The Grove Isle Condo Association has recently updated residents with details regarding the Developer’s new plan for the island. The new proposal foresees a tower of 168 feet and 12 stories high. As such, it represents a 20% height reduction from his original proposal. It is important to note that this height information is meaningless, as no other data (for example, building volume and footprint) has been provided, despite requests for more information made months ago in the mediation process.
It appears that the Developer’s application to rezone his section of the island has not yet been confirmed for hearing by the City’s Planning and Zoning Appeals Board. Rezoning part of Grove Isle is an attempt to force the City’s hand and throw out Miami21’s relevance in the North Grove. It’s a slippery slope — a decision to allow rezoning 4 Grove Isle may facilitate the eventual rezoning of the whole North Coconut Grove coastline.
A copy of the latest Board memo is available below (click image to open).