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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Neighbors feel the Fairchild condo is a menace

The scene at The Fairchild condo at 6:30 am, as the sun comes up. Every morning.

There is a petition regarding the new Fairchild condo going up in North Grove. 

It says, "Building work makes life in Coconut Grove a living hell. Our neighborhood used to be a quiet and happy community and has become a crowded building site. The least we can ask is to be able to rest the hours not included in the Miami Ordinances and not having noise waivers issued. The Fairchild is only a few yards from our house and the noise, dust and dirtiness is terrible! Please, if you agree that building work should be more rational and humane, and life quality is more than just money, sign this petition for us."

This is one small development, but as we know, development in the Grove is quite out of hand. There are too many projects being done at once and the workers almost seem to be working 24 hours a day. At The Fairchild, trucks start arriving early in the morning, before the sun is up, before the neighbors are up. They are loud, they back up and beep, beep, beep incessantly, before 6 am!

One night, from about 7 to 10 pm, there was a cement pour, with loud, yelling, construction workers managing the pour.

I'm not sure how noise and dust can be avoided in a construction zone, but I do wonder where the waivers and permits are for the street closures which seem to almost be a daily occurrence at The Fairchild. 

I believe the the sooner they get done, the sooner they'll be gone, so that does incur some inconveniences.

How do you feel? Is this petition worth signing? It's about dust and noise, I think they need to add non-permitted street closures, too.

Here's the petition.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an excellent petition for those who bemoan losing the old laid back Grove to new construction, contractors, City of Miami allowing over-construction & so called special interest & greed. Get together, make this a cause and sign this petition.

November 08, 2018 6:22 AM  
Blogger Rafael T said...

Where is this?

November 08, 2018 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slightly SW of Mercy Hospital. Google Fairchild condo, it will display the address, Google the address and a map will appear.

November 08, 2018 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't remember precisely who, what, when or where, but we've all seen or heard of THEM! A very, very large construction project and a Grand Ma, Grand Father old wooden cottage right in the middle. THEY couldn't make em move. I don't really know what it took, or takes but you can, at times, beat em.

November 08, 2018 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

additionally no forethought is given to how traffic will be affected or to limit how many projects can be within a certain radius of each other, or length of time to finish a project.
From 27th, and along Oak, Mary, Grand, Main.......it's criminal how these politicians and developers have made our quality of living here impossible. And for pedestrians or cyclists it is impossible. The Rice Street garage has been going on for 3 years! When Regatta park is in full swing, we will really be prisoners in our own homes! I've written commissioner Russell's office a few times since May. My email gets danced around and the issues are not addressed; rather I'm given other miamigov.com contacts: B.I.D, Net offices etc. It's truly sickening.

November 08, 2018 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our politicians could care less about the residents of Coconut Grove and the City of Miami. Just look around at how our little slice of paradise is getting destroyed piece by piece. Somehow the power, the money and the ass-kissing blinds them to the needs of the people they represent. Sad.

November 08, 2018 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may not count for much, but I felt the stress of simply driving in Miami proper, namely in and around Coconut Grove, where I have lived since 1965. Succinctly, drivers blocked all intersections, especially U.S. 1, from 17th Ave to Lejeune & beyond, traffic simply could not move, rude, rude, rude those non-thinking drivers. I literally bit the bullet, i.e., I simply thought "WHO CARES" "NOT ME" and over about a year or two I came to really not care what those stupid ignorant drivers did. I began patiently sitting in traffic and enjoy my own personal thoughts, my wife, cat, fishing, boating, the ocean, not allowing them to cause me the harm from stress. And I'm no one to do this, but I did. Good Luck.

November 09, 2018 7:31 AM  

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