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Neighborhood Meeting

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

You are cordially invited…

Join your neighbors at an important meeting to decide the future of your community.

Beginning at 5:30pm, please enjoy complimentary refreshments and open house to meet other members of your community.

The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm and will continue until 8:00pm.

Please join us.

Your voice is important!


I. (5:30 – 6:00) Sign in and Refreshments

II. (6:00 – 6:05) Welcome, Introduction, and Objectives.

Ms. Tanya Wilson‐Sejour, AICP,
Planning, Zoning, and Development Director

III. (6:05 – 6:25) Project Overview: Connecting the Dots

Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

Presentation by Ms. Debbie Love, Keith and Schnars Team

IV. (6:25 – 7:25) What Are the Major Issues and Solutions to be Considered When Updating the Land Development Regulations and Zoning Map?

Facilitated by Mr. James Anaston‐Karas, Keith and Schnars Team

V. (7:25 – 7:50) How Do You Like the Major Issues and Implementation Approaches?

Facilitated by Mr. James Anaston‐Karas, Keith and Schnars Team

VI. (7:50 – 7:55) Next Steps

VII. (7:55) Adjourn

Workshop Handout

General Topics

  • Are you familiar with successful regulations in other jurisdictions?
  • What are your experiences with the LDRs and how have they protected or impeded your property?
  • Is there something you would like to see added or removed from the LDRs and why?
  • Are there issues specific to your neighborhood that could be improved through LDRs? Design standards?
  • Public spaces? Stormwater management? Landscaping standards? Other?

More Detailed Topics

Use of Land

  • Should we expand the Regional Activity Center west of Biscayne Blvd.?

Economic Development

  • How should we reasonably regulate recently approved medical marijuana dispensaries? ED
  • What industries (new jobs) should the City be attracting?
  • Where should we locate targeted industries (new jobs) like green technology, science‐based R&D, etc. ? ED


  • What are the parking standards that best balance the demand with required supply. (and loading zone) requirements are desired? Downtown R/ TRANS.
  • How do we balance parking demand with developer’s requirements to supply? Downtown? Citywide? R/TRANS
  • How can we make transit zones, transit development more friendly and successful?


  • How are different sizes, scales, and building masses best transitioned from high to low? (Redev./ D)

Urban Design

  • What are the desired locations for art and murals, and how do we incentivize? (Arts, culture and design overlay district ) REDEV
  • What are residential minimum standards; can an apartment be smaller than 750 sf? D

Sea Level Rise/ Climate Resiliency

  • Resolve pervious/ impervious surface requirements and incentives to increase recharge. SLR

Zoning Map Changes

Updates include:

  • Bayshore Zone,
  • Planned Corridor Development Overlay,
  • Planned Community Urban Design Overlay (Sole Mia),
  • Transit Center Overlay (Train)

Environmental Sustainability

  • How can we better manage water for sustainability?
  • Are urban/ community gardens desired in all zoning districts, or restricted to some?

Click here to download the workshop handout in Adobe PDF format.


January 17
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Gwen Margolis Community Center
1590 NE 123 Street
North Miami, FL 33181 United States
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City of North Miami | 776 NE 125 Street | North Miami | Florida 33161 | 305.893.6511

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