Coconut Grove: A State of Mind


STOP Grove Gridlock Campaign

PETITION
STOP GROVE GRIDLOCK!
To:
Historic & Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB), Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board (PZAB) and City of Miami Officials
COCONUT GROVE NEEDS YOU: BE A B.I.G. VOICE advocating for the climate resilience of our coastal community and protect the Historic Preservation Overlay District of the Villa Woodbine site.
Join B.I.G., VOTE NO! DENY approval of Carrollton’s proposed elementary school for 336 boys and 50 faculty at VILLA WOODBINE located at 2167 South Bayshore Drive. The site is located less than 150 yards from Ransom Everglades Middle School and directly across the street from KENNEDY PARK.
STOP Grove Gridlock! This an unnecessary development, since there are 17 schools located in Coconut Grove serving over 6700 students when the Grove has approximately an area that is 5 square miles and 21,000 residents.
The impact to the City of Miami’s neighborhoods is even greater traffic bottlenecks that will impose an immense burden on our quality of life, with gridlock causing increased pollution and toxic traffic fumes, and the loss of our most personal measurable resource, our time and money. Especially for the residents of Coconut Grove – where school traffic congestion is already crippling.
Removing over half of its 220 trees will destroy Villa Woodbine’s lush tree canopy, green space and the site’s protected historic and natural resources. The footprint SF of new construction will be 8 times larger than the Villa, and will add over104,000 SF of non-pervious surface. These factors pose a grave hazard to the resilience of an already delicate coastal corridor area and will likely create flooding of surrounding properties.
Approving a new school at the historic Villa Woodbine property at 2167 S Bayshore Drive poses risks to the City of Miami that we cannot afford!

Comments (321)

Annabeth Peterson 19.05.2020 at 17:21
We absolutely do not need another exclusive private school in Coconut Grove. Our local infrastructure simple cannot handle it,
Dayana Muzinek 18.05.2020 at 21:17
Just no! Not ideal or necessary.
Traffic would be impossible.
Are there enough families to economically support a new school?
Zuleika Almanzar 18.05.2020 at 20:03
It’s hard enough to navigate from my home it o any errand any day of the week, the residents of the north grove face mutiple traffic jams between schools, the new development planned at Grove Isle and the vrazy dribers who cut down through bayshore to avoid US1.
kris copeland 18.05.2020 at 18:43
We do not need yet another private school. This proposal detracts from the beauty of the Grove and quality of life for residents.
Ana M palacio 18.05.2020 at 01:36
We do not need another private school in the Grove. Traffic is already extremely bad and commuting will be a nightmare.
Jasmin Silva 15.05.2020 at 18:04
Stop building schools and hire more special education teachers downsize the classrooms expand the schools we have but stop building more schools fix the ones we have
Susanne Ragnarsson 15.05.2020 at 17:22
We do not need another school in the Grove. Traffic is already extremely bad. This would be a disaster. Thank you.
Catherine Moghari 15.05.2020 at 17:03
I’m tired of being held prisoner in our own neighborhood. Tigertail becomes a parking lot and it’s impossible to go anywhere. Many parents from Ransom carelessly race through our streets and block our side streets. It is unfair to ask the residents to deal with any more. The Grove is turning into Brickell. It’s overbuilt. Enough is enough. Our city needs to quit selling us out and listen to the residents. This isn’t about education, it’s a money grab. Let’s see who in the city is on their payroll. Vote!
Eddie Garcia 15.05.2020 at 15:40
STOP OVER DEVELOPMENT OF COCONUT GROVE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. There are plenty of acres in West Kendall for these developers and schools. Develop out there!
Karen Davis 15.05.2020 at 14:13
While I am an advocate of great schools, I am not in favor of building another in the middle of what is already an overcrowded area, with plenty of schools. How about helping make our public elementary schools even greater?
Brett Sherman 15.05.2020 at 13:41
The traffic is out of control.
If proper traffic studies are carried out and Policies on Spatial Distribution and Urbanization are respected and no one is PAID OFF in the city. The city will conclude the serious traffic problem that this school will create for the home owners of The Grove.
Franc Pigna 13.05.2020 at 03:36
Please vote no to another school. It’s in the worst possible location and will result in chaos. There are more than enough schools in the Grove already.
Sophia Aitken 05.05.2020 at 20:11
Coconut Grove's main priority should be the protection of it's tree canopy. If Carrollton would like to build a new school in Coconut Grove they should do so across US1. The proposed area is saturated with traffic as it is.
vicki 04.05.2020 at 21:20
PLEASE VOTE NO! This will only intensify traffic, benefit a few, change the character of our neighborhood for all and remove lovely trees unnecessarily. Makes NO sense!
jose caruci 26.04.2020 at 19:55
I strongly oppose the construction of this infamy that will cause more gridlock than we already have!
Besides, the environmental impact is yet another reason to stop this nonsense.
Coconut Grove is a historic little city, that everyone loves! Let's not let it be destroyed! The energy the trees provide is an essential part of our living.
Ligia Munoz 24.04.2020 at 22:18
Stop the gridlock!
I am respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.
Ligia Munoz 24.04.2020 at 22:16
Stop the gridlock!
I am respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.
R Rodney Howell, M. D. 24.04.2020 at 16:24
I have lived on South Bayshore Drive, directly opposite of Ransom Everglades School and just a few hundred years from Villa Woodbine for over 30 years, and have seen the traffic grow enormously, making it very difficult to exit or enter my property. Traffic to Mercy Hospital, and ambulances are big issue. The planned destruction of a historic property with removal of most trees, paving more than 2 acres of the small 3.7 acre property is simply appalling. This must be stopped. A new school of any size is unacceptable, of this size is simply absurd.
Robert 24.04.2020 at 00:23
I visit this area at least once a month. Please stop overwhelming this beautiful neighborhood. Thank you.
Spirit Douglass 23.04.2020 at 19:41
We a respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.

