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Miami-Dade County Appeals the City Mayor’s Playhouse Veto and Advances the Playhouse Project

On June 17, 2019, Miami-Dade County submitted a petition to the Appellate Division of the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, appealing the City Mayor’s veto of the County’s application for a final Certificate of Appropriateness for the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. In addition, the County submitted a motion accompanied by an affidavit requesting that the appeal be calendared for a hearing on an expedited basis.

You can see these submissions here.

Miami-Dade County Remains Committed to Moving Forward with Coconut Grove Playhouse Project

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez reaffirmed Miami-Dade County’s commitment to move forward with the fully-developed plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. Mayor Gimenez stated, “Our project restores and celebrates the historic architecture and brings theater back to the Playhouse. It creates a place that is pedestrian-friendly and welcoming to the Coconut Grove business district and the West Grove.

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs releases quarterly and project-based grant application guidelines and deadlines for the 2019-2020 fall cycle

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released guidelines and deadline schedules for the fiscal year 2019-2020 fall cycle of arts and cultural grants programs available to Miami-Dade County based non-profit cultural organizations. Guidelines containing information regarding eligibility requirements, funding requests and program criteria can be downloaded at by clicking GRANTS / GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS.

City Commission Approves the County-FIU Playhouse Project!

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 the City of Miami Commission approved the County’s appeal of the City’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) rejection of the County-FIU plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse by a 3 to 2 vote. This is a pivotal approval for the County’s work to bring great theater back to Coconut Grove.

Please see the news reports for an account of the City of Miami Commission’s action at:

Coconut Grove Playhouse Special Meeting to be Held on May 8th at 9 AM

The City of Miami Commission voted on Thursday, April 25th to defer the public hearing to make the final decision on the County-FIU Coconut Grove Playhouse project. The Commission scheduled a special meeting both to hear public input and to decide on the appeal by County to move forward with the Coconut Grove Playhouse. The Playhouse decision will be the only item for this meeting at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 8th at the Miami City Hall.


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