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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Big agenda for next Commission meeting

There is an important City Commission meeting on Thursday, July 27. 

From Commissioner Ken Russell:

"The character of Coconut Grove is also top of mind this week. The Herald covered the ongoing debate in Coconut Grove about preserving the character of our community as did a blog post in the Coconut Grove Grapevine.  In September, the first wave of rewrites to the Neighborhood Conservation Districts 2 and 3 will be moving through the City, the culmination of months of work by community members, the Planning Department and my office. Stay tuned for more detail on this in August. I will welcome your input to this important process. Development and tree canopy issues are crucial.  But so is our history. Believe it or not, one of the founding communities of our city, the Village West of Coconut Grove is not a historically designated neighborhood.  I am bringing a resolution this week to begin the process of historic designation for the area."


Also on the agenda, a resolution to grant or deny an appeal regarding tree removal and mitigation at 3140 Day Avenue. The HEP Board previously discussed 10 items that the developer must adhere to in reference to the trees on this property.

And there is an issue regarding Day Avenue, asking for zoning changes from residential to commercial.

An exciting issue is a resolution by the City of Miami, naming West Grove as being historical and of cultural importance.  Part of it says: "The Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (“HEPB”) is expressly charged in the City Code with the responsibility of designating, preserving, conserving, and protecting properties of historical, architectural, and archaeological significance located within the City," the whole resolution is here.

Also asking voters to decide whether or not to approve a $300 million bond to address a host of critical infrastructure needs, such as sea level rise, flood resilience, affordable housing and building and repairing parks and cultural facilities.

The Commission meeting is at City Hall (3500 Pan American Drive), starting at 9 am.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous swlip said...

The tree ordinance is all stick and no carrot. Give property owners tax breaks for maintaining trees, and I'm willing to bet that you'll see a turn around.

July 26, 2017 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too little too late for the West Grove

July 26, 2017 4:43 PM  

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