In 2016, The Rockefeller Foundation selected The City of Miami, Miami Dade and Miami Beach to be part of its 100 Resilient Cities Project, a national program to guide the nation’s most vulnerable cities to sea level rise and advancing climate change. All 3 municipalities determined that robust Resilience Strategy expands the scope of climate change to include traffic and affordable housing. Carrollton’s development Project will have an adverse impact on TRAFFIC, TREES and TAXES that on the surface appears to only increase public safety risks and impair the community’s quality of life. Yet from an infrastructure and planning perspective, it is difficult to ignore how this development Project will also create a significant financial burden on our City and residents at a time when the global covid19 pandemic is creating a cumulative domino effect on all aspects of our lives.
Besides compounding the financial cost and human tragedy, the pandemic has all cities scrambling to cover shortfalls in real estate, sales tax and tourism revenue to fund public health infrastructure, housing in low-income neighborhoods as well as sea level rise mitigation and disaster relief. And rightly so, residents are demanding civic participation as well as accountability and transparency in urban infrastructure planning, public health and safety, and climate change mitigation.
The intent of these zoning designations is to protect for all residents of the City of Miami, Villa Woodbine’s significant features such as the historic oolitic limestone rock walls, the archeological sensitive limestone bluff known as the Silver Bluff and the mature, dense tree canopy. These environmental features have an intrinsic role in urban infrastructure planning, and critically weave together to mitigate the most common and costly US disaster - flooding and storm surge. The Community hot topic at this time is that this development Project will result in the loss of existing protected natural resources such as the removal of over 80% of Villa Woodbine’s mature tree canopy and modification to the Silver Bluff, which will reduce soil areas that accommodate drainage and adversely affect the resiliency of an already delicate area and create additional flooding of surrounding properties.
|07/02/19||HEPB Hearing / City Hall||Carrollton/Greenberg Traurig requested Deferral|
|09/23/19||HEPB Hearing / City Hall||Transcripts Available|
|12/03/19||HEPB Hearing / City Hall||Transcripts Available|
|12/27/19||Carrollton Purchased Villa Woodbine||Per Deed: Atypical exposure to market; atypical motivation|
|01/23/20||Commisson Hearing / City Hall||Carrollton/Greenberg Traurig requested Deferral|
|04/23/20||Commisson Hearing / Virtual||Commission Deferred|
|06/25/20||Commisson Hearing / Virtual||Commission Deferred|
|07/23/20||Commisson Hearing / Virtual||Transcripts Available|
|09/10/20||Commisson Hearing / Virtual||Carrollton/Greenberg Traurig requested Deferral|
|11/30/20||Circuit Court Ruling on Intervenor Status||Outcome Pending|
|Pending||Commisson Hearing / Virtual||DATE TO BE DETERMINED BY CITY|
|August 25, 2019||Berries In the Grove|
|Nov 4 - 10, 2019||South Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|Nov 11 - 17, 2019||South Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|Nov 18 - 20, 2019||South Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|October 23, 2019||Dade Hertiage Trust Presentation|
|December 29, 2019||King Mango Strut|
|January 16, 2020||Grove Isle HOA Presentation|
|January 22, 2020||Hotel Ayra Community Meeting|
|February 10, 2020||Mercy Hospital Presentation|
|March 4, 2020||Ye Little Woods Presentation|
|June 8, 2020||Grove Isle Hearing|
|August 28, 2020||Flyers to Post Office|
|August 29, 2020||Flyers to Post Office|
|September 5, 2020||North Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|September 6, 2020||North Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|September 7, 2020||Neighbors Meet & Greet|
|September 12, 2020||North Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|September 13, 2020||Neighbors Meet & Greet|
|September 16, 2020||North Grove Neighbors Presentation|
|September 17, 2020||Neighbors Meet & Greet|
|October 3, 2020||Legal Update Presentation|
|October 10, 2020||Bayshore In Grove INC|
|October 19, 2020||Coconut Grove Park HOA|
|December 21, 2020||Year-End Update Via Zoom on Villa Woodbine|
Spread us spread the word. We need to act, especially now that Covid-19 has the City is in an economic tailspin due to a $23 million revenue loss and residents face unforeseen financial hardships and economic uncertainty.
Stewardship of our coastal city is required to ensure environmentally sustainable, prosperous, and resilient neighborhoods. This development does not meet the parameters set forth in 2019 when the City of Miami declared a Climate Crisis and created MIAMI FOREVER CLIMATE READY to promote sustainability citywide. Help us protect Coconut Grove. Help us save the Coconut Grove “State of Mind” and make it a beacon for our residents, serving as a model of excellence in preservation, civic engagement and community building for other communities.
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