The City of Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board (PZAB) approved the zoning application for the Coconut Grove Playhouse on November 7, 2018. As previously presented during the September 5, 2018 PZAB meeting, City staff strongly recommended the approval of the straightforward zoning exceptions requested in the application as being well within the parameters of Miami 21 code requirements. The PZAB voted 10 to 1 in favor of waiving the 18-month waiting period for items to come back before the PZAB for review and then, approved the item with a 8-3 supermajority of the members present, as required by code. The application focused on the proposed elements of the project including: faithfully restoring the historic front building along Main Highway, building a garage lined with attractive facades facing Main Highway and the residential neighborhood to the northwest, and creating multiple open spaces including plazas, promenades, lush landscaping and a pocket park. As designed, the Coconut Grove Playhouse project provides new connectivity between the West Grove and the downtown Grove business district, pays homage to its architectural heritage, and respects the pedestrian nature and village scale of the Grove.
To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the project and a comprehensive list of all the previous updates visit: http://miamidadearts.org/coconut-grove-playhouse-updates. Please note that all earlier updates remain available on this web site and contain more details about the project and its progress.