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Vision Statement for Grove 2030
The Grove 2030 vision statement — the collective effort of more than 100 Coconut Grove residents and other key stakeholders — answers the question “What will success look like for the community of Coconut Grove in the year 2030?”
In 2030 the village of Coconut Grove will be distinguished by lush, natural beauty; authentic character and traditions; and by a diverse and engaged citizenry. A network of safe, tree-lined neighborhoods will be linked by bike- and pedestrian-friendly pathways to a vibrant, sustainable business core that caters to the Grove’s eclectic mix of inhabitants.
We have created five Grove 2030 Working Groups. Each will address a different strategic focus area: (1) Transportation, (2) Civic & Cultural Life, (3) Commercial/Retail, (4) Parks & Public Space, and (5) Housing. These working groups will be composed of diverse stakeholders from our community who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to drafting a plan of action. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on either of these Working Groups.
Strategic Goals: by 2030…
A pedestrian- and bike-friendly pathway will safely link all Coconut Grove residents to each other, the commercial/retail sector, parks and public spaces and other community assets.
Through the promotion and implementation of public and other alternative modes of transportation, automobile traffic in Coconut Grove will decrease by 40%.??Every street and intersection of Coconut Grove will safely accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and users of other alternative modes of transportation.
Civic & Cultural Life
The removal or significant alteration of any structure older than 50 years will require approval from an independent historic review board.
Coconut Grove will govern its own municipal affairs.
Coconut Grove will be nationally recognized as the preeminent arts and cultural district in Miami-Dade.
Coconut Grove’s village center will be economically self-sustaining – a symbiotic balance of office, retail, commercial, entertainment, and resident core services.
A “Special District” will coordinate policy and operations of Coconut Grove’s commercial/retail district.
Coconut Grove business sector will be recognized as statewide leader in environmental sustainability practices.
Parks & Public Spaces
Every Coconut Grove resident will live within a quarter-mile walk of a publically-accessible park, green space or designated open space.
Coconut Grove’s total tree canopy will be 25 percent greater than 2015 levels.
A comprehensive, pro-active response plan will protect Coconut Grove’s parks and public spaces from the threats posed by climate change.
Coconut Grove will be the recognized leader among Miami-Dade communities in innovation, sustainable development, and Green housing initiatives.
At least 70 percent of all homes and condos will be owner-occupied.
Attainable housing stock – both rental and ownership – will increase 10 percent over existing levels.
The Grove 2030 Advisory Committee: Lucas Azar, Katrina Boler, Erin Clancy, Lalo Durazo, Ruth Ewing, Raymond Fort, Javier Gonzalez, Thorn Grafton, Joanna Lombard David Martin, Charles Munroe, Rachel Silverstein, Dave Villano