Our Vision

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.

About Grove 2030

Grove 2030 is a citizen-led initiative to shape the future of Coconut Grove through a community of informed, engaged residents.

In the fall of 2014, over 100 stakeholders–residents, retailers, property owners, developers, and government officials–participated in a half-day Visioning Workshop, from which emerged the group’s vision of the Grove in the year 2030.

The Vision has been broken into five areas of work, or working groups, each of which has articulated Strategic Goals necessary to realize the vision by the year 2030. For more about the groups and their goals, see below.

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May 2017 Community Forum: On May 24, 2017, in collaboration with the Coconut Grove Village Council, we organized a forum to update the community on major roadway and construction projects in Coconut Grove. More than 100 people attended the event, which took place at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club. To view the presentation from the forum click here.

Neighborhood Conservation Development Ordinance: In collaboration with elected officials and key stakeholders, we’re developing a new Neighborhood Conservation Development ordinance designed to protect and preserve the unique character of Coconut Grove. Read the draft ordinance.

For more information on Grove 2030, including how to get involved, please send us an email indicating an area of interest.

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For more information on Grove 2030, including how to get involved, please send us an email indicating an area of interest.

In collaboration with elected officials and key stakeholders, we’re developing a new Neighborhood Conservation Development ordinance designed to protect and preserve the unique character of Coconut Grove. Read the draft ordinance.

Strategic Working Groups

Transportation

Parks & Public Spaces

Retail & Commercial

Civic & Cultural

Housing

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.
Goals

By 2030…

  • 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.
Goals

By 2030…

  • 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.
Goals

By  2030…

  • The removal or significant alteration of any structure older than 50 years will require approval from an independent historical 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.
Goals

By 2030…

  • 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.

Grove 2030 Executive Committee

Javier Gonzalez

RE/MAX Advance Realty

Chair: Housing

Rachel Silverstein

Miami Waterkeeper

Chair: Parks & Public Spaces

Ruth Ewing

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Chair: Civic & Cultural Life

Lucas Azar

Biscayne Bank

Chair: Commercial & Retail

Hank Sanchez-Resnik

Bike Coconut Grove

Chair: Transportation

Dave Villano

Writer/Journalist

Member-at-large

Joanna Lombard

University of Miami School of Architecture

Member-at-large

Thorn Grafton

Zyscovich Architects

Member-at-large

Erin Clancy

Consultant

Member-at-large

Johannah Brown

Civic Activist

Member-at-large