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)

Cindy 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The traffic was the schools we have is chaotic already, I am totally opposed to get a new school in our neighborhood.
Charles Loredo 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This is unnecessary, there are plenty of schools in the Grove, the streets can’t handle any more traffic or growth
Ronald Canizares 03.12.2019 at 02:07
STOP GROVE GRID LOCK

SAY NO!
AL AROSTEGUI 03.12.2019 at 02:07
STOP GROVE GRIDLOCK. WE DO NOT WANT ANYMORE CLASS ROOMS IN THE GROVE. OR BUILDING.

YPOU ARE DESTROYING IT.
alexander candales 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Completely against this development. It would not be beneficial to our community in any way.
Cheryl Brown Brown 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This is a residential neighborhood not for commercial properties like for profit schools causing increased traffic problems.
Ellen Roth 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We are loosing all our green space to overbuilding.
The traffic from the 5 new condo buildings alone will produce a nightmare for residents and non-residents trying to travel through this area of Miami. In order to preserve the beauty of our community and enjoy the quality of life all citizens deserve, keep the environment and pave over another area that doesn't appreciate or respect what the natural landscape in this area of the city provides -- for free.
Martha & Michael Wollberg 03.12.2019 at 02:07
we need more green and less traffic! Villa woodbine should be preserved, and would be better by maintaining its present use.Thanks!
Gary Gross 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Please stop the madness...we have enough schools and traffic already..You represent the people not the developers....do your job...protect us!!!!
Chris Willits 03.12.2019 at 02:07
no more schools in coconut grove!
Chelsea Jennemyr 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This hardly serves the residents of 33133 and will only draw more from outside the district into an already overly-congested residential neighborhood. Hopefully this won’t become another private commercial venture that abuses residential rights and space.
Lisa Yoss 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Simply NOT the right location for Carrollton. Drive past their two campuses any day and experience what will be. Ugh.
christine davies 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The area is already very congested. There are several schools in the Grove. We need all the tree canopy we can preserve. It would be shocking to remove so many trees.
Maria 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Completely against this school. It destroys green space, increases traffic in an already gridlocked street, and destroys the historical homes/venacular of Coconut Grove. PLease preserve the history and beauty of Coconut Grove.
Katherine Whittingham 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more schools.
ARIANNA KAUFMAN 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The current chaotic traffic situation will obviously be worse. Tree canopy will diminish with all implications. The residents of Coconut Grove and other areas cannot lose parking places at Kennedy Park, a public park.
CLAUDIA KAUFMAN 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The project needs to be blocked. The traffic would be more chaotic than currently is, the tree canopy that we all very much appreciate in the Grove would suffer an important loss as well as the climate consequences it would bring. Parking at Kennedy park should be available to all residents and taxpayers, it should not be leased to any organization. The area should be kept residential and Villa Woodbine should be residential too or keep the current use.
Deon Mandelstam 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I live in the Grove. There are literally five schools within walking distance from my house. Randsom, Carrolton, St. Hughes, Coconut Grove elementary, and another I don’t know the name of. And actually a couple more. We need another school like we need a hole in the head. What we need is to protect the trees, and the natural beauty of this area. That is the only reason it is special.
Robert Porter 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more "Greedocracy"
Monica Roelandse 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic in the grove is already a nightmare. The residential area can’t handle more. And the loss of all those trees... just no!
fabian garcia diaz 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Great community effort ! I'm proud of my Grove friends
Anneke Schnell 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more schools in the Grove. Traffic is already heavy due to all the existing the schools. This new school will cause terrible grid lock in the entire area. The resident’s daily life will be affected.
Daniela Bianco Batlles 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The question is What will be the environmental cost of building a new school in this area? A new private school that will serve people that live outside the Grove.
The answer is simple: More traffic, increase pollution and destruction of natural resources and green space.
Fleta A Stamen 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I am against the conversion of villa woodbine to a private school. Nothing new should be allowed in coconut grove until the city of miami institutes remedies to the excessive traffic congestion, lack of parking, building construction that is incompatible with the neighborhood (commercial and residential). To date, the city of Miami has totally disregarded its constituents.
Eileen Appelrouth Farr 03.12.2019 at 02:07
NO NO and NO!!
lisa better 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The roads are already congested. Please consider the residents in Coconut Grove who live in the neighborhood.
Irene warner 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We do not need the traffic or another school
Congestion is already terrible and we do not need schools and greedy commissioners
Elena Carpenter 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We must protect our historical institutions, like Villa Woodvine, and those that want commercial intrusions into single family neighborhoods. There are already 17 schools in the Grove- do we need yet another one to cater to Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne and others, that will render the streets of Coconut Grove undrivable for the benefit of others outside our community ? I don’t think so.
Carrolton is a great school, they just need to find another place.
Amanda Calderon 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I may not be a resident of the area but I drive through here every day on my way to work and back home. It's already a mess trying to make your way through this area. There's already plenty of other schools in the area, no need for another.
Dawn Martinez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
DO NOT TAKE ANY MORE TREES OUT OF COCONUT GROVE!!!!!! NO MORE BUILDING!!
the traffic and gridlock is too much to deal with!
Nadine Johnson 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I am opposed to opening another school in Coconut Grove! The traffic is already horrible.
Carol Romine Hawks 03.12.2019 at 02:07
There is truly no need for another school here in the Grove. Enough traffic , enough schools , enough disturbance and environmental destruction......
Gail Scott 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No on the school.
Thierry Desormeaux 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Enough is enough ! Traffic is crazy on South Bayshore drive already, so I vote NO. Plenty off schools
Dan Moskovitz 03.12.2019 at 02:07
NO school