In less than 5 months, almost 1,000 people have signed a petition on https://bayshoreingrove.org/
that you were sent via email. Pressing forward with this matter when so many who have voiced opposition will not be able to effectively participate in a virtual meeting, is simply unwarranted and fundamentally wrong. Hearing this matter NOW, a time when your leadership has such a critical impact on our lives, would be a grave disservice to residents of the City of Miami, as it diminishes your focus on prioritizing the severe life threatening needs of our community during this pandemic.

Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and you are back to holding in-chamber Commission meetings.

Thank you.

Thank you all for helping out. Stay safe and healthy.
Elizabeth Funes 23.04.2020 at 13:31
Villa Woodbine deserves to be preserved as a piece of Miami's history. Please let this beautiful property remain in its current state.
Sergio Ramos 22.04.2020 at 23:39
I am against this constrruction. The amount of traffic between Carollton and the other school will be obnoxious.
valerie valdez 22.04.2020 at 21:03
We a respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.

In less than 5 months, almost 1,000 people have signed a petition on https://bayshoreingrove.org/
Pressing forward with this matter when so many who have voiced opposition will not be able to effectively participate in a virtual meeting, is simply unwarranted and fundamentally wrong. Hearing this matter NOW, a time when your leadership has such a critical impact on our lives, would be a grave disservice to residents of the City of Miami, as it diminishes your focus on prioritizing the severe life threatening needs of our community during this pandemic.

Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and you are back to holding in-chamber Commission meetings.

Thank you.
Raul Milian 22.04.2020 at 20:20
We a respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.

In less than 5 months, almost 1,000 people have signed a petition on https://bayshoreingrove.org/
that you were sent via email. Pressing forward with this matter when so many who have voiced opposition will not be able to effectively participate in a virtual meeting, is simply unwarranted and fundamentally wrong. Hearing this matter NOW, a time when your leadership has such a critical impact on our lives, would be a grave disservice to residents of the City of Miami, as it diminishes your focus on prioritizing the severe life threatening needs of our community during this pandemic.

Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and you are back to holding in-chamber Commission meetings.

Thank you.
Arlynn Ron 22.04.2020 at 20:14
I vite no! We a respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.
Deyon Callender 22.04.2020 at 20:07
Stop the gridlock! This is an unnecessary construction that will only increase congestion in Coconut Grove.
Mackenzie Cuvelier 22.04.2020 at 19:59
I am respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.
randy malen 22.04.2020 at 16:20
no no noit a terrible idea put it someplace out of crowed areas waytoo much traffic leave the park area alone
Vivia Woodside 22.04.2020 at 15:03
I vote NO to carrollton proposed...Me and my family love coming into Coconut Grove. We really dont need anymore traffic..
javon williams 22.04.2020 at 14:46
Save the Grove and all of its history! The Coconut Grove community is such an amazing place. I grew up in Coconut Grove and have so many great memories here and I want my children to grow up here and have that great historical vibe as well.
Maria c Lopez 22.04.2020 at 06:09
STOP Grove Gridlock! VOTE NO! DENY approval of Carrollton’s proposed elementary school. protected historic and natural resources.
Maria Ordenana 22.04.2020 at 06:04
I dont approve building a school that will destroy natural resources. VOTE NO! DENY approval of Carrollton’s proposed elementary.
A 21.04.2020 at 21:04
To pick my kids up from practice in the evening takes 25 MINUTES TO DRIVE ONE AND A HALF MILES because the only way to do that is to get on Bayshore Drive. 25 MINUTES.

