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Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Hotel for Commodore Plaza

From the Metronomic website

The parking lot next to Greenstreet Cafe is slated to become a hotel. But nothing has been finalized yet and the announcement may be premature.

The Arts & Minds school property has also been sold. Talk is that an office building is going in there.

The hotel is called Commodore Place, located at 3102 Commodore Plaza.

From their website:

"Commodore Place is a new mixed-use edifice planned for completion in late 2019, located in heart of Coconut Grove, Miami, FL within the Commodore Plaza retail, shopping and entertainment corridor. Commodore Place will offer a  Class “A” retail venue boutique B&B hotel residences. Commodore Place is uniquely positioned, as it will be the only building providing hotel lodging within the Commodore Plaza shopping and entertainment corridor. Commodore Place is conveniently located walking distance to the iconic CocoWalk Shopping Plaza, Theatres, Downtown Coconut Grove, Miami City Hall, parks, marina, and all that Coconut Grove, Miami has to offer. The Brickell Financial and Entertainment District and Downtown Miami are within a 10-minute drive. "

The owner is Metronomic, the same people behind the GroveBeautiful group. Again, nothing has been finalized. 

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Anonymous John Dolson said...

Awful. Simply awful. Where is the city on this kind of thing. They are absolutely ruining the Grove, not helping it at all.

May 17, 2018 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Jack said...

OMG. More construction and all of the trappings that go with it.

May 17, 2018 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

WTF!!! I thought the new one being built on McFarlane was ridiculous! This is such a shame what they are doing to the Grove. Sad, really really sad. It’s not progress it’s greed!!

May 17, 2018 7:01 PM  
Blogger Marion said...

What are all this people in the hotels and confused going TO DO??? They have ruined the charm of the Grove. Very few restaurants. No Comedy Club. No ventures fir quality shows, live music. Boring, boring, boring! Total lack of vision!!

May 17, 2018 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What can be done about this?!!!!!!!!!

May 17, 2018 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is with all of the glass boxes? unimaginative architecture is what!

And did someone not tell them that the ICONIC COCOWALK SHOPPING PlAZA is GONE?! It's going to be OFFICES!!!

Not to mention there IS a hotel on Commodore...

May 17, 2018 10:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle Rodriguez said...

That’s pretty bad design. I mean do any of these architects know anything else other then modern? Coconut grove is bohemian, so Mediterranean architecture is what should be focused on. But I guess they only teach how to build ikea furniture at these colleges.

May 18, 2018 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look I don't trust Metronomic at all; Ricky tried to buy my house on the edge of the southern edge of the North Grove a couple years back and gave me some B/S story about he wasn't going to tear it down to build townhomes, he was going to live in it with his family and maybe build an addition to it. It was all very bizarre. I never asked him to lie to me, I was welcome to talking to developers, I wanted someone to buy it to live in it (and ultimately sold it to someone who did that), but I knew what the deal was when I was getting cash offers for a 1,300 square foot house on a large lot with duplex zoning. The idea that he thought I needed to be lied to was insulting, as ultimately was his low-ball offer (well I wasn't insulted by that, business is business, but I wasn't dumb enough to take it).

BUT despite my personal dislike and distrust of him, I will say this: you guys are nuts, that's a beautiful rendering and if done right that would be a great addition to the Center Grove. Height is in context to that area, it proposes ground floor retail, parking looks to be minimal, and it replaces a crummy surface parking lot, which I'm sorry, no matter how hard you think parking in the Grove is, that's always a good thing. Metronomic has put up some junky looking buildings, I wouldn't trust that they'll actually deliver what they say they'll deliver (this thing could look shoddy if it gets value engineered), but if this was actually built as proposed it would be great.

May 18, 2018 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retail and restaurants cannot survive solely on weekend shopping and dining. With few offices and hotels in the Grove, we see little daytime foot traffic and businesses struggle. Increased daytime presence in the Grove is necessary to sustain restaurants and retail in the Grove. That is exactly what projects like this and the one on the other side of GSC will provide. The people that complain about the "disappearing Grove" and empty storefronts and wax philosophic about their nostalgia for the Grove of yesteryear are part of the problem -- they are not shopping and dining in the Grove. I choose to support projects that will help sustain the mom and pop businesses which form the fabric of our Village Center. Join me!

May 18, 2018 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's impossible to drive through Commodore Plaza especially during weekends. No parking etc. will they have parking on premises? There should be enough parking for each of the rooms/retail in this building.

May 18, 2018 2:33 PM  
Blogger Jackson Stewart said...

Hotel is fine. I’d prefer something with a more verdant look, but this is better than a crummy parking lot. It fits the character of that street. In fact, it looks like a new version of the 80s era buildings on Commodore. Again, not bad, but not good - uninspired.

Next step is to make Commodore pedestrian-only. It’s coming one day. It’ll make crossing MH much easier, too.

Sorry to you all bemoaning the loss of parking but we really don’t need any more cars in the center grove. The constant car noise really wrecks the quality of life around there.

May 18, 2018 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why fight this any longer? Change is inevitable. Yes, this ugly hotel sucks and the Grove continues to lose a local vibe. It will never be what it was. That better thing is history. As long as we preserve the trees, parks greenspace and waterfront we'll have something of redeeming value. Goodbye old Grove. Good luck.

May 18, 2018 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commodore Plaza to be renamed Trump Plaza next April.

May 18, 2018 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so, so sad to see the charm of The Grove being ruined. I am so glad I got to live there and experience it while it was still so cool. I don't think I could ever go back now and stomach to see what is going on.

May 18, 2018 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^^^. Make the Grove Great Again... if there is going to be a Trump Plaza!!

May 18, 2018 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Collectively every comment is heartfelt similar to a elegy however, life does go on. I was born next to the ocean in Fort Pierce, FL., and caught my 1st lobster @ age six and was a professional lobster diver for about 60 years. I went to the Card Sound road area every week just to be in the outback. I'm now an artist living in the Grove and beach comb from Key Biscayne to Key West. I somehow forced myself to understand and eliminate stress while driving in Dade County and have lived in the Grove for about 45 years. And here, now, today my street and neighborhood have become a complete thoroughfare for traffic morning, noon and night surrounded by MacMansions with gentrification West of MacDonald. The Grape does an almost perfect job of keeping us informed about our Grove, plus this vetting process - - - yet, life must go on. A few positives though; fresh clean air to breath 24 hours daily from a Northeast breeze coming off the Atlantic. Biscayne Bay, A fantastic sunset, nearby hospitals, vets, grocery stores, shopping, local pubs, Shell Lumber, pharmacies, a vibrant mixed race county, schools, dogs, cats and baby carriages everywhere, no so bad weather, trees and lush greenery, peacocks, Key West to the South, Disney World & South Beach to the North, etc., etc. & etc., i.e., I simply cannot lament. And you simply cannot blame some developer for making a living.

NOW, lets vet out some ideas as to how to turn what is/reality into something positive. Jobie Steppe

May 22, 2018 8:18 AM  

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