"Everything begins at home, never tire from improvement"
"When I am working a on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, when the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. Buckminster Fuller"
"The real voyage of discovery and change does not consist in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.- Marcel Proust"
"What is the city but the people. William Shakespeare"
A 1936 shotgun house on Charles Avenue in west Coconut Grove was one of the 50 wood-frame homes in the historically black neighborhood that had been proposed by the city of Miami for designation as a protected landmark. ANDRES VIGLUCCIMIAMI HERALD
Miami commissioners on Thursday approved creation of a new taxing agency in West Coconut Grove, a historically Black neighborhoodwhere proponents aim to spend future tax revenue on affordable housing and economic revitalization.
The commission unanimously approved creation of the West Grove Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), a new semi-autonomous arm of the city government meant to fund anti-poverty initiatives using a portion of taxes from the area. Proponents argue that when managed correctly, CRAs can provide seed money that spurs private investment.