NEWS & ISSUES
One of the qualities of Coconut Grove that make it such an interesting and desirable place to live and work is the diversity of views about critical issues affecting the future of the community. This section of the website will continue to grow as new topics enter the public conversation. We welcome suggestions for new information to include.
MOST RECENT UPDATE:
August 27, 2021, Coconut Grove Spotlight: Commissioner Regalado's Plan for the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Read the article.
Coconut Grove is comprised of two Neighborhood Conservation Districts. One of them (NCD-2) covers Village West. The future of this historic community is a matter of great concern to all who want to maintain the Grove's rich cultural diversity and make affordable housing available to those who need it.
CITY COMMISSION VOTES TO EXPAND OMNI CRA TO VILLAGE WEST
At its meeting of Jan. 11, 2018, the Miami City Commission approved by a 5-0 vote the expansion of the Omni Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to Coconut Grove Village West. Numerous representatives of Village West turned out to speak in support, including a Coconut Grove Village Council member who presented a unanimous resolution favoring the expansion adopted by the Village Council. Read the Village Council’s resolution here.
PRESERVING THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF VILLAGE WEST
The City of Miami Planning Department's Historic Preservation Division is considering a process for designating wood-framed homes in Village West for a special historic status that will help their owners maintain and upgrade them. Learn more here.
MIAMI HERALD: PLAN TO PRESERVE HISTORIC WOOD-FRAMED BUILDINGS IN VILLAGE WEST STIRS CONTROVERSY
This is a partial list of organizations, community leaders, and elected officials relevant to the Coconut Grove community. We welcome suggestions for additions to the list. Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID)
Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce
Coconut Grove Community Advisory Committee
Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance
Coconut Grove Park Homeowners Association
Collaborative Development Corporation
University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS)
Village of Center Grove Neighborhood Association
CITY OF MIAMI
City of Miami District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell
Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, Florida House of Representatives
Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Zoning Overlay Revision