Photo above: On Sat., May 19, 2018, the Village Council hosted a meeting at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to focus specifically on zoning issues in Village West.
Throughout 2018, the City of Miami Planning Department has been engaged in revising the Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) zoning overlay for Coconut Grove. The revision will affect lot sizes, portions of lots that can be covered by buildings, trees, setbacks, the overall density of the community, and many other factors that will be part of shaping the Grove's future. Numerous meetings have been held, and the City's goal is to adopt a revised NCD zoning overlay for Coconut Grove by early fall. Click here to view the Planning Department's NCD web page.
The next major meeting on the NCD revision will be the Miami City Commission meeting of Thurs., Nov. 15. Watch this space for details.
May 19, 2018: The Village Council hosted a community meeting to discuss NCD issues related specifically to Village West. Download the meeting notes.
May 2, 2018: The Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board (PZAB) again deferred action on the proposed revision to the NCD ordinance affecting Coconut Grove. Prior to the meeting, the City of Miami planning staff submitted a memo to the PZAB with additional recommended adjustments to the proposed revision of the ordinance. Read the memo.
May 1, 2018: The Village Council has passed a unanimous resolution in support of our recommended changes to the City of Miami Planning Department's proposed revisions of the Neighborhood Conservation District ordinance affecting Coconut Grove. These changes to the proposed revision are widely supported and essential to the preservation of the neighborhood character of the Grove. The Housing and Zoning committee spent many hours meeting and discussing these topics, both internally as well as meeting with heads of various neighborhood organizations in order to come up with our comprehensive list of changes. The Village Council will attend the Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board meeting on Wed., May 2 at 6:30 p.m., at Miami City Hall to support our resolution. We ask that citizens who are interested in this topic attend this meeting as well and voice your opinion. Read the resolution.
April 13, 2018 Update from the City of Miami Planning Department about the April 18 hearing on the Neighborhood Conservation District ordinance before the Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board. Read the update.
Article in The Grapevine about the April 18 hearing. Read the article.