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Preserving paradise

Preserving paradise
The Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board wants to protect the area, not create a “petrified forest”
October 31, 2016 08:45AMBy James Teeple

A historical photo of the Carlyle and Cardozo hotels on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. (Photo courtesy of Miami Design Preservation League)

From the October issue: Ever since the founding of the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board more than 30 years ago, developers and preservationists have been tangling over whether it strengthens or weakens local economic development.
“Our job is to help development and preservation coexist,” said Jane Gross, who served as the board’s chair until September of this year. “You want to adaptively reuse these buildings; you don’t want them to sit like a petrified forest with no life in them.” [more]

Source: The Real Deal

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