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)

joseph boolbol md 04.12.2019 at 12:17
I have called the police department many times to come out and ticket cars illegally parked all over S. Bayshore Dr. in front of Kennedy Park every weekend. The police refused to do anything. There is no enforcement of parking regulations at all in the Grove unlike other areas in Miami.
Michelle Black 04.12.2019 at 00:34
I DENY approval of Carrollton’s proposed elementary school 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.
alina lopez 03.12.2019 at 23:55
This would ruin our beautiful Grove. There is already too much traffic with what we have. There is enough schools already.
Eduardo Betancourt 03.12.2019 at 22:37
Traffic is already bad enough with Ransom. We need to preserve the beauty of the grove and the value of our homes.
Wendy Sanchez 03.12.2019 at 22:32
Please do not continue to contribute to the already congested South Bayshore Drive area. This is terrible for the quality of life of the local residents.
Elizabeth Annabel Page 03.12.2019 at 22:05
Too many schools already in area. A big traffic problem already caused by Ransom and this will only make it worse.
Huesmann 03.12.2019 at 20:39
traffic is bad enough throughout the Grove and in that area between schools generally and everyone using the back roads to get to downtown. We do not need more. It will destroy trees and add concrete-something the grove is not supposed to be known for and has enough of.
Frank Balzebre 03.12.2019 at 20:04
Stop the Insanity!
We ave enough resources to take care of our children in and outside of Cocoanut Grove..
Marysol Patton 03.12.2019 at 19:36
Over My Dead Body. This is absolutely not acceptable. I love directly in front of Villa Woodbine and already have Ransom a stones throw from me. I will fight tooth and nail.
Lisa howland 03.12.2019 at 18:36
Our streets are already congested and unsafe.

I strongly oppose another school in north Grove..
Please consider the residents quality of life.
Hannah Jazayri 03.12.2019 at 18:15
STOP GROVE GRIDLOCK, I VOTE NO! We have so many schools here already, this is getting ridiculous. You will destroy the authenticity of Villa Woodbine if we allow this to happen. :(
John Schoendorf 03.12.2019 at 16:52
Having this project would be atrocious. We have a nasty situation already with the expansion of Ransom over the years that turns our neighborhood into a parking lot two times a day. This is a residential neighborhood!!!
Ann Hyslop 03.12.2019 at 16:30
The gridlock imposed by another school, with over 400 cars coming in and out of the area twice daily, places our residents - and the children attending all of our schools - at risk of delayed emergency medical services forced to fight thick traffic on one and two way neighborhood streets. Building this school would be an UNSAFE decision.
Maria Vinas 03.12.2019 at 14:57
The traffic is already UNBEARABLE in the Grove. Please do not allow any more school in the Grove.
Let them built it in downtown Miami!
Jason 03.12.2019 at 14:31
Traffic issues makes this an impossibility. There is already enough noise and congestion in the residential neighborhood. We already have problems with drivers Ravi g through our once quiet streets trying to short cut the gridlock that already exists. It has turned out streets into danger zones during traffic peak times.
Rachel Dunaway 03.12.2019 at 14:15
Absolutely oppose, this will make it impossible getting in/out of the Grove with both Tigertail and Bayshore blocked.
Juan Carlos Junco 03.12.2019 at 14:07
No to all boy school at Villa Woodbine. Keep it a historical home / venue. No to an increase in school traffic in the Grove.
Monica Escandon 03.12.2019 at 13:48
There are many buildings in construction. We do not need more traffic neither more buildings that are very harmful por the Grove!
Ed London 03.12.2019 at 13:24
Traffic is currently horrendous . The school will make it much worse for those who use Bayshore drive and for the parents and children of Carrollton
Elisabeth Gazay 03.12.2019 at 13:19
We moved to the Grove for the green spaces, parks, village feeling and different lifestyle and now again we need to fight to stop over development, destruction of tree canopy and historical places ???
The traffic on Bayshore is already bumper to bumper twice a day, this project just doesn’t belong here and they are plenty of other options in vacant lots without history and not on a scenic drive. City of Miami must listen these voices and it’s basic urban planning common sense that this is not the right location now for a huge school.
Claire Amerena 03.12.2019 at 12:36
There are so many reasons this shouldn’t happen but
Mainly the traffic problems caused at busy hours and then the elimination of an historic building for an oversized and full school in a residential area in place of a single family home.
This is where city planners need to step in and prevent a catastrophic regret before it happens.
Please NO not there!!
Maria Velasquez 03.12.2019 at 11:42
I am a Grove resident who moved out of Brickell to have quiet and safe streets for my son. The Grove is becoming Brickell! South Bayshore Drive is a scenic Roadway. It cannot handle any additional traffic.
Peggy Gaines 03.12.2019 at 11:38
The traffic in the Grove is already terrible we don’t need to invite more congestion. We need to protect and respect the beauty of our neighborhood.
Sandra Madjdi 03.12.2019 at 02:07
PLEASE STOP THE OVER DEVELOPMENT AND MORE SCHOOLS IN COCONUT GROVE . FIX THR GRIDLOCK BEFOEE ADDING MORE TO IT
Kathleen Howard 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The proposed school is exactly opposite of the neighborhood makeup it intends to occupy. Traffic-producing on a daily basis, no respect for green space or the tree canopy, and out of proportion to the structures around it. It offers no benefit to those living in the 33133 zip code.
Ana L Dominguez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Work in the Grove for the last 15 yrs, run to branches for a local community bank, in Commodore and Bayshore. Traffic is out of control, without plans for parking.
Michelle Niemeyer 03.12.2019 at 02:07
It is mind boggling that we are even having this conversation. The only change that should be made to Villa Woodbine's use, if any, should be back to single family residential, which is the use of most of the surrounding neighborhood. It violates the principles behind every effort the City of Miami has made toward a more sane approach to development: the tree ordinance, Miami 21, the NCD-3.

