Stop construction of Coral Gables Trolley Garage in historic Coconut Grove
  • Petitioning City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and City of Coral Gables Officials

This petition will be delivered to:

City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and City of Coral Gables Officials
Mayor of City of Miami
Tomas Regalado
Mayor of Coral Gables
Jim Cason
Vice-Mayor of Coral Gables
William Kerdyk
City of Coral Gables Commissioner
Maria Anderson
CIty of Coral Gables Commissioner
Rafael Cabrera
City of Coral Gables Commissioner
Frank Quesada
City Commissioner
Marc Sarnoff
Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 7
Xavier Suarez

Stop construction of Coral Gables Trolley Garage in historic Coconut Grove

    1. Grove Residents
    2. Petition by

      Grove Residents

      Miami, FL

This depot will disrupt our neighborhood, lower property values, bring an industrial project into a residential area, pose a danger to our children, violate zoning codes, and undermine the healthy and prosperous development of our community.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory Getting Closer

      Grove Residents
      Petition Organizer

      Many of you may have wondered what is going on with this. We, have continued to fight and strategize, with much of the battle continuing on a legal level. This latest Miami Herald article seems to indicate that victory could be very soon!

      http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/06/10/4170085/coral-gables-may-be-close-to-settling.html

    2. The Feds Get Involved!

      Grove Residents
      Petition Organizer

      A lot has happened in the last months in our fight against the trolley garage. Here is a brief summary: While we have continued petitions and protests, residents were able to take this to the courts, through support from a team of pro bono lawyers. The judge ruled against us, saying that it was not in his jurisdiction. But we didn't give up. While we decided to file an appeal, the City of Coral Gables decided to sue their own developer, for breaching contract by not following zoning codes! Another development in our favor has just been publicized today in the Miami Herald (article below). It has been a long battle, which continues, but it looks like we are heading towards victory!

      Feds: Local governments violated the Civil Rights Act in Coral Gables trolley case

      Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and Coral Gables violated part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 when they allowed a controversial trolley garage to be built in a historic black neighborhood in Coconut Grove, federal officials have found. An investigation by the U.S.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Headline news about the Trolley project in the Miami Herald

      Grove Residents
      Petition Organizer

      Building of bus depot rankles Coconut Grove neighborhood - Coconut Grove - MiamiHerald.com

      To make way for a big mixed-use project on LeJeune Road, Coral Gables made a deal to move the maintenance depot for its popular trolley-bus line somewhere else - as it turns out, a block outside the city line in a residential neighborhood in Miami's predominantly black west Coconut Grove.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Natasha Wilson CATONSVILLE, MD
      • 11 months ago

      Because it is important to the residents of this neighborhood. It is their neighborhood and should not be disrupted or destroyed for the sake of a business.

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    • Holly Zwerling MIAMI, FL
      • 11 months ago

      I am very concerned that the residents of this area do not want this Trolley Garage in their neighborhood for multiple good reasons including health hazards but in spite of their protests this may happen anyway. This is not the way good government should run. I work with residents from the West Grove and I support their valid concerns and their right to be heard.

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    • markco brown BALTIMORE, MD
      • 11 months ago

      its damaging history on coconut grove

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    • Rosanna Wood LANCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      This is important to me because I know many of the people living in the West Grove and how much this effects their lives. When will e city of Miami stand up for their people - the people of the Grove?

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    • Nathifa Greene BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I used to live in Coral Gables, and rode my bike to Coconut Grove every day. I met beautiful people there, enjoyed walking with friends, and it would be a shame for public infrastructure to destroy a vibrant neighborhood, as it did in Overtown.

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