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)

Mona Adams 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Enough! We are exhausted from all the traffic. Please stop this development.
Sally Richardson 03.12.2019 at 02:07
All it takes is seeing the long lines of backed up traffic when Ransom Everglades starts or lets out to know that this additional school is a really bad idea. It is incompatible with the neighborhood, and the traffic problems cannot be resolved. It's time to try to protect the last vesages of the Grove of the grove.
Daniel Diaz 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Clearly is an ambitious protect of trying to gain market share of the current student Population from rival nearby schools, We clearly don’t need another one, in fact some existing one are not completing their capacity.
If this ridiculous protect is a go by our City then I will request approval to open up a Gas Station in my corner of S. Bayshore dr and 17 ave with a window for cafecitos.
Eva Junco 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No to turning Villa Woodbine Into an all-boys school (or any school for that matter)! Let’s preserve this beautiful property! No more school traffic in the Grove! We have enough!
Sheila Boyce 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We have enough congestion in the Grove. Adding this school is irresponsible. Do not approve the school.
Thomas Boyce 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The Grove doesn’t need another school to clog up our roads. We already have gridlock during rush hours. Please do not approve the school.
Gabriel Garcia 03.12.2019 at 02:07
If a school is out there traffic would be unbearable and over 100 trees would be destroyed. We must prevent this school from being built at all costs!
Isaac orteg 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Please do not let Villa Woodvine disappear. Do not build a school in this area since it will increase traffic to this neighborhood. Traffic is already a nightmare and this would make it even worst.
Pamela Leja-Katsaris 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Stop the destruction of Coconut Grove. We do not need ANY more development of any kind, let alone another school. There is no benefit to the community, and this will once again only benefit the greedy developers.
Lilly Lee 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The essence of the Grove is being destroyed by traffic jams and unruly drivers — we can’t as a community support another middle school.
Trina Tejeda 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Grove traffic is already terrible- please vote no to building a school Villa Woodbine!!!! I spend all day driving to meet with my clients and can tell you that the congestion is already unbearable. And the building keeps going on and on with more towers in Coconut Grove
carmen Duque de Estrada 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Our neighborhood DO NOT need more schools either public or private, we have more than enough good schools in the area; we DO NOT need to increase dangerous traffic in our streets; what we the neighbors need so much is to increase and preserve the canopy we already have, so that our children have the opportunity to grow up in a healthy and beautiful place.
Gavin 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I dont appreciate the cutting down trees and the traffic it takes long enough as it is to get to school and a new school would lock up traffic please sign to stop this madness
Gavin 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I dont appreciate the cutting down trees and the traffic it takes long enough as it is to get to school and a new school would lock up traffic please sign to stop this madness
Eli sims 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I do not like traffic. Nope nope nope, not one bit. The gridlock is very annoying and adds extra time to my commute home from school.
Erik Lavandeira 03.12.2019 at 02:07
There is too much traffic in coconut grove. I love nature and trees and I think that historic sites are important. There is already way too much traffic in the grove so we need to fix it.
Gala Kavachnina 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Save our beautiful lush Coconut Grove! No more over building & no more traffic!
Vote No to a school at Villa Woodbine!!!
Barry Burak 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I am against the building of another school in our neighborhood.
Save our trees!!!!
I vote no!!!!!!!!!!
Alfonso velasco 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No cutting trees, don’t think we Coconut grove residents need more traffic. There are plenty of schools already, we don’t need more.
A Fons 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The Grove does not need another school- why don’t they build it in an area which needs it, has the right infrastructure and would welcome it. There is already to much traffic in the Grove.
Camille Gonzalez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I was born and raised in Miami, FL. Please do not allow this development to happen. Part of what makes the Grove so appealing and special is being surrounded by all the beautiful trees and plants (most of which are native to the area). By destroying this area, you are not only making the Grove uglier, but you are also adding more traffic to the area - and traffic is already an issue as it is. Traffic is not only frustrating to be in, not only unappealing to look at, but also is a public health and safety concern. With more traffic comes more pollution, more accidents, and more injuries among pedestrians. Keep the Grove natural. Keep the Grove beautiful. Keep the Grove people-friendly. Do not move forward with this development!
Arturo Vidal 03.12.2019 at 02:07
There are already way too many schools per area and per residents in the grove. We are already carrying a heavy weight from nearby brickell and coral gables in terms of traffic for schools.
Edmund Aramayo 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This school, if allowed will have a negative effect on the property values especially on Tigertail and Bayshore Drive
Glenn Patron 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Too much traffic in the area. It is residential not commercial.A definate quality of life issue when you include tree removal
Gracie Recio 03.12.2019 at 02:07
I lived on Edgewater drive and recently moved. My daughter goes to Immaculata LaSalle High School. Too much traffic as it is. Let’s not make it any more un are able than it already is.
Debbie Conway 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Miami has grown vertically in the last 20 years with no consideration to horizontal movement. I'm sure the school has a good argument to build and provide excellent education but traffic is already too intensely unmanageable for the city or community to endure. If and when public transportation is put into place and widely used (70-80% of the population) then maybe the topic could be readdressed. Until then Miami and it's municipal representatives need to be mindful of all members of the community and it's stress levels (particularly traffic) focusing on traffic and transportation improvement.
