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Proposed Loophole Makes a Farce of Home-Size Legislation

Grove 2030

Feb 6, 2018 — Good News: Comm. Ken Russell and Planning & Zoning staff have agreed to your demands to restrict the size of new homes in Coconut Grove to 50% of the lot area. Bad News: Under their current proposal, developers could get around the law by planting a tree on city-owned right of way (or simply retaining one already there). If approved, such a loophole would render the home-size changes meaningless. Russell and city staff also say that neighborhoods with duplex homes would not have the same home-size reductions as those which allow only single-family construction. We believe all neighbors should enjoy the same protections to canopy, affordability and character. Don't be fooled by this legislative smoke-and-mirror show! These changes are fast on their way to becoming law. Contact Comm. Ken Russell (krussell@miamigov.com) and Planning & Zoning Director Francisco Garcia (fgarcia@miamigov.com) and let them know how you feel. 50 is Fair - for all Grove residents.


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