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Would like:

Multipurpose field (grass or turf) and courts for:

  • Basketball, tennis, pickleball and volleyball
  • Ultimate frisbee, soccer, football, baseball, cricket, track & field and other field sports
  • Roller skating and skateboarding

Can host sports leagues (all ages), summer camps and after-school programs (e.g. Boys & Girls Club)

That has:

Track around perimeter, maybe with workout stations

Proper drainage, lighting, waste disposal (recycling, irrigation, & composting for landscaping) and fencing to exclude goats, sheep, deer, and donkeys, etc.

Shaded children’s playground

Area for dogs

Bleachers – use solar panels to shade bleachers and power facilities

Storage for equipment and supplies (balls, goal posts, nets, mowers, tools, etc.)

Clean restrooms and water refill stations

Pavilion/shaded areas for gatherings, classes, and group activities

Amphitheater for music, events, plays & performances

Shops & vendor sales of food, goods and wares

Parking, sidewalks, bike rack, and bus stop

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A space for groups of 5 to 50 people of all ages to learn in classes and workshops.  Its design should create a quiet and focused environment with appropriate amenities for classes such as:

  • Children’s after-school, home school, enrichment programs and tutoring (e.g. Boys & Girls Club, reading clubs)
  • Vocational education, GED, SAT prep, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), professional development, writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), foreign languages, computer and software programs, financial management, life skills, and junior career programs
  • Hands-on workshops (i.e. My Brother’s Workshop), home economics (e.g. sewing, cooking), gardening, composting, nutrition, fishing, first aid, babysitting, new parents, etc.
  • Yoga, martial arts, meditation, exercise techniques & cardio, Zumba, Pilates, self-defense
  • Local arts & culture, crafts with recycled materials, music, drumming, dance, painting
  • Pre-school or daycare center (permanent room / building)
That has:

Moveable desks, tables, chairs, room dividers

Comfortable and relaxing reading space

Reliable wifi and telephone connection

Large screen, projector, and speakers for presentations and teleconferences, etc.

Computers

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical equipment

Sound dampening design

Storage and shelves for reference materials, supplies, and equipment

On-site kitchen

Garden (composting)

Workshop

Clean restrooms

Water refill station(s)

Pavilion/shaded area

Shaded children’s playground

Shaded space for groups (e.g. children and seniors) to gather and get on/off shared transportation

Parking, sidewalks, bike rack, bus stop

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Would like:

A cultural/historical welcome center that is the focal point for:

  • Children to learn, experience history & practice cultural traditions
  • Adults (residents and tourists) to connect with local entrepreneurs sharing historical/cultural experiences & goods

Exhibits and activities may incluse and not are limited to:

  • Historical and art displays
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Performance
  • Sales of locally-made crafts and wares
  • Special events and holiday gatherings
That has:

Open room to hold a vatiry of displays and exhibits

Moveable, tables, chairs, and room dividers

Reliable Wifi and telephone connections

Large screen, projector, acoustic speakers for events

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical equipment

Storage and shelves for reference materials, supplies, and equipment

Shaded outdoor area / Pavilion

Parking, sidewalks, bike rack, and a bus stop

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Would like:

A space that at least 100+ people can gather for:

  • Events (available for rental) – weddings, family reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, meetings, etc.
  • Events & Meetings – community, professional and government,  support (i.e. AA) and organized groups (i.e. American Legion), etc.
  • Programs / Class / Workshops
  • Shelter – emergency
  • Fundraisers & Special Markets – farmer’s, craft, and resale
  • Gardening and other outdoor activities
Could be a combination of indoor and outdoor space that has:

Moveable tables, chairs, and room dividers

Reliable WiFi and telephone connection

A large screen, projector, and speakers for events, etc.

A commercial kitchen

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical equipment

Sound dampening design

Storage and shelves for reference materials, supplies, and equipment

Safe pick-up / drop-off area for children and seniors

Parking, sidewalks, bike rack, and a bus stop

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Would like:

Spaces & services for all ages that support mental, physical and emotional health. Probably provided as part facilities associated:

  • Sports & Recreation
  • Educational Activities
  • Walkability
  • Access to government offices
  • Emengery services

Classes and services may include and are not are limited to:

  • Immunizations
  • Counseling, meditation, occupational and physical therapy
  • Education on preventative practices, nutrition and healthy living
  • Disease control information
  • Post-diaster emergency health care
  • Exercise
  • Support groups and information
That has:

Small clinic room

Privacy for meeting one-on-one

Clean locker rooms with showers for men and women, if applicable

Air-conditioned area for physical therapy and training

Reliable WiFi connections for telemedicine programs

Storage for medical equipment and supplies

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Would like:

To be able to access Coral Bay small commercial areas by way of safe and beautiful walking and biking paths, i.e “Walk along the Bay”

That has along the paths:

Workout stations

Waste bins

Native plants and fruit trees

Boardwalk in flood-prone areas

Overlook deck(s) to view wildlife

Benches

Identification signs with facts about surrounding area

Lighting

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Spaces that can be utilized temporarily by various local and federal government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) that would provide more services to remote Coral Bay.

That has:

Movable desks, tables, chairs, and room dividers

Reliable WiFi and telephone connections

Secure location and system to drop-off and store records and documents

Clean space for equipment storage

Space for supply distribution

Large screen, projector, and speakers for presentations, teleconferences, etc.

