|Code enforcement beat me to it. |
That $4,000 fine will restore the 100-year old trees, right?
My source had heard that the 8-foot wall that separated the E.W.F. Stirrup property from the Grove Gardens Residence Condominiums [hereafter known as The Monstrosity] had been torn down. This was apparently done so that the restaurants and bars in The Monstrosity could start seating customers on the E.W.F. Stirrup Property.
I jumped in the car and drove down to Coconut Grove as quick as the speed limit on I-95 would allow. While my source was correct, it was even worse than they had suspected. Yes, the wall -- which had been the target of graffiti artists on more than one occasion -- was removed as a first step to expanding the restaurant seating, but what was done at the front of the property is what reduced me to tears.
The E.W.F. Stirrup Property has been raped of all its old growth trees!!!