Dear Grove Isle Owners and Residents,

We would like to thank all who have come by to meet with the development team to offer input and suggestions. Your feedback has been very beneficial.

Because we have also received feedback from numerous residents who were not able to meet with us in November, we have extended our meetings through January 2015. Members of the development team will be available to answer any questions you may have concerning the development and the Club.

You may make an appointment to meet for a one-on-one meeting at the Club by calling or emailing Patty Morales at (305) 857-0400 or Walk-ins are welcome, but there may be a wait.

We will be available on the following days and times:

        Monday: December 1, 8, 15, & 22; January 5, 12 & 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

        Wednesday: December 3, 10, & 17; January 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please call or e-mail us with your preferred day and time, and we will do our best to accommodate you.


The Development Team
Grove Isle Associates, LLLP


Dear Grove Isle Members,

On Thursday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m., the Development Team will host an event at The Biltmore Hotel for Grove Isle members who are interested in a membership at the Club at The Biltmore Hotel.

The event will be held at the following location:

The Laguna Room at The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

To confirm your attendance, RSVP is required on or before December 4th by contacting Patty Morales at (305) 857-0400. You may also e-mail her at

This invitation is limited to Grove Isle Club members only. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served; dress is casual.

Information on membership options will be provided at that time. The Biltmore membership option will be made available once Grove Isle Club is closed for construction, at which time all members will be notified accordingly.

As a reminder, the Grove Isle Club Hotel & Spa and Gibraltar restaurant are currently open for business.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Development Team
Grove Isle Associates, LLLP


Dear Grove Isle Owners,

Earlier this month, we submitted our plans to the City of Miami.

During the month of November, members of the development team will be available to answer any questions you may have concerning the development and the Club.

You may make an appointment to meet with members of the development team, staff, and architects for a one-on-one meeting at the Club by calling or emailing Patty Morales at (305) 857-0400 or

We will be available on the following dates and times:

     Monday: November 10th, 17th, and 24th from 10 a.m. to noon

     Wednesday: November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Please call or email us with your preferred day and time, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Also, the renderings will be on display at the Club for you to review at your leisure.

We continue to welcome your input as we strive to build a product of quality that will reflect favorably on all of Grove Isle.

We look forward to the opportunity of meeting with you.


The Development Team
Grove Isle Associates, LLLP


Dear Grove Isle Club Members,

We would like to thank all who were able to attend the informational presentation on the Club this past Friday, October 10.  For those who were not able to attend, below is a summary of the meeting.

Maintenance issues:
  Several items in need of repair were recently brought to our attention.  In the future, please contact Calixto Rodriguez (305-858-1207) regarding any items needing repair.

Construction of New Club:
  As you are aware, we have not applied for permits for the construction of the Club, but this is in our future plans.  We will advise you when we have further information regarding closure of the Club.

New Club
:  The award-winning architectural firm, RTKL, presented our proposed plans for new Club.  Renderings can be found here.  The new Club will have 4 stories and will include 2 pools, 8 tennis courts, restaurant, bars, convenience store, pro shop, 14-guest suites, and fitness and spa facilities.  We believe this will be a world-class Club that everyone on the island can be proud of.

Temporary alternative Club facilities:
We are fortunate to have reached an agreement with The Club at the Biltmore Hotel during the time our Club is closed for construction.  The Club is less than 5 miles from Grove Isle and has 6 restaurants, a world-class spa, a fitness center with more than 100 classes a week and monthly social events. You can visit for more details.    For the same dues you are currently paying at Grove Isle Club, you will receive two Fitness and Social memberships at The Club at the Biltmore Hotel with no additional cost or initiation fees to you.   Please note, all memberships at the Biltmore are subject to their rules and regulations.   An informational meeting will be held at the Biltmore in November for you to learn more about the Club and its benefits.

Club dues during construction
:  If you do not wish to take advantage of the membership at the Biltmore, we will temporarily suspend your dues for the period the Club is closed.  We will resume billing you once the new Club is up and running.  Please be advised that if any facilities remain open during construction, such as the tennis courts, there will be a separate fee for those facilities which is yet to be determined.

If you choose the Biltmore option, no other fees will apply.
Updated Club rules and regulations
:  We will be sending out more detailed information regarding your membership options as soon as it is available.

We value your opinion and appreciate your comments about the meeting.  As owners, along with all of you, we are working to build an outstanding, world-class Club that will reflect favorably on all of Grove Isle.

Again, thank you for your attendance and support.


Grove Isle Club
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Dear Grove Isle Residents,

We are writing so that you are accurately informed about the status of the new development.

As you know, our initial plan was to build a fourth building similar in height and size to the existing three. However, your condo association has hired a law firm, at great expense, to oppose this and any other project brought before the City. We continue to try to work with your Association's Board to resolve the ongoing issues, but they have refused to meet with us. Please rest assured that your Board's claim that we do not want to meet with them is completely false and part of the reason we are reaching out directly to you. As the owners of over 1/3 of the property on the Island (including the Club property), we are confident that our property rights will be enforced in the near future.

