Downtown Action Plan Advisory Committee


  • 1:30 pm
  • 2nd Friday of every month
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Conference Room

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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MemberTerm Ending
Jason James - Chair
Company: Resident
September 12, 2020
Rebecca Pelham - Vice Chair
Company: Engage Miami
September 12, 2020
Dave Burney
Company: North Miami Chamber of Commerce
September 12, 2020
Estomene Dorcely
Company: Kazoul 125 General Carpentry
September 12, 2020
Renald Fils-Aime
Company: Caribbean Tax Services
September 12, 2020
Stuart Grant
Company: FIU
September 12, 2020
Sam Jean
Company: Coldwell Banker Commercial
September 12, 2020
Adriana Martinez
Company: Museum of Contemporary Art
September 12, 2020
Michael McDearmaid
Company: Resident
September 12, 2020
Sara McDevitt
Company: Saavedra LLC
September 12, 2020
Michael Resnick
Company: King's Cross Tattoo/Gauntlet Comic Books 
September 12, 2020
Max Wolfe Sturman
Company: Max Wolfe Architect
September 12, 2020
Tanya Wilson, A.I.C.P.
Category: Ex officio Board Member
Marline Monestime
Title: Assistant to the Director

Member Information

Selection of the Downtown Action Plan Advisory Committee (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 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), downtown business owners/tenants, Chamber of Commerce representatives, Business Development Board Representative, University partners and other stakeholders.

Projects & Implementation Schedule

  • MOCA Plaza/Civic Center Complex
    Estimated Completion Date: November 2018
  • Irons Manor Fountain
    Estimated Completion: April 2019
  • Liberty Gardens Park
    Estimated Completion: June 2019
  • Five Points Park
    Estimated Start Date: 2019
  • Griffing Park & Amphitheater
    Future Project
  • NE 8th Avenue Green Trail
    Future Project
  • Promenade at City Hall
    Future Project
  • West Dixie Green Trail
    Future Project


In the fall of 2014, the North Miami City Council approved the adoption of the Downtown Downtown Action Plan Advisory CommitteeAction Plan and the Downtown Concept Plan. These two plans outlined funding and implementation strategies, as well as architectural concepts, for public and private space improvements to spur redevelopment within the downtown.

The Downtown Action Plan Advisory Committee, or DAPAC, is a group of key community stakeholders with representation from the city’s local arts/culture community, education sector, film industry and business community as specified in Section 2-402(a)(2) of the City’s Land Development Regulations. DAPAC is tasked with implementing the Downtown Action Plan and the Downtown Concept Plan through expert input, advocacy of City officials and staff, and activation of projects.

Roles & 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 have the following duties:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Participate actively in and help market the project’s community outreach efforts.
  • Regularly attend DAPAC meetings and contribute constructively out of the experience and knowledge that they possess
  • Review and provide comments/recommendations on project materials and draft plans
  • Understand and articulate the DAPAC’s purpose, responsibilities and work plan

Committee Documents

Creating New Places from Old Spaces DAPAC