Please follow this link to a statement by Mayor Carlos Gimenez regarding the recommended course of action to return great theater to Coconut Grove Playhouse. The Mayor provides important clarifications, highlights and facts regarding the Playhouse plan.
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On June 17, 2019, Miami-Dade County submitted a petition to the Appellate Division of the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, appealing the City Mayor’s veto of the County’s application for a final Certificate of Appropriateness for the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. In addition, the County submitted a motion accompanied by an affidavit requesting that the appeal be calendared for a hearing on an expedited basis.
You can see these submissions here.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez reaffirmed Miami-Dade County’s commitment to move forward with the fully-developed plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. Mayor Gimenez stated, “Our project restores and celebrates the historic architecture and brings theater back to the Playhouse. It creates a place that is pedestrian-friendly and welcoming to the Coconut Grove business district and the West Grove.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Workshops
Community Grants Program (CG) – FY2019-2020 – First Quarter
A quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural programs, projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences and publications.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs releases quarterly and project-based grant application guidelines and deadlines for the 2019-2020 fall cycle
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released guidelines and deadline schedules for the fiscal year 2019-2020 fall cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based non-profit cultural organizations. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and program criteria can be downloaded at www.miamidadearts.org by clicking GRANTS / GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS.
On Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 am, the City of Miami Commission will act on the veto issued by City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez that stops the County-FIU plan for reviving the Coconut Grove Playhouse. It takes 4 of the 5 City of Miami Commissioners to override City of Miami Mayor Suarez’s veto.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a statement regarding the City of Miami Mayor’s veto of the City Commission’s action in support of the County-FIU Coconut Grove Playhouse project. Mayor Gimenez stated,
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 the City of Miami Commission approved the County’s appeal of the City’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) rejection of the County-FIU plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse by a 3 to 2 vote. This is a pivotal approval for the County’s work to bring great theater back to Coconut Grove.
Please see the news reports for an account of the City of Miami Commission’s action at:
Please join us at the City of Miami Commission’s Special Meeting for the Coconut Grove Playhouse this Wednesday, May 8th. This meeting is being held specifically to focus on the Playhouse decision.
The City of Miami Commission voted on Thursday, April 25th to defer the public hearing to make the final decision on the County-FIU Coconut Grove Playhouse project. The Commission scheduled a special meeting both to hear public input and to decide on the appeal by County to move forward with the Coconut Grove Playhouse. The Playhouse decision will be the only item for this meeting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 8th at the Miami City Hall.