Downtown Revitalization Initiative
News and Headlines
North Miami’s Civic Space Design Competition.
DAPAC Role and Responsibilities:
The purpose of the members of the DAPAC is to assist in the implementation of the recommendations of the adopted Master Plan; The DAPAC will also assist in the creation of the conceptual plan and community meetings envisioned for the downtown. Members are to regularly attend DAPAC meetings and contribute constructively out of the experience and knowledge that they possess; understand and articulate the DAPAC’s purpose, responsibilities and work plan; communicate and coordinate with the member’s constituent group to represent the group’s perspective on key issues and convey information from the DAPAC back to the stakeholders; act as an ambassador for the Action Plan with peers, neighbors and colleagues to further build momentum, participation and constructive feedback on the process and the master Plan and the future revitalization of the Downtown area; review and provide comments/recommendations on project materials and draft plans; and participate actively in and help market the project’s community outreach efforts.
Selection of the DAPAC members:
The DAPAC will consist of City and CRA staff, as well as several key community stakeholders with representation from the City’s local Arts/Cultural, Education, Film industry and business community. Examples include, but are not limited to, a representative from MOCA, downtown business owners/tenants, Chamber of Commerce representatives, Business Development Board Representative, University partners and other stakeholders.
Minutes and Agendas
Public Notice Meeting - September 12, 2014
Minutes - July 11, 2014
Agenda - Regular Meeting - July 11, 2014
Agenda - Meeting 2 - July 11, 2014
Orientation Minutes - June 20 , 2014
What is the Downtown Revitalization Initiative?
In the Spring of 2012, the City retained Keith & Schnars, P.A., to develop architectural and urban design guidelines for its downtown and major corridor, NE 125 Street, which were subsequently adopted by Mayor and Council as the City’s Downtown Master Development and Major Corridor Plan (“Master Plan”). The final Master Plan includes a series of recommendations outlining strategies needed to spur redevelopment, promote economic growth and transform the physical image of the City’s Downtown District.
Map of Downtown
Where Are We Now?
On November 25, 2014 the City adopted an Action Plan and Concept Plan for a portion of the Downtown District. The Action Plan will serve as a guide for prioritizing and budgeting for the implementation of the recommended strategies/capital projects over time. These projects will eventually be incorporated into the City’s Capital Improvement Plan in order to tie the recommended capital projects for the downtown to the City’s future Capital Program for the next 10 years. The Concept Plan includes architectural concepts and recommendation for civic space improvements that will serve as a vision for future development or improvements within the downtown.
The City has begun the implementation phase and is actively pursuing implementation strategies.
Prioritization of implementation strategies
Steps needed to implement the recommendations of the adopted Master Plan for the Downtown Area
Analysis of projected cost, for the capital improvement landscape architecture projects, specified in the adopted Master Plan and potential funding sources
Formulate a shared vision for a portion of
downtown North Miami and work to
graphically depict that vision.
Review and discuss potential improvements envisioned for Key Civic Spaces such as:
- NE 6th Avenue/West Dixie Highway/125th Street intersection;
- NE 8th Avenue “Way”;
- NE 125th walkway to Public Parking along NE 126th Street;
- West Dixie Highway from NE 125th Street to Griffing Park and, Fountain at NE 132nd and West Dixie Highway.
Discuss “Re-Forming” NE 125th Street from
NE 6th to NE 9th Avenues through massing
and height alternatives
Using forums to evaluate setbacks, crosswalks, outdoor dining opportunities and landscaping.
Provide additional opportunities within or adjacent to the Civic Center Complex/MOCA Plaza.