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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Another lawsuit hits the Grove Isle project

A rendering of the Grove Isle proposal

According to The Real Deal, Grove Isle Associates is facing another lawsuit, regarding their expansion plans. 

A private owner is suing. 

The new project is called The Makers Grove Isle, it's a semi-circle, horse shoe shaped condo that will be at the northern end of the island. It's where the hotel and spa were. 

Originally a tall tower was to be built on the spot, but after other lawsuits and complaints, the five-story project was planned. 

The developer is having problems receiving a demolition permit and the community's condo association has also been suing to stop the project.

Robert Denholtz, the owner who is suing to stop the project, calls the new design an "over-sized stadium-like structure," that would create what is called a "Venturi effect," during tropical storms and hurricanes. This causes wind forces to increase as it passes through the airspace between the buildings. Denholtz owns Durex, a metal manufacturing business in New Jersey.

The suit says that the design of the structure and the openings would cause a 50-miles-per hour wind to turn into a 300-miles-per hour disaster.

Other lawsuits by the group Save Grove Isle, allege that the project just does not fit on the island, the construction will interfere with current owners who live in the existing three buildings and the small bridge going to and from the island can't handle non-stop construction material and workers and residents, too; along with changing the character of the island forever. But the three towers did that in the 1970s to the chagrin of many people in the Grove to this day.


Related stories:
Fourth condo to be added to Grove Isle?
They want to add even more buildings to Grove Isle
Grove Isle battle goes on
New rezoning plan presented for Grove Isle
Will the Grove Isle bridge hold 15,000 tons of debris?
Tow trucks are lurking

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha, anybody remember the group Save Fair Isle? That's what we had to try and save it from development, it was all just wild, but the city would not spend it in the 70s. I'm just back visiting the Grove, I grew up here, the glass towers are ridiculous and so not Grove-y. But at least the villas and townhouses that have replace single families feel a bit Grove-y with the leafy streets.

November 23, 2019 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The Grove Isle Club and Hotel are now closed despite all the money paid... what happened to it? Wasn't there a lawsuit to keep the developer from closing it?

November 26, 2019 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Save Grove Isle the same as Preserve Grove Isle?

I tried to look them up and found this

https://preservegroveisle.com/

December 06, 2019 6:48 AM  

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