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Work Progresses on the Coconut Grove Playhouse

With litigation resolved, work is underway on the Coconut Grove Playhouse project. The City of Miami has approved Miami-Dade County’s submission of a demolition waiver, which exclusively addresses the issue of trees on the property. As the next step in the process, the County has submitted a demolition permit which is being reviewed by the City. This permit covers asbestos removal, shoring up the historic front building (which will be restored in its entirety), extracting the remaining historic architectural elements from the auditorium (to be incorporated in the new theater), and demolishing the auditorium (where the new theater will be constructed). The Miami-Dade County team is working cooperatively with City staff on implementing this important project.

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