Photo from "A New Kind of Cultural Campus"--plan developed by the Coconut Grove Playhouse Foundation (see link below).
May 23, 2019: Miami Commission fails to override Mayor's veto, court battle looms. Read the article in the Miami Herald.
May 17, 2019: City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez vetoes County Playhouse plan. What now? Read the article in the Miami Herald.
MAY 8, 2019: Miami City Commission moves County plan forward. Read the article in the Miami Herald.
MARCH 27, 2019: Miami-Dade County update on status of the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Read the update.
MARCH 5, 2019: HEP BOARD REJECTS COUNTY'S PLAYHOUSE PLAN AND LEAVES THE FUTURE IN DOUBT
After a technical glitch delayed the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Protection (HEP) Board Feb. 5 review of the latest plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, on Tues., March 5, the HEP Board reviewed the project and voted 6-4 against it. Read the full article in the Miami Herald here.
THE NEXT STEP WITH THE COCONUT GROVE PLAYHOUSE--July 2018
Monday, July 9, meeting of the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board, 6:30 p.m., Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr. The PZAB will approve or deny an exception and associated waivers to allow for the restoration, expansion, and master planning of the locally designated historic Coconut Grove Playhouse located at approximately 3500 and 3498 Main Highway. Read the July 8, 2018 article in the Miami Herald on the possible route to a final decision here.
VILLAGE COUNCIL REPORT
After extensive research, interviews with key decsion-makers, and a Council meeting focused on the future of the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Council's Civic, Cultural Life, Parks, and Green Spaces Committee has developed a detailed report and recommendations that will be the basis of an upcoming Council resolution about the Playhouse. Read the draft resolution and report here.
OTHER REPORTS AND PLANS
"A New Kind of Cultural Campus," plan developed by the Coconut Grove Playhouse Foundation. Download
October 2017 presentation by Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Download
Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs web page on the Coconut Grove Playhouse. View page
State of Florida moves to take over Playhouse, says Miami-Dade County's agreement has expired. Miami Herald, Sept. 7, 2018. More here
Consideration of Coconut Grove Playhouse for the National Register of Historic Places. Coconut Grove Grapevine, Sept. 3, 2018.
"Coconut Grove Theater Foundation reaches $11M fundraising milestone," Miami's Community Newspapers, April 2, 2018. Read
"In new Coconut Grove Playhouse design, 'Med' meets modern"--Miami Herald, Oct. 17, 2017. Read
"Miami Commission derails plan to reopen historic Coconut Grove Playhouse"--Miami Herald, Dec. 17, 2017. Read