Thank you to all the neighbors who attended the April 19th Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board meeting and the 296 (and counting!) neighbors who signed the petition against the land use designation change from residential to commercial for 2890 Virginia St. (see our blog post here). Your voices were heard! The developer’s request for a change in the land use designation was denied by the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board. This recommendation will now go to the City Commissioners for their decision. We encourage everyone to send the following letter to Commissioner Russell, to let him know that the majority of neighbors oppose this change in land use from residential to commercial:
RE: 2890 Virginia Street
Commissioner Ken Russell
City of Miami
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133-0708
Dear Commissioner Russell:
• I urge you to strongly oppose the application to change the land use designation of the property located at 2890 Virginia Street. The existing land use, “Medium Density Multifamily Residential” and “Duplex Residential,” must be retained.
• The zoning designation of 2890 Virginia should to be changed to Medium Density Multifamily Residential in order to be compatible with the existing land use designation.
• The vision for this area, supported by the NCD3 Code, is to retain multifamily residential housing, which will serve the best interests of all residents and preserve the residential nature of Coconut Grove. This will (a) sustain attainable workforce housing in Coconut Grove (b) match the abutting residential properties (c) avoid potential traffic and safety issues and (d) prevent the risk of up-zoning neighboring properties.
For your convenience, we have made this letter into a pdf that you can print, sign and mail as well:
If you would like to send the letter via email, Commissioner Russell’s address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also still sign the petition.
Thank you for being such great Grove neighbors! Together we are helping protect the Grove we love.