Axel Peralta 03.12.2019 at 02:07
That will destroy access to Kennedy Park. There's barely parking now and with a school across from it you wouldn't have access to it.
Robert Rico 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The Grove does not need another school. We can not have additional traffic increases. It would hurt local business and commute for locals and visitors.

Teresa Hinkel 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Way to many schools in our 5 mile radius already. This has to stop, let alone horrendous environmental impact on us all. STOP!
Vanessa Todevski 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Do not destroy another historic property! It is a shame to cut down the trees just in order to build . We already have enough construction in the Grove.
Petra Christie 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Please don’t sell and over develop the Grove. There are already too many mansions in small lots, destroying the feel of the Grove
Nat Benson 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Destroy a beautiful piece of nature for a for-profit school? Disgusting. You should feel ashamed of yourselves
Luz Maria Gutierrez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We dont need more traffic on Bayshore Drive. Its already very slow during peak hours. Our life is becoming more and more difgicult because of too much trafgic congestion.
Rosa Maria Almenara 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more traffic in our residential neighborhoods please. S Bayshore will turn into a US .
Let's save what is left of Coconut Grove!
Paula Marie 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We don't need another school in this area. This is a historic landmark and a historic area. Let's preserve our beautiful burrow for as long as we can. There just isn't another place like this in all of Southern Florida.
Ruth Days & Family 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We're avoiding the walk into town more and more because of the loss of shaded walks into town and the dnagerous and dramatic increase in the density and speed of the traffic. What is NOT needed is another school adding to the already gridlocked area. Idling vehicles will absolutely increase the pollution/fumes. We are a small community trying to save the last few remnants of our history and environment from the long arm of the developers. Not In Our Neighborhood. We beg the Hisotic & Environmental Preservation Board, Planning, Zoning & Appears Board and the City of Miami Officials to listen to the citizens of The Grove and not to the Developers that are quickly destroying the ambience of our town.
Elisabeth Weinpel 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic makes it impossible to pull out of the driveway..and never mind trying to turn right. Have to time walking on Tigertail or to Kennedy Park around traffic times.
Karen Wacker 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No! We do not need another private school and the traffic. The residents have to deal with rush hour traffic and school traffic now and it is a mess
Sven Stumbauer 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No more schools in our neighborhood - this is becoming ridiculous- Ranson on Tigertail is causing a daily traffic nightmare on Tigertail Avenue making it impossible to enter leave my house. The off duty PD officer that “regulates” traffic is generally useless. As far as I am concerned Tigertail Avenue and surrounding streets should be closed to transient traffic - all grove residents pay some of the highest property taxes around here - so no more schools / public or private and no more transient traffic. My kid cannot even use his bicycle on Tigertail Avenue.
Amy Kaufman 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Stop! No need to build a school in an overcrowded location that will only bring trouble to everyone including students parents staff
Connie Sol 03.12.2019 at 02:07
No to the gridlock. It’s bumper to bumper on Bayshore starting at 7am, it’s the same in Tigertail at 7:30am and come 5pm. When Ransom let’s out It’s gridlock on Tigertail between 2:30-3:30.
Blanca Quiroga Pérez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Don’t approve the construction of another school.
STOP been part of the destruction of our environment.
Elizabeth Gibson 03.12.2019 at 02:07
This idea is beyond ridiculous. The traffic is already horrible this should not be approved. Please vote against approval. We already have too many private schools in our neighborhood. Too many people speeding on narrow streets poses a danger to our residents
Jen 03.12.2019 at 02:07
There is no need to destroy such a beautiful property in order for an all girls school to capitalize on the male market.
Dr Mark Mueller 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Enough schools in Coconut Group. We are becoming Manhattan South - we need to maintain the green areas of the Grove!!!
Gabriela Guerra 03.12.2019 at 02:07
There is no need for a private school to expand... Not only is it a girl’s only school but also a very expensive school that many people are unable to afford...
Charles B Patrick 03.12.2019 at 02:07
The traffic on South Bayshore Drive is unbearable now. Adding another private school for the children of wealthy suburbanites is unnecessary. If you drive on South Bayshore Drive during the afternoon you will see 3 or 4 large yellow school buses backed up to the entrance to Ransom Everglades Middle School. No one seems to be around to open the gate for the turn around so the buses just pile up and completely block traffic going south. Build the school somewhere else. I am sure the owners can afford to do so.
Blanca Lopez 03.12.2019 at 02:07
Traffic is absolutely horrible as is. This project would not only increase but cripple our access avenues. Also, the effect on the environment would be detrimental.
Michelle S Burak 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We need to preserve our beautiful neighborhood.
The congestion is an issue now, I couldn’t imagine what it would be with another school.
It is Unthinkable to me all the trees we would lose.
Behna Gardner 03.12.2019 at 02:07
We are completely opposed to turning Villa Woodbine into a school. We in the Grove need to protect our canopy, we definitely can’t accommodate the extra traffic and problems associated with another school on Bayshore Drive. The traffic on 17th Avenue is already terrible. Has anyone thought through the consequences of a school on top of the problems we already have. Please protect the residents of the Grove and vote no on the school petition.
STOP Grove Gridlock Campaign
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    STOP Grove Gridlock
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    USA, Florida, Coconut Grove
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    2 Months 24 Days 20 Hours 12 Minutes 2020-09-01
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