If Carrollton would like to build an additional campus, perhaps they would like to do so in downtown Miami. A lot of my downtown neighbors have children, and I am sure they would appreciate having a great private school like Carrollton easily accessible to where they live and work. Also, lots of the parents who would be dropping off their kids at Villa Woodbine work downtown, so having a school downtown would be convenient for them, too.
Deanna Blanc 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Anything that destroys the tree canopy does not belong in coconut grove. There is not even a need for more schools.
Kate Callahan 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I live across the street from Ransom Everglades Middle School. Already I cannot get out of my driveway for hours each day as parents drop off and pick up their children.
ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!
I will fight like my life depends on it to prohibit another school to be built across from my home.
Sally Richardson 03.12.2019 at 02:07
It is ridiculous to destroy even more of our tree canopy and Increase the already crippling traffic on Tigertail and Bayshore. We have way more than our fair share of schools and traffic. Don't add more.
Sarah M Nims 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Enough. We have enough schools. Save the trees. Save the environment. These things cannot be replaced.
Andres Kaufman 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I am signing this petition to stop the disrespect towards private property in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. Respect private property and stop destroying trees.
Lance Geller 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic in the area was a problem in 1980 when I first attended Ransom Middle. Since then, we have added exactly zero new roads to accommodate the thousands of additional cars. The math doesn't work. At some point, enough is enough. Either we get sensible growth management (which includes the option of no growth) or citizens will vote with their dollars resulting in home values and quality of life decreases in the Grove (as it is happening in most of Miami-Dade).
Susan Pigna 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Stop letting greedy developers destroy the character and charm of the grove. Poor urban planning resulting in the gentrification of the grove will ultimately devalue property values as well as the overall quality of life and experience in Miami. It’s criminal what commissioners and the mayor has done here. Some of the new class A office buildings on main are hideous and built out of scale without green space.
Hilarie bass 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Adding another school on Soutb Bayshore will negatively affect the quality of life for every person living in the Grove and destroy an historic site for no benefit. There are plenty of other locations for this school. This is a very poor choice and should not be allowed.
Scott Howard 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The development of a new school in Coconut Grove is not necessary, and not in the best interests of the residents of The Grove. Can the folks at Carrollton give us a breakdown of the zip codes their current students reside, and what projections they have for the proposed 336 boys and 50 faculty and where they would reside?
Barry Franigan 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Stop letting greedy and selfish petitioners destroy the character and charm of grove residents estates by posting banners on gates and fence of properties of which they dont own or pay taxes on
Hilarie Bass 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Putting a new school On South Bay sure will negatively affect the quality of life of every resident of Coconut Grove, not to mention destroy when the few remaining historic sites in the Grove. There are plenty of other appropriate sites for the school. They should not be approved.
john snyder 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Villa woodbine is being preserved, and would be better preserved by maintaining its present existing use. The Historic and environmental preservation board is only allowed to permit a use, different from what the property is zoned for, only to preserve an historic resource.
Mario Bravo 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No need for another school here.
Alexandra Ramirez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
South Bayshore Drive cannot handle any more traffic. The back streets can no longer handle the waze traffic.
Eric Salzer 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Stop Grove Gridlock. We do not need another school on Bayshore. Traffic patterns are bad enough, and with the Harbor Project coming, things are going to get much worse
Maria Freed 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We don’t want this school in our neighborhood!
Derick Ferrao 03.12.2019 at 02:07
With traffic, parking issues, and near misses in traffic accidents, the potential of another school in the area is a tipping point that we as residents cannot tolerate!
Totally opposed to a school at Villa Woodbine!
Patricia DeYoung 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This is a insane proposal for all who live here!
Traffic in this area is impossible at school times. The dropping off and pick up will be crazy. The Tree that will be lost forever is not acceptable.
Carrie Kay 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more development in the grove and destruction of what makes it a beautiful place to live!
James Benages 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I own a property very nearby. More schools??????
We need more trees and canopy. Not more schools.

The coconut grove area of te city of Miami is the only area of the city of Miami that’s worth living in. Why keep chipping away at that section?
Gretel B. Norweb 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This is ludicrous and all about greed! We do not need more construction, destruction and more traffic. We need to preserve our tropical settings, the integrity and safety of Coconut Grove and our quality of life.
Vivianne Swietelsky 03.12.2019 at 02:07
There is no way that this school will not increase traffic dramatically on the already-congested South Bayshore Drive and Tigertail Avenues, two of our three main arteries that traverse Coconut Grove. One has only to see what happens on Main Highway in Central Grove at drop-off and pick-up times for the two Carrollton and one Ransom campuses. Villa Woodbine is not a good location for a new school.
Tejeiro MD William V 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more schools. This is ridiculous. Already you can’t get through tiger tail rd because selfish people want to pick up their kids when school buses are available. If there is any more congestion then I will be selling my home and moving elsewhere.
STOP Grove Gridlock Campaign
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