Grove 2030 Announces Strategic Goals
Grove 2030 Vision Statement
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.
How do we fulfill the Grove 2030 Vision?
In November 2014 a group of more than 100 Coconut Grove residents and other stakeholders convened for a half-day visioning workshop that produced our Grove 2030 Vision Statement. This reflects, given our collective hopes and dreams, how we would like our community to look in the year 2030. Since then, five strategic working groups have been convening to ponder the question “How do we get there?”
Grove 2030 Working Groups:
- Civic & Cultural Life
- Commercial & Retail
- Parks & Public Spaces
After dozens of meetings and input from more than 60 volunteers, the groups have complied a set of 15 Strategic Goals which, when achieved, will allow us to fulfill the vision we have articulated for our community.
Working Group Goals
- 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.
To get involved in the Transportation Working Group, contact Erin Clancy.
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.
To get involved in the Civic & Cultural Life Working Group, contact Dave Villano.
Commercial / Retail
- 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.
To get involved in the Commercial/ Retail Working Group, contact Lucas Azar.
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.
To get involved in the Parks & Public Spaces Working Group, contact Rachel Silverstein.
- 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.
Repost from Grove 2030. To get involved in the Housing Working Group, contact Javier Gonzalez