Grove Isle Residents Association recently reported that the City of Miami’s Zoning Administrator has determined that the latest five story proposal for 4 Grove Isle is consistent with its zoning regulations, known as Miami 21. Grove Isle’s lawyers are appealing this administrative decision. The decision on compliance with current zoning laws is completely independent of the terms of the 1977 Settlement Agreement—the agreement signed by the City to allow development of Grove Isle.
Meanwhile the developer’s request for a demolition permit for 4 Grove Isle is still pending before the city. Grove Isle’s Association has reconfirmed that they will also challenge this request. Demolition without agreement on a final solution for 4 Grove Isle risks substantially damaging values and amenities for residents of Grove Isle if a debris field/bulldozed site is generated without a building permit for planned development.