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)

sean knoll 13.01.2020 at 02:10
we have too much traffic now. stop the building of that school now. they can set up the school in a less congested area thank you all.
Claudia crippa 11.01.2020 at 20:04
Nature is very important to us save our planet., I don’t agree getting rid of our tres and nature in coconut grove.
Jenny Gomez 11.01.2020 at 17:34
Stop the corruption! We do not need anymore schools! Preserve the environment! Stop Grove Gridlock!!!
KEVIN ALMASSIAN 10.01.2020 at 04:28
I REALLY HOPE THIS CONSTRUCTION CAN BE STOPPED. WHY CAN'T THEY INTEGRATE BOYS INTO THEIR PRIVATE GIRLS SCHOOL ANYWAYS?
Mary T. MacDonald 07.01.2020 at 15:48
I have too many comments to write! DO NOT continue to ruin South Bayshore Drive, the Waterfront and the Community that put Miami on the map. This development and the impact of traffic and the coastline's landscape! Please save the natural resources that will protect the community. The Grove requires help - now - just for the flooding of South Bayshore - HELP do not HURT . . .
ANDREW U SMOAK 05.01.2020 at 16:49
We have enough traffic from Ransom Middle School!!! Historic VIlla Woodbine has to be protected- that is why the property site was designated with a historic verlay district over 30 years ago !!! And the tree canopy absolutely must be protected- and it mitigates all the traffic noise & pollution . The Grove has made many bad solutions- and all the closed off roads have pushed the traffic onto tigertail & South Bayshore. This new school will make traffic even more of a nightmare. Commissioners do your job- voting to save Villa Woodbine as a historic district is a vote for all City of Miami residents!
Marianne Devine 02.01.2020 at 17:09
Enough is enough. Stop this proposed, intensive change to our residential community. This is just be the beginning. First, another elementary school. In a few years, Carrollton will be coming back to build a boys' high school in our neighborhood. If Carrollton wants a boys school Carrollton should modify its existing campuses or move to an area with the appropriate land use and zoning.
Carol Ewing 31.12.2019 at 15:45
Totally disruptive to the neighborhood! We need to preserve the beauty and charm of coconut Grove AND our waterfront.
Jacqueline coca 31.12.2019 at 11:27
Coconut Grove already has enough schools. There is no need for an additional school. Allowing this to happen is proof of corruption. The people of coconut grove are NOT in favor of this initiative.
Frank Hessel 31.12.2019 at 06:21
Traffic is terrible, as it currently is. Adding this facility will make the traffic unbearable. In addition by removing mature trees our environment only gets worst. Where do we draw the line, NOW.
Michael Seker 30.12.2019 at 11:15
We need to petition the city and or the county more development is not welcome here the infrastructure is not designed for the a.ount of density they are attempting to achieve
ruben 29.12.2019 at 21:54
Preserve and maintain the beauty of this community.














