Since your Board would not meet with us, we decided to meet with you. We had the privilege of meeting with over 100 residents, one-on-one over the last four months. Please know we appreciate and value the suggestions and feedback we received, and are giving each one serious consideration.

We acknowledge that some residents would rather have no development occur on the Island. However, the vast majority of residents are excited about the new development and the new Club. Many residents were grateful to get the facts straight from the development team and voice their opinions. Therefore, we will continue to be available every Monday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., until further notice. Please accept our invitation.

We are aware residents received a letter from the Board listing repairs that need to be completed on Grove Isle as the required 40-year recertification approaches, including repairs to the Association deck above the parking garage that we own, adjacent to Building Three. The recertification is to ensure all interior and exterior elements of your buildings are brought up to the current structural and electrical buildings codes of Miami-Dade County.

Ironically, the main concern we have heard expressed by residents opposed to our development on Grove Isle has been noise, dust and construction traffic to the Island for the next 3 years. It is important to note that the recertification process that you are being assessed for will bring the exact disruption to the inside of your residential building as well as the whole Island. Would it not be more reasonable to get all the construction and new development done at the same time?

Many of the residents are under the impression that the recertification process will be completed within 3 months. In our professional experience, we estimate that your recertification could last up to 3 years. And, to try to reduce the amount of the special assessments for this recertification, wouldn't it make sense to work with us to try to negotiate a way to reduce overall costs and inconvenience, by doing both projects in parallel? This would avoid turning a 3 year period of inconvenience into a period of 6 years or more. While some residents might say we are trying to scare you, we are actually trying to appeal to your common sense. We both have the same goals, to minimize construction, inconvenience and costs while working to improve the Island.

At this time, we would also like to address some common misconceptions:

  • As owners of substantial property on the Island, we have rights under the law. We are not asking for special consideration to build our development, just what the law allows.
  • On numerous occasions we have tried to meet with your Board of Directors, including new president Timothy Moore. Despite our requests, Mr. Moore and other Board members have refused to meet with us and engage in good faith settlement discussions, claiming they will not do so until they have exhausted their legal efforts to oppose any improvements on the Island.
  • Your Association Board should be representing the best interests of all residents, not just a handful of radical residents who want to stop any development for self-serving interests. Keep in mind that the self-serving interests of a select few are costing you money.
  • One year ago, your Association attorney wrote a letter to the City of Miami acknowledging that we have the right to redevelop our property in compliance with the requirements of Miami 21. While fully reserving all of our rights and in an effort to compromise, we submitted to the City an alternative plan that fully complies with Miami 21, as well as any applicable covenants. Despite the Board's opposition, the City issued dry run approval of this "as of right" site plan. Your Board inexplicably continues fighting this approved site plan even though (i) the Association (through its counsel) acknowledges that we have the right to build under Miami 21, and (ii) the proposed project includes a state-of-the-art Club which the majority of the residents agree will improve the lifestyle and property values of the Island. We are confident that we will prevail over the Board's frivolous opposition and delay tactics.
  • In September 2014, we sent the attached letter to your Board requesting that they repair the Association's deck above the parking deck that we own (see pictures attached). This letter was completely ignored. The board has neglected its duty to repair the leaks and other deficiencies on the Association's deck, which has damaged our parking garage and resulted in further liability exposure for the Association. Because of the damage caused by the Association to our parking garage, the Club can no longer use portions of this garage until repairs are made. Therefore, the Club will start using the surface parking lots that we own between the buildings.
  • How much more do you want to spend in legal fees? If you headed this capital improvement project, wouldn't you negotiate a deal to reduce expenses rather than increase them? Wouldn't you at the very least be willing to sit down and discuss it with us to explore good faith settlement options? We know we would.
  • Construction at any time is inconvenient. However, as the Island will already be under construction for the mandated 40-year recertification, we propose that we work together to minimize expenses and inconvenience.
We encourage you to reach out to your Board of Directors and ask for the information you are legally entitled to, including how your money is being spent on lawyers and legal fees.

We continue to offer to work together.

  • We know you didn't vote to reject our good faith settlement offer to work together and split the cost of bridge and road repairs, but this is what your Association Board has done.
  • We know you would want the Association Board to meet with the developers and explore a way to work with them to reduce the costs of the Association's special assessment for capital improvements, but the Board has refused to do so.
  • We know you didn't vote to spend your money to oppose the development of a new and improved Club, but this is what your Association Board is doing.
If you believe that the decision on how to proceed should be different than what your Board is doing, then you need to speak out! Now is the time! We know for some of you it is hard to clash with neighbors, but you will find that you are not alone; in fact you are a majority. There are some Board members who should be reasonable. Reach out to them and speak out.

Any change or disruption in life can be difficult, but when it affects your home it is that much more unsettling. It is our sincere desire to work together in making Grove Isle the most desired residence in Miami. If you have any questions or concerns, we are willing and available to meet and discuss.


The Development Team
Grove Isle Associates LLLP

March 6, 2015