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical and computer equipment

Sound dampening design

Shelving for reference materials, supplies, and equipment

Kitchen

Clean restrooms and water refill stations

Parking, bike rack, and bus stop

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Would like:

A shelter that can hold up to 100 people during a disaster, and assist Coral Bay’s 1,500 residents in the aftermath of a disaster. The facility could provide daily services to the general public as a community center and/or health and social services center.

That has:

Space to accommodate 100 sleeping pads

Clean bathrooms with showers

Commercial kitchen

Long-term lockable storage area for supplies and equipment

Clean space for emergency health responses and equipment storage

Space for supply distribution

Small area for meetings

Small area for children’s play

Water refill station

Reliable WiFi, telephone, and ham radio connections

Resilient power and water supply and treatment systems

Conforms to ADA & FEMA Safe Room standards

Designed to withstand 250 mph winds

Proper drainage, lighting, waste disposal (recycling, irrigation, & composting for landscaping)

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical equipment

A secured garage for bus and heavy equipment storage and repairs

In walkable, central location

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Would like:

An emergency service center that houses the fire, emergency medical service (EMS) and police departments and incorporates small clinic space, and room for St. John Rescue,  emergency supplies, diving equipment and vehicles. This facility could also be a communications and distribution center after disaster events.

That has:

A large space common space

A supervisor’s office

A kitchen

Clean bathrooms with showers for men and women

2 dormitories for men and women

Air-conditioned exercise area

Garage for vehicles and equipment

Additional office and vehicle space could be available for other emergency services agencies

Small clinic room and restroom

Area for training that can host Jr. Programs and overnights

Meets national standards for critical facilities

Adequate and secure storage for supplies and equipment

Clean space for emergency health responses and equipment storage

Space for distributing supplies

Reliable wi-fi, telephone, and ham radio connections

Resilient power and water supply and treatment systems

ADA standards

Designed to withstand 250 mph winds

Proper drainage, lighting, waste disposal (recycling, irrigation, and composting for landscaping)

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical equipment

Secured garage for bus and heavy equipment storage and repairs

Located in a walkable, central location

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Would like:

A staffed, enclosed and clean centralized solid waste convenience center that would eliminate unhealthy and unsightly dumpster areas and accommodates local waste management needs and create easy-to-reach site away from the shoreline.  This facility would be located on a public road centrally accessible in Coral Bay, on 2 acres of flat land, away from the shoreline, above the tsunami inundation zone, and screened from public view. A swap shop and/or “ReSource Depot”-type facility could operate in conjunction and next to this facility.

More advanced and better waste management & recycling techniques at this facility could include, but are not limited to:

  • Composting household food waste & yard waste
  • Household furniture, appliances and electronics
  • Household goods and clothing
  • Aluminum, glass, and cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Scrap metal (small pieces)
Considerations:

This facility would not handle Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and abandoned cars and boats, as it would not have capacity for storage/removal.

What would a preventive measure or program for decreasing abandoned cars and boats?

Would these facilities have the operational capacity for only residential waste or also commercial waste?

Is more space and a contingency plan needed for the higher concentration of construction and demolition waste from past and future hurricanes?

That has:

Proper concrete platform with oil/water and hazardous spills protection, and traffic management for incoming vehicles

A roof/structure with a solar panel farm (similar to the Montessori School’s in St. Thomas) to reduce noise and visibility of the site, produce electricity for operations and net metering, and catch water for operations and reduce stormwater pollution potential

Proper design for environmental (leakage, fly-away, pests, smell and noise) controls

Small office(s), restroom(s) with showers and kitchen for operational staff

Efficient air-conditioning/climate control

Proper lighting and electrical requirements for heavy equipment

Sound dampening design

Secure storage and shelves for reference materials, supplies, and equipment

A secured garage for heavy equipment storage and repairs

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Would like:

To be able to access Coral Bay from a variety of points from the water and have failities that support small-scale and low impact boating activities with an awareness of potential gentrification effects. These facilities could be managed by a landowner and/or boating HOA that could also help with repairing or removing abandoned and non-operational boats.

That is near:

Several small to medium-sized docks (types and sizes based on location), some that can be removed before major storms

A properly installed and maintained pump out, waste, fuel and water station

Moorings for short and long term

Identification signs with surrounding facts and information

Proper lighting and electical hook-ups

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Would like:

A flat space and building that supports community efforts in growing, selling/buying/trading and learning about the following:

  • Vegetable gardens and fruit trees
  • Native plants and slope-stabilizing landscaping
  • Composting (food and yard waste and Sargassum)
  • Sustainable irrigation techniques
  • Beekeeping
  • Bulk buying power for seeds, plants and supplies

Can operate as a community garden, composting site, farmer’s market and distribution center

That has:

Proper drainage, lighting, waste disposal (recycling, irrigation, & composting for landscaping) and fencing to exclude goats, sheep, deer, donkeys, etc.

Storage for operational and maintenance equipment and supplies

Could have a pavilion/shaded areas for markets, gatherings, classes, and group activities

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Would like:

A mechanical and wood workshop, where residents can use shared tools to work on cars, furniture and other items. This space could also host classes and trainings.

That has:

A large and shaded working space

Proper lighting and electrical outlets for technical equipment

Proper drainage, lighting, waste disposal (for fluids, oils, etc.) and fencing to excluded goats, sheep, deer, and donkeys, etc.

Washing sink

Sound dampening design

Storage and shelves for reference materials, supplies, and equipment

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Would like:

Public restrooms

That has:

Clean and well maintained

Proper wastewater treatment

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Physical Structure

Activities / Services

Access

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