The Real Deal Miami

Future of Coconut Grove’s Glass House uncertain

February 22, 2010 03:21PM

Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is taking ideas from the public for the future use of Coconut Grove’s Glass House, the Peacock Park building named for its floor-to-ceiling windows. The property at 2820 MacFarlane Road was once a community center and now serves as the home of the Neighborhood Enhancement Team, the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce and the non-profit organization that runs the skate park in its backyard. The neighborhood group may leave, and funding is not available to repair the building, Ron Nelson, Sarnoff’s chief of staff said at a Coconut Grove Village Council meeting last week, urging community members to e-mail him their ideas. Potential uses include a restaurant, community center or offices. [Miami Herald]