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Old September 14th, 2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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A Taste of Coconut Grove (Metro Miami Pics)

About two months ago I was headed to North Miami and decided to stop by Coconut Grove South Miami...I made loops around a few blocks and snagged some cool pics!

coconut grove is a nice, quaint pocket of urbanity for Miami

This place gets uber-packed on weekends and if you're in a car, it can take 15 min to go a quarter of a mile! Keep in mind I took these pics on an early Tuesday morning!




The Coconut Grove Playhouse













There are many office and residential skyscrapers along S Bayshore Dr





There is a beautiful park on the right side of Bayshore Dr that fronts the beautiful Biscayne Bay



Dense townhomes/condos being constructed on a parcel right on the bay (the park is also going to be renovated with walkways, and artistic peices.)






Going off of S Bayshore Dr...a Borders Bookstore



Low-rise condo in the distance with lush terraces...this neighborhood is urban and green



I love these twins!



The way parking should be done! ...Also the Improv Comedy center on the right





Isn't this building amazing










LOvely!



I'll just give a sampling of some of the buildings S Bayshore Dr.

The twins again












Some of Key Biscayne off in the distance in the Bay



Entrance to Vizcaya...a castle on the bay



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Old September 14th, 2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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There are many projects going on in the area too

like the Lofts at Mayfair




or the Grovenor House (32 stories, u/c), or the Grove Garden which is 5 stories
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Old September 14th, 2004, 08:02 PM   #3
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Here are some night pics!















Questions/Comments.....?!
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Old September 15th, 2004, 12:44 AM   #4
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no doubt one of Miami's best hoods. Nice pics.
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Old September 15th, 2004, 02:58 AM   #5
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This is one of my areas of town. I work here and explore the area frequently. It's a nice place with a lot of potential but it's been and is being overbuilt and over comercialized.

Coconut Grove is a charming place that loses more and more of that charm every year. Hopefully somewhere along the line we can regain it.

Nice pics by the way, as usual.
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no doubt one of Miami's best hoods. Nice pics.
indeed!
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Old September 15th, 2004, 07:09 AM   #7
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just a little note...
the "amazing" building with the lattice work above the shops is the mayfair. It was a luxury hotel that is now converting to condos i believe. Behind that lattice and plants are the balconies, complete with hot tubs. Now you know why the privacy was needed.

the twins are the ritz-carlton coconut grove. One tower is condos the other the hotel.
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Old September 15th, 2004, 02:54 PM   #8
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Great pics, it just may be time for me to take a trip to Miami for a photo tour.
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just a little note...
the "amazing" building with the lattice work above the shops is the mayfair. It was a luxury hotel that is now converting to condos i believe. Behind that lattice and plants are the balconies, complete with hot tubs. Now you know why the privacy was needed.

the twins are the ritz-carlton coconut grove. One tower is condos the other the hotel.
just a clarification for some who might not understand....the mayfair is different from the Lofts @ Mayfair....the mayfair is coverting to condos....and the lofts at Mayfair is another condo project all together!

thanks Brickell for the info!
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Old September 16th, 2004, 01:22 AM   #10
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thanks for the pics.

The Grovenor House condo is under construction on Bayshore as well. It's a 30+ story condo building, built by the same developer who did the Santa Maria and is doing the Dupong Plaza. Suprised you didn't get a pic of that one.
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Old September 16th, 2004, 04:14 AM   #11
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Nice pics. I love that area. Definitely one of the best in the city. What i also love is that free Grove Circulator that takes you to the metrorail!

hope you dont mind if i add this here.

Click here to Check out the Coconut Grove pano i recently entered in the urban pano contest
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that's a nice pan. love how south beach peaks over the horizon like that.

you have more pics to add?
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just one more thing to add, any of you that are going to visit the Grove, should definitely check out The Barnacle Homesite. It's a state park on the water. The house is a great example of early Florida vernacular architecture.
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I just had dinner in Coconut Grove ( I think at Mambo which is the restaurant in the 2nd pic ) last night. It is SOooo nice there. Always a great place to stop at when in S. Florida.
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Nice pics. I love that area. Definitely one of the best in the city. What i also love is that free Grove Circulator that takes you to the metrorail!

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Click here to Check out the Coconut Grove pano i recently entered in the urban pano contest

That pano's awesome tricky kid....like South beach, Key Biscayne (far right) also looms int the background!
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just one more thing to add, any of you that are going to visit the Grove, should definitely check out The Barnacle Homesite. It's a state park on the water. The house is a great example of early Florida vernacular architecture.
Yeah actually Coconut Grove was pretty much the first suburb of Miami and is full of ancient treasures (lol)


A church




Vizcaya




At all times of the day, there are entertainers, and sometimes artists!

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Old September 18th, 2004, 05:47 PM   #17
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this is Coconut Grove in 1885 when Bahamians inhabited the area...actually when you leave the glitzy part, the Grove still remains distinctly Bahamian (in the neighbohood's architecture and people)...although this is quickly changing as the place gentrifies








Just stare at that picture and think "Boy have times changed.."
(Imagine the next 119 years)
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GREAT PICS AGAIN STREET, keep that camera rolling,LOL., Is that you with the PARROTS on ya? And how did you get those women in the car to smile for ya ?, I was driving south on S W 17th ave to South Bayshore Drive, THE Trees are so BIG and OLD, seem like CocoNut Grove has'nt had a Hurricane for almost 40 YEARS, Every Tree is still standing in the GROVE for 40 years , HOW LUCKY CAN THE GROVE GET !!!
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heres hoping the area doesnt get a bad hurricane for another 40 years!

Hey, so everyone knows, Viacaya near the Grove is free next sunday(sept 26). All you show is id i guess. well you can check it out here at their site.
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Nice pics. I love that area. Definitely one of the best in the city. What i also love is that free Grove Circulator that takes you to the metrorail!
yup and the Coconut Grove Metrorail Station is soon to be developed...here's the project that's supposed to start rising in the very near future!







The project will consist of a 19-story mixed-use transit center with the following:

23,000 square feet of ground floor retail
611-space parking garage
220 market, residential units
In addition, a 19-story office building with the following:

11,000 square feet of ground floor retail
500-space parking garage
157,500 square feet of office space
There is also a one-story, 30,000-square-foot supermarket with 201 surface parking spaces.

In addition to a guaranteed minimum rent, the County will receive participation rent generated from all commercial, retail, residential, or other uses. The County will also benefit from the cost avoidance of approximately $12,000 annually associated with the maintenance and landscaping of the leased property area.

The lease agreement will generate an estimated $16 million-plus in the initial 30-year term. Additionally, the lease agreement will generate increased ridership, ad valorem and sales taxes, impact fees, and will create jobs. The term of the lease is 30 years, with two automatic 30-year renewals.

The lease agreement has been approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Replatting and finalizing development standards are currently underway.




Check This Site For Other Metrorail Joint-Development Projects

http://www.floridacdc.org/articles/040101-1.htm
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