Stephane Deneux 29.12.2019 at 16:39
There is a reason I moved to Coconut Grove...stop this none sense construction. We do not need more schools
Bales Bransgrove 29.12.2019 at 16:36
Thank you for your work !
As a Miami native and Grove-ite, I cant believe the destruction that's taking place. So many places that can use renovation and fresh concrete, yet we're allowing the destruction of what makes the Grove unique. Thank you for saving our canopy, Biscayne Bay and what's left of our Grove.
James Hernandez 26.12.2019 at 21:35
Let's attempt to preserve the natural habitat when possible. Also not interested in having to deal with even more traffic congestion in that area .
MARIA FERNANDA MAIA 20.12.2019 at 12:53
BAYSHORE CAN`T SUPPORT ANY MORE TRAFFIC! SHOPPIG MALLS, SCHOOLS... WE NEED BALANCE! STOP GROVE GRIDLOCKS!
stephanie pereira 19.12.2019 at 16:34
I work around the area and I believe preservation is important if possible of the trees and environment. Even if the school says they will replant, trees take too long to grow and generate impact that empowers. I also agree that as a private school a los of cars will be added to the zones traffic making it impossible to get and leave work on a very stressful ride to my house in midtown which is already 30 min+ based on traffic.
Kevin Scott dwyer 19.12.2019 at 13:24
I agree that the adverse traffic impact is insurmountable, and will require significant government funds to adjust traffic issues.
Reshma Naidoo 19.12.2019 at 12:52
I do not support the change of zoning for a school. The current residential neighborhood does not have the capacity to accommodate the additional traffic. This area is already at capacity with the current school.
Murray Epstein , M.D. 18.12.2019 at 16:08
Unecessary, destructibe to the environment,
an assault and rape on the lovely lush tree canopy that we all treasure !
Genevieve Medina 17.12.2019 at 19:49
I work in the area and strongly oppose another school being added to the community and will cause even more traffic.
Rebeccca Curtis 17.12.2019 at 19:41
We do not need yet another school. And the Grove should be made into a historic district south of McFarlane so developers don't build high rise buildings. Preservation is needed.
Ronald Kelly 17.12.2019 at 17:31
I work in the area ant the traffic in the afternoon already is horrible. Please consider a different use for Villa Woodbine
Isi beraja 16.12.2019 at 21:22
Save the peacocks!! It is my pride and joy to see the peacocks in my lovely coconut grove community. I would hate to see them go away :( please keep the peacocks!!!
Maty Beraja 16.12.2019 at 21:20
The roads in this area is Coconut Grove do not allow for a proper flow of traffic. Bayshore and Tigertail are both two-way, one lane streets that already experience extreme congestion during weekday rush hours. Education is important and it would be best to consider relocating this institution elsewhere, as it would cause much stress to the community.
Stan Sowinski 16.12.2019 at 13:51
Adding a school in the middle of a neighborhood is only going to add more traffic to the area, making commutes ANYWHERE more difficult and life more complicated. Re-locate it to homestead! There's plenty of space there!
Jose Martinez 13.12.2019 at 13:48
They need to relocate future school project out of our residential neighborhood, Coconut Grove. They need to consider Homestead or further West. As children , we were driven to schools miles out of neighborhoods commuting up to forty five minutes each way. This is how you plan and develop properly.
Elizabeth Yelamos 13.12.2019 at 03:52
There’s a big giant empty science museum that looks so much like a HS—- but no, they want a beautiful historic mansion to rip apart and tear out trees and cause a traffic nightmare for decades. I would like to remind everyone our public schools are amazing.
Monique Feringa 12.12.2019 at 18:35
Absolutely!!
It’s busy enough as it is, let’s not make it worse!
STOP GROVE GRIDLOCK!
STOP GROVE GRIDLOCK
STOP GROVE GRIDLOCK!
Lisette Beraja 12.12.2019 at 17:23
The Grove has so much traffic at this time. It would be very difficult (disaster) is another school was on Bayshore when we have a one way lane each way. As it is it is VERY difficult. Another location would be fabulous.
Stephen Hill 12.12.2019 at 15:21
We live a few feet from Tigertail and 22nd (and the proposed school site). This intersection is already backed up for blocks in every direction during rush hours and in mid-afternoon when Ransom releases. Recently, I experienced a 30-minute commute by auto from Milam's grocery to my home on Freeman. We simply can't add another large source of auto traffic to this area without absurd restrictions to our ability to access our homes.
Magnus Liljedahl 11.12.2019 at 19:06
The traffic on Bayshore Drive between Aviation and SW 17th Ave is horrible. There is no sidewalks nor marked crossings making it a dangerous place for pedestrians. There is a serious existing drainage problem. All the pollution from the street flood into the bay and ruin our habitat which is a sad thing to see.
sue mcconnell 11.12.2019 at 12:12
This should not even be considered. This will be a traffic nightmare. Please consider the people that travel that route to and from work.
Claudia Uribe 09.12.2019 at 15:11
traffic is bad enough as it is now on bayshore drive . no more building please !
we need to protect the only green areas left .
Phyllis Gross 07.12.2019 at 23:46
TRAFFIC CANNOT BE CONTROLLED
NOW...WHO'S MONITORING IT?????
IT IS BECOMING MORE DANGEROUS
EVERY DAY WITH SCOOTERS AND
SO MANY TRUCKS AND BARRIERS
EVERYWHERE IN THE GROVE.
PLEASE HELP.
Kenneth Reilly 06.12.2019 at 23:04
Every 2-3 years the fashion change . Mediterranean style seems now so obsolete but at least it blends in with the original character and style of coconut grove. Styles goes out of fashion fast but boxes will destroy coconut Grove forever.

