This home on Avocado is next on the chopping block, it is slated for demolition. You can walk up and down the streets and pick and choose which house is next. The sad part about this house is that it's in The Tropical Cottage book that was published a few years ago about the great homes in Coconut Grove.
The book description says, "Coconut Grove is a seaside hideaway filled with modest homes and charming cottages that have been nurtured, preserved, and artfully updated for today. Houses washed with white set amidst abundant gardens recall Eden."
But at the rate the developers are going, this will all end up as white boxy houses. It's got to stop.
There is a meeting at City Hall regarding the new NCD legislation, on Thursday, January 24 at 5 pm. Bodies are needed to show up and speak on the issue. Let our commissioners know how you feel. Right now whatever NCD we have is not being obeyed, we need stricter rules. Zero lot lines need to be dissolved as an option, the size of the home needs to fit the lot, knocking down houses needs to be controlled like it is in other municipalities in the county.
I truly feel our commissioners in the City of Miami don't care, the dollars they get from developers are more important to them. But something needs to be done. our village is being destroyed house by house. It's gotten to be a joke at this point and an insult, the developers don't care, they are picking out houses one by one, destroying the neighborhoods.
Something to note: There is no money for the preservation the Marjory Stoneman Douglas cottage, the Mariah Brown home on Charles Avenue, or the City-owned 1897 Flagler Worker’s House (the last known building in Miami directly associated with Flagler).