no Gridlock
Arlene Assalone 03.12.2019 at 02:07
NO WAY SHOULD A SCHOOL be at the site of VILLA WOODBINE!!!
Sandra Buigues 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic is already horrible due to the amount of schools in the Grove. NO to another school!
Mercedes grossmann 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Enough schools !! Too much traffic already !! Please dont make Historic coconut grove into a main highway !! Please do not ruin coconut grove taking its beautiful landscape and houses . Miami has been devastated by construction and We need to take care and keep at least the historic side Of the citi !!
Ricardo Rodrigues 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I am against the proposed Carlton School location.
Karim Antoni 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic is already awful
Lisa Treister 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic congestion has become a major problem, especially in Coconut Grove. Schools bring more cars and more gridlock. Our two-lane roads were not built for large volumes of traffic. Also, stop placing more classrooms in quiet, residential neighborhoods. Find a location where commerical uses already exist and can accommodate the additional traffic. But NOT next to our homes.
Barry Burak 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I am totally opposed to another school in our beautiful neighborhood. Traffic is already a very big issue. The destruction of so many trees is shameful.
I strongly oppose this school!
Lesley Tobin 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Ransom Everglades blocks Tigertail Avenue to thru traffic. S. Bayshore is the only way to get home during the 7:00am and 3:00 pm.
Another private school at the Villa Woodbine location is untenable.
Sandy Mielke 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I live in the part of "North Grove" that was formerly the Town of Silver Bluff - which was illegally annexed by the City of Miami in 1925. This new project is a continuation of the degradation of our community - destroying the very lifestyle which attracted us here. Perhaps, it's time to revive the secession movement!
Sandy Mielke 03.12.2019 at 02:07
For more than 50 years, we have lived in the part of the "North Grove" that was formerly known as the town of Silver Bluff - which was illegally annexed by the City of Miami in 1925. This new project is yet another example of the degradation of the our community by greedy developers, eroding the residential environment and lifestyle which originally attracted us. Hey, City of Miami: maybe it's time we revived our secessionist movement!
JOAN L GOLDSAND 03.12.2019 at 02:07
no more schools causing immense gridlock in this area..we are being overrun with schools causing major traffic jams
Peter Smalley 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The craziest Grove development plan yet! No to school, no to removal of trees!!
Fernando Lacabanne 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I drive to Coconut Grove every day. The traffic is imposible. I don't shop there anymore. The merchants. are loosing business , I don't understand why they want to built a school and add more pressure in a sensitive and unique area of Miami !!
Michiel Segeren 03.12.2019 at 02:07
UNSAFE!!! Every morning and afternoon cars are speeding through secondary streets and running stop signs trying to avoid traffic on Bayshore and Tigertail. People bought home on these streets because that was exactly what they’re trying to avoid. Pretty soon someone; probably a child, is going to get hit by one of these cars. It’s more than just an inconvenience, it’s going to be dangerous.
Richard Fortson 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic has become intolerable! Please stop!!!
STOP Grove Gridlock Campaign
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