City of Miami Beach and Design Review Board: Stop the demolition of 42 Star Island, a 1925 landmark of Miami Beach
  • Petitioned Richard Lorber

This petition was delivered to:

Acting Planning & Zoning Director, City of Miami Beach
Richard Lorber
Assistant Director, City of Miami Beach
William Cary
Mayor, City of Miami Beach
Matti Bower
Commissioner, City of Miami Beach
Jerry Libbin
Commissioner, City of Miami Beach
Jorge Exposito
Vice-Mayor, City of Miami Beach
Michael Gongora
Commissioner, City of Miami Beach
Jonah Wolfson
Commissioner, City of Miami Beach
Edward Tobin
Commissioner, City of Miami Beach
Deede Weithorn

City of Miami Beach and Design Review Board: Stop the demolition of 42 Star Island, a 1925 landmark of Miami Beach

    1. Daniel Ciraldo
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Ciraldo

      Miami Beach, United States

On Tuesday, February 5th 2013, the Design Review Board of Miami Beach will hear an application to demolish one of the most iconic historic homes in Miami Beach. Built in 1924 for CE Fowler, this mansion has stood the test of time for nearly 100 years.

The current owners, real estate investors who purchased the home in a foreclosure, are seeking to demolish the existing home and replace it with a megamansion. Details of the new plan can be found here: http://miami.curbed.com/archives/2012/11/29/42-star-island-drive.php

We are against the demolition and we ask the Design Review Board of Miami Beach to deny the application. We also ask the Planning Department to work on ways to help ensure the historic legacy of our residential neighborhoods is maintained for future generations of residents and visitors.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Sad News: 3 historic homes being demolished today on North Bay Road

      Daniel Ciraldo
      Petition Organizer

      Some sad news: today, 3 historic homes are being demolished on North Bay Road. This includes the legendary Villa May by architect Jorge Arango. Please share the link with your friends so we can spread the news and hopefully help end the loophole which allows for this.

      https://plus.google.com/photos/107061396421872576719/albums/5818477225826512497

      Daniel Ciraldo's photos on Google+

      Coal Mining Heir demolishing 3 historic homes today on North Bay Road (48 photos)

    3. Good News!!

      Daniel Ciraldo
      Petition Organizer

      thanks for your efforts and please keep the signatures coming in - we now have until February to organize and mobilize to oppose the demolition. more to come!

      Board delays decision on Miami Housewives' plan to raze Star Island home - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com

      Real Housewife of Miami Lisa Hochstein won't get her "dream home" on Star Island. At least, not yet. Miami Beach's Design Review Board on Tuesday delayed a vote on plans submitted by Hochstein and her husband to raze a notable but perhaps crumbling 1925 home on the southeast corner of the exclusive island enclave and build a 14,000-square-foot mansion in its place.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Miami Herald writes article about petition!

      Daniel Ciraldo
      Petition Organizer

      Looks like our petition is getting noticed - the Miami Herald just published an article about it. Please see link below!

      http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/03/3125333/opposition-grows-as-real-housewife.html

      Opposition grows as 'Real Housewives of Miami' cast member seeks Star Island house teardown - Miami Beach - MiamiHerald.com

      On Miami Beach's super-exclusive Star Island, a Real Housewife of Miami and her plastic-surgeon husband want to build a palatial mansion so lavish it might make a Roman emperor blush. Only a splendid, if possibly rundown, Mediterranean manse by one of Miami's great early architects stands in the way.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Adaria Armstrong LEONIA, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, it is a surperb home already, why tear it down to waste resources to put up another one. I love this circa 1924 manse and it should be preserved rather than destroyed.

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    • Ronald Konijnenburg HENDRIK-IDO- AMBACHT, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      Its a piece of Miami history. Lets just stop tearing this city down simply because people have enough money to tear it down!

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    • Rae Horowytz WYCKOFF, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      we have to preserve Miami's unique architecture.

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    • Marianne Donnell MIAMI, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      As a lifetime resident, I support preservation...

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    • Fernando Bernal MIAMI, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Maintain identity.

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