Petition Closed
Petitioning Acting Planning & Zoning Director, City of Miami Beach Richard Lorber and 8 others

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

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.

Letter 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
and 6 others
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
In reference to DRB File No 22936:

On March 5th 2013, the Design Review Board of Miami Beach will hear a continuance on an application to demolish one of the most iconic historic homes in Miami Beach. Built in 1925 for JW Popham, this notable Miami Beach estate has stood the test of time for nearly 100 years.

We are against the demolition and we ask the City of Miami Beach to give the Design Review Board of Miami Beach the power to deny the application, or to find another option to designate this home as historic and prevent its demolition. 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.