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Stop Over-Development of Grove Isle

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UPDATE March 13, 2023 - Although the developer on Grove Isle has not begun construction of the "Grove Isle Arena" type condominiums, there remains the question of how the City of Miami approved the necessary building permits for this new "neighborhood" on an already developed singly platted island.

For many years, the city denied a permit for the “Arena” building because, according to city code, the property on which it was to be built needed to be replatted. However, in late 2019, the city suddenly reversed its decision and approved the permits even though there isn’t a legal exception to allow it. What is going on at the city? If you agree, and have not signed it, please add your name to this petition and forward it to your friends: Petition Stop Over-Development of Grove Isle (

ORIGINAL POST: We, having been apprised of the unlawful size of a development planned for Grove Isle, oppose all development that exceeds density restrictions set by Covenant. In addition, the developer shows no “good faith” in buffering the mainland from the noise and light pollution that it will create.

A signed Covenant running with the land, recorded by the County Clerk, and agreed to between the original developer, the City of Miami, and Coconut Grove Homeowners Associations MUST be honored! The developer should not be able to build more than what is there, as it was already built to capacity with 575 units. The City must send a clear message to developers that they may not victimize the community for profit.

Ingress and egress to the island is limited to S. Bayshore Drive and Fair Isle Street - adding over 200 vehicles and their daily trips will only exacerbate the existing Coconut Grove gridlock. Replacing green space with concrete will increase flooding and add to the already overloaded and outdated Miami sewage system.

City government is duty-bound to inform neighbors when development plans are submitted for review that will permanently and negatively impact our quality of life. We demand transparency, compliance, and good government.

Revoke permits that allow for development exceeding 575 units. You, our elected officials, must preserve the rule of law, protect quality of life for our citizens, and ensure the integrity of our codes, ordinances, and processes democratically enacted.

Do not allow this travesty to set a precedent for future development!

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