If you’re fortunate enough to live or work in the vibrant, charming Village of Coconut Grove, you know it’s special. With verdant paths, lovely architecture, and majestic trees, we want the neighborhood to be around for generations to come. One way to ensure its preservation is to encourage the city of Miami to designate it as a local historic district. This week, there are two opportunities to learn how such a designation will benefit… Continue reading
Imagine a neighborhood that features lush, natural beauty, an authentic character, and is populated by diverse and engaged citizens. This is the future we are striving to achieve for our precious Coconut Grove community, and it’s
one that the Grove 2030 initiative is working towards as well.
What is Grove 2030?
We are exceedingly fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful and lush communities on Earth (in our humble opinion). Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood is this perfect paradox where peace meets vibrancy, and where city-life meets nature. But the Grove needs our help if we’re going to continue enjoying the paradise we call home.
As we speak, the City of Miami Planning Department is holding public workshops for changes to the Coconut Grove zoning code. They already got… Continue reading
We’re thrilled to announce that our owner and founder, Marcelo Fernandes, will be running for a seat on the local Coconut Grove Village Council this November on ballot #106. Fernandes has spent a lifetime in the Coconut Grove neighborhood and is looking forward to giving back to the community through public service.
“As a member of the Coconut Grove Village Council, I want to continue to support all of the Grove 2030’s initiatives,” Fernandes explained. “Let’s bring affordability to housing… Continue reading
Elections are coming up on November 7 and this is the time for Miami residents to make sure their voices are heard.
As the sea-level waters continue to rise, it will inevitably affect Miami residents. The Miami Forever Bond is a $400M general obligation bond that will work to protect our community from flooding while increasing housing affordability. It will support infrastructure projects such as using stormwater pumps to keep roads dry, raising roads to prevent flooding, and adding seawalls… Continue reading
We’re a little more than midway through hurricane season and it’s proven to be a disastrous one so far. The record-breaking Hurricane Irma left a trail of devastation and destruction in its wake and Florida is continuing to put the pieces back together.
In 2013, Miami-Dade County signed a $1.6 billion Consent Decree and settlement with the U.S. and state of Florida promising to improve wastewater treatment plants and aging infrastructure (after several violations occurred from 2007-2013) and keep Miami waters clean.
Now, almost four years later, the County is in hot water again over a serious sewage leak. Continue reading
There’s a reason why building a green home goes above and beyond the standard building codes. Every detail of the environmentally-friendly construction is analyzed and catered to—from building materials to site location. Continue reading
There are many benefits to building green. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills.” There’s also the added bonus that most green buildings live in harmony with their surroundings, are close to urban settings and parks, and can save their owners money over time. But what goes into making… Continue reading
The importance of LEED certification and preserving the Grove