Please save the cozy groves
Barbara Bertani 06.12.2019 at 22:46
Every 2-3 years the fashion change . Mediterranean style seems now so obsolete but at least it blends in with the original character and style of coconut grove. Styles goes out of fashion fast but boxes will destroy coconut Grove forever.
jorge Luis Salazar 05.12.2019 at 20:03
No more Developers Developing waste and pollution!

We need more environmental windmills and fountains.

They need to cut it out. Climate change is on the rise and we are only capable of the reverse.

Tell them to think about future generations to come.

Respectfully yours,



Jorge Luis Salazar
Barbara Jackson 05.12.2019 at 19:35
The city needs to look to help all parts of the city rise up by putting schools and other new developments in those deprived sections. The traffic and population growth over the 20 years I've lived here is reaching a breaking point, enough already, and we're not even including the development on Douglas and Main that will add even more transient traffic to disrupt the lives of Grove residents.
Edward Navarro 05.12.2019 at 16:07
I will support your petition but the real question is how many of you who are so concerned voted for Ken Russel who is owned by developers.
Now that development is encroaching on this part of the grove you want to stop it.
What are you going to do about all the overdevelopment taking place in other parts of the grove
Alfredo Hidalgo Gato 05.12.2019 at 14:17
We had our Commissioner Ken Russell who supposedly represents us, speak at our home owners meeting and when he was asked how we could stop the development he smugly said there was no way to stop it at all. It became very obvious that the fix was in. Sadly he sides with his big donors not the home owners.
Tatiana Tascon 05.12.2019 at 05:44
We don’t need more traffic in the already congested S Bayshore Dr. Instead we need a sidewalk along S bayshore and a bike lane
David pujol 04.12.2019 at 23:42
How many schools do we honestly need? Why not add 3 more movie theaters or another 5 Starbucks?

Take your greedy asses somewhere else.
CARLOS YERMOLI 04.12.2019 at 23:00
Any increase or slowdown of traffic in South Bayshore Drive will inevitably increase the traffic on the already overloaded Tigertail Avenue. This avenue is not designed for heavy or fast traffic, it is designated as full lane bycicle road and the proposed development will increase the risk of accidents.
Denise Castro 04.12.2019 at 22:13
Local residents and Ambulances to Mercy can barely get by! No room for more cars in the Grove. It takes me 10+ minutes at times to leave Grove Isle neighborhood to get to our local schools in the morning.
maria cecilia pellegatti 04.12.2019 at 20:05
we must preserve the little remains of Coconut Grove, no more new buildings, want to destroy the little native forest we have.
jose marcos pellegatti 04.12.2019 at 19:19
absurdity of absurdity, as the world discusses the Amazon rainforest, why should we let this do with our little forest?
Elizabeth Balbin 04.12.2019 at 17:58
Coconut Grove is that little last enclave of Green. And actually a bit of a home to many species. With so much of Miami that can use some fresh construction and business... why destroy the Grove ? It also impacts Biscayne Bay. We need to stop being driven by greed and start doing the right thing.
Robin Parker 04.12.2019 at 16:47
For F-'sake, Why would Carrollton, an educational institution, with a duty to also teach by example even consider such an affront to sensible stewardship?
James Hill 04.12.2019 at 15:21
Traffic is intolerable as it is along Bayshore Dr. The proposed school if permitted would put excessive stress in an already bad traffic situation.
STOP Grove Gridlock Campaign
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