And as much as I love Grove restaurants and would rather patronize my neighborhood restaurants, its not unusual for me to turn right and go north to Brickell because I Dont want to deal with the ridiculous traffic going south for dinner.
Gisela Ailan 21.04.2020 at 18:31
Whatever the future is holding for us, I don't think this is the right time to discuss anything about this subject. PLEASE defer this matter to September!
Tamara Themmen 21.04.2020 at 17:00
Don’t allow a school at villa woodbine. It would create terrible congestion beyond what already exists.
Maria D Moscoso 21.04.2020 at 15:58
#StopGroveGridlock
The Grove is a historic part of South Florida, it is beautiful and prestige. I want it to look the same as it always has. No unnecessary changes should be made. The Villa should not be demolished and made another school. It is where people get married and for others it is a work force. Either way the Villa should stand!
Marsha K Cold 21.04.2020 at 13:16
Traffic is very slow now when school is in session. Adding another 400 people, all arriving in individual cars, would make a bad situation impossible.
Paula Marie 21.04.2020 at 02:44
Please don't add to Coconut Grove's congestion by approving this school! There are plenty of less congested areas where this school could go. Why add to our gridlock by putting this school right in the heart of Coconut Grove, AND on a historical site. We don't need any more schools contesting traffic in a family area.
Maria Gonzalez 20.04.2020 at 20:11
Coconut Grove is a historic little city, that everyone loves! Let's not let it be destroyed! The energy the trees provide is an essential part of our living.
Bryan Windmark 20.04.2020 at 17:56
I strongly oppose the construction of this infamy that will cause more gridlock than we already have!
Besides, the environmental impact is yet another reason to stop this nonsense.
Kevin Dennis Rusk 20.04.2020 at 15:40
PLEASE VOTE NO! DENY approval of Carrollton’s proposed elementary school. Stop Grove gridlock!!!


Arnoldo Corrales Soler 20.04.2020 at 14:23
Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and resume in-chamber Commission meetings.
Arnoldo Corrales Soler 20.04.2020 at 14:21
Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and resume in-chamber Commission meetings.
Lisbeth Mena 20.04.2020 at 14:20
Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and resume in-chamber Commission meetings.
Tiffany Lago 20.04.2020 at 14:19
Please defer this matter to September when we should have all resumed our normal lives and resume in-chamber Commission meetings.
Rosalie Berg 20.04.2020 at 14:14
Please don't add to Coconut Grove's congestion by approving this school! There are plenty of less congested areas where this school could go. Why add to our gridlock by putting this school right in the heart of Coconut Grove?
Chris Rohan 20.04.2020 at 12:14
Stop the gridlock!
I am respectfully requesting that you defer this matter until we resume normal in-chamber meetings, when our community can fully participate and not during a time when we are addressing the ongoing catastrophic Covid-19 heath care crisis that has crippled the economy.
Carrie Jackson 20.04.2020 at 11:35
STOP THE GRIDLOCK! If this unnecessary private school does go through, I should hope that the school provides bus stops elsewhere in the city to bus the kids to the proposed congested location. Buses and enforced carpooling would help with the traffic.
Nancy Rohan 20.04.2020 at 01:33
Please save this beautiful and much loved historical site in Coconut Grove cutting down over 100 trees in the grove cannot be allowed. Traffic is unbearable now, a school will certainly create Problems and keep people away from the Grove. Overbearing gridlock traffic is never a good thing anywhere.
Johanna Dilone 19.04.2020 at 19:13
The current use of Villa Woodbine allows an unlimited amount of visitors to enjoy its original charm. Turning it into a school will be a significant loss of a historic venue, not only for Coconut Grove, but for South Florida.
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