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Draft Final Plan and Phasing Strategy
After several months of meetings to receive feedback on the plan for the Coconut Grove Waterfront Master Plan, Sasaki will be presenting the revised plan and phasing straregy to the Waterfront Advisory Board on July 8, and to the City Council on July 24, 2008.

Draft Final Plan
Phasing Strategy

Draft Final Plan Detail July 2008

A Detail of the Revised Plan

July Presentation to PAB and WAB
On July 23, Sasaki Associates presented the Draft Final Coconut Grove Waterfront Master Plan to the Planning Advisory Board. The following evening, the same presentation was given to the Waterfront Advisory Board. The meetings provided an opportunity for the boards, as well as the public to give feedback to the design team and the City of Miami.

Please click on the links below to view the PowerPoint presentation.

7/23/07 and 7/24/07 Presentations

Master Plan

Coconut Grove Waterfront Master Plan

April Open House & Presentation to the Waterfront Advisory Board

On April 10, the City of Miami Planning Department and the Design Team held an open house in the lobby of City Hall for the community to preview the plan, ask questions and make comments. Following the open house, the Design Team presented the draft final master plan to the Waterfront Advisory Board.

PowerPoint Presentation to the Waterfront Advisory Board

Draft Final Master Plan

Waterfront Advisory Board Minutes

Mark Dawson explaining the draft master plan at the open house

Mark Dawson explains the Draft Master Plan at the Open House

December Presentation of Alternatives

On December 11, the Project Team presented a summary of their analysis of the project area, traffic recommendations, supporting economic analysis and market potentials for Center Grove and the waterfront, and three alternatives based on community input thus far. On December 12, the same presentation was made to the Waterfront Advisory Board in City Hall Council Chambers.

The Project Team received a lot of feedback regarding the Dinner Key Marina operations and upland facilities and will make refinements to the plan based on this input. Click on the links below to view the presentation, three schemes, and a summary of the comments.

December 2006 Alternatives Presentation

Regatta Park Scheme
Grove Gardens Scheme
Flying Clipper Scheme

Public Presentation 12/11/06 Meeting Summary
Waterfront Advisory Board 12/12/06 Meeting Summary

December 2006 Public Meeting

December 2006 Public Presentation at the Museum of Science Theater

March Analysis Presentation

On March 29, the Project Team presented their analysis of the Coconut Grove Waterfront at the Women's Club of Coconut Grove. The meeting consisted of a presentation by Mark Dawson of Sasaki Associates and Tom Lavash of ERA, followed by questions from the audience. Attendees were asked to place sticker dots on both image and goal statement boards as they left. The sticker dots will allow the team to better understand the audience's priorities in determining the future use and character of the waterfront.

Please click on the link below to view the analysis presentation, the precedent image boards, the goal statement boards, and the meeting summary.

Coconut Grove Waterfront Master Plan March 2006 Analysis Presentation

Precedent Image Boards
Goal Statement Boards

Coconut Grove Community Meeting Summary

Attendees study the image boards

Meeting attendees choose images that represent their priorities for the future of the waterfront

February - March Stakeholder Meetings

On February 16, the Project Team met with community stakeholders at the Frankie Shannon Rolle Neighborhood Center in the Village West area of Coconut Grove. The communities' desires for the waterfront ranged from the incorporation of the Commodore Trail to water taxi service and from an amphitheater in Peacock Park to a boardwalk connecting to the Spoil Islands.

The Team also met with hoteliers from the local hotels on the waterfront and discussed their concerns and desires for the future of the waterfront. Renovating the Expo Center into a smaller boutique-style conference center would boost the hotels' year-round occupancy.

The Project Team met with stakeholders from the North and West Grove to gather valuable information about the site on March 21st and March 27, 2006. Stakeholders expressed both their current concerns with the waterfront area and their desires for the future of the waterfront.

Please click on the links below for a summary of the February meetings.

Coconut Grove Hoteliers
Coconut Grove Community

community meeting February 16, 2006

Community Meeting at the Frankie Shannon Rolle Neighborhood Center

December Stakeholder Meetings

On December 15 & 16, the Project Team met with the community and several stakeholders again to continue earlier discussions and engage as many stakeholders as possible. The Team also spent time with City and County Staff to gather information and resources and preformed fieldwork reconnaissance.

Please find below a summary of the December meetings:

Coconut Grove Merchants
Coconut Grove Community

community meeting in the Expo Center

Community Meeting in the Expo Center

November Stakeholder Meetings

On November 7 & 8, the Project Team met with key stakeholders and local committees and organizations in large and small groups to understand issues, ideas and concerns related to the waterfront master plan that should be addressed during the planning and design process.

On November 8, the Project Team went on a Walking Tour of the waterfront with City Staff and members of the local community.

Below please find summaries of the November meetings:

Hoteliers and Merchants
Waterfront Activities
Coconut Grove Boards and Community Organizations
Business Improvement Committee (BIC)

walking tour stops to see the view at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club

The Coconut Grove Sailing Club, one of the stops on the walking tour

Background Information
As a first step in the development of a preliminary concept plan, the Consultant Team will work with City staff to review and summarize all existing relevant plans and studies that relate to the Coconut Grove Waterfront. Below are a portion of those documents.

2003 Chesapeake Group Market Analysis & Strategy Synopsis
2003 Chesapeake Group Market Analysis & Strategy
1989 City Hall Utilities Plan
1989 City Hall Site & Planting Layout
1985 Coconut Grove Convention Center Expansion
1974 Kennedy Park
1950 Dinner Key Survey

Seminole Boat Ramp - Unknown Date

detail of 1974 plan of Kennedy Park

1974 Plan for Kennedy Park
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