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BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION FORM

On April 25th, the City Commission unanimously passed Ordinance 13833 which amended Article 2.11.17 of the City of Miami Code to “incorporate the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District’s Board of Director’s (BID Board) recommended amendments, which were submitted to and approved by a majority of affected property owners, reducing the number of voting members of the BID Board from 19 members to 9 members.”

Interested in serving on the BID Board of Directors?

All interested and eligible parties should submit their letter of interest to the Coconut Grove BID via director@grovebid.com by May 29, 2019.

Memorandum on BID Board Nominating Committee

Memorandum to BID stakeholders

PARKING WAIVER APPLICATION

The City of Miami allows property owners in the Coconut Grove Improvement Trust Fund Area (BID) to obtain a Certificate of Waiver, by making payments in lieu of providing required off-street parking spaces.

The waiver of required off-street parking spaces shall be applicable only to the structure and use for which it is issued. New developments, or any construction generating additional square footage of floor space or increasing the floor area ratio, shall be required to comply with the parking requirements for said additions or obtain waivers. Certificates of waiver may be modified to include square footage as long as the overall thresholds as specified in section 602.10 of the Zoning Ordinance are not exceeded.

Fees for the certificate of waiver shall be paid in accordance with Chapter 35, Article VIII of the Code of the City of Miami.

Please follow the links below to access the Parking Waiver Application, as well as a set of instructions for completing the application.

Certificate of Parking Waiver Application

Certificate of Parking Waiver Application – Procedures

Once you have completed the application and signed by appropriate Departments within the City of Miami, please bring to the Coconut Grove BID office- 3390 Mary Street #130, Miami, FL 33133.

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions regarding this application process at (305) 461-5506.

SIDEWALK CAFE PERMIT APPLICATION

The City of Miami allows restaurants to obtain a permit to place additional chairs and tables within the sidewalk area.

Restaurants must obtain a sidewalk café permit before providing sidewalk service to patrons.

Please note that the City of Miami Department of Public Works has transitioned to an online sidewalk café application system.

Click here for instructions  and examples of the supporting documents required to complete the application.

Once you have completed the online application and required attachments
are compiled, please bring to the Coconut Grove BID office- 3390 Mary Street #130, Miami, FL 33133.

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions regarding this application process at (305) 461-5506.

Please submit the Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application to the City of Miami public works department in order for a restaurant to have outside seating located in the public right-of-way in Coconut Grove.

STREET BANNER POLICY & APPLICATION

The Coconut Grove BID’s Street Banner Program is a well established and highly visible marketing tool, which promotes and highlights upcoming special events in the Coconut Grove business district.

Fees: The applicant requesting to display a horizontal banner within the Coconut Grove special events district shall pay to the BID board a supplementary banner fee of the following:

$1,500.00 per banner for non local (Grove) businesses

$1,000.00 per banner for a local for profit business

$500.00 per banner for local nonprofit business

The nonprofit applicant requesting to display a horizontal banner within the Coconut Grove special events district shall pay to the BID board a supplementary banner fee of $500.00 per banner.  This supplementary banner fee is in addition to the monies paid for any of the city services regarding banners. 

Scheduling: Banners for City sponsored or co-sponsored events shall receive first priority. In addition, pre-existing events receive priority over new events. Banner applications shall be accepted on a first come first served basis. Applications will be accepted beginning October 1st for the upcoming fiscal year.

Duration: Each banner in the Coconut Grove special events district shall be allowed to remain for no longer than 30 days.

Conflict Resolution: All conflicts that arise over scheduling or location conflicts, banner content or design, eligibility or interpretation of these guidelines shall be resolved by the Executive Director or his designee.

Street Crossing Banner Policy & Application

Note:  All scheduling decisions shall be at the discretion of the Executive Director or his designee.

FACADE IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

The Façade Improvement Grant Program is a grant program of the Village of Coconut Grove approved
and funded by the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) annually. This program has
allocated funds for qualified projects to generally be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Objectives

The purpose of the Façade Improvement Grant Program is meant to support the rehabilitation and
preservation of commercial property; encourage new business; and to retain, revitalize, and expand an
existing business.

Eligibility

The following persons are eligible to apply and receive grant funds:

  • Property owners of commercial buildings within the Business Improvement District.
  • Business owners or tenants of commercial buildings within the Business Improvement District
    with property owner consent.

For more information, download the Façade Improvement Grant Program application.