upgrading the waterfront improvements and services, just follow the laws governing the development of such properties. If it was done in an open and transparent manner many of the objections to the project would have been addressed. Instead it was done with a group of political insiders, with limited development experience, for less than fair-market value for prime waterfront real estate. Just my humble opinion but not too far of the mark, I'd suggest.

June 02, 2015 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarnoff pandering to developers again?

June 02, 2015 7:39 PM  

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