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West Kendall Corridor Charrette Planning Study
On Saturday, May 21st, Commissioner Zapata and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources held a presentation of the draft report and recommendations from the West Kendall Corridor Charrette planning study that took place in 2014. The study area is located along Kendall Drive from 137th Avenue to Krome Avenue.
Information on the West End MACs
The report,(45.5 MB) as well as a task force created in 2013, aims to address how Miami-Dade County should proceed to address pending annexation and incorporation proposals.
Important statement on taxes
“Miami-Dade County experienced a 9 percent revenue growth in 2015, which has failed to translate into a benefit for the taxpayers. This morning I met with Mayor Carlos Gimenez to discuss the FY 2015-2016 budget, and challenged him to seek operational efficiencies and provide our citizens with much needed tax relief in the form of decreasing the millage rate. The opportunity to decrease the millage rate is one that will not be present in next year’s budget, which is why the administration must capitalize on these favorable times to provide tax relief now!" – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata
West End Strategy: A Vision for the Future
Commissioner Zapata is pleased to announce the release of new comprehensive community development study of the West End, which will provide a blueprint to guide the community’s future growth.
The privately funded West End Strategy: A Vision for the Future (14 MB) was produced by Florida International University at the request of Commissioner Zapata. It analyzes how the area’s economic and physical assets can be leveraged to foster economic and community development.
West End utility boxes transform into outdoor art
As part of his efforts to make the West End a more culturally vibrant community, Commissioner Zapata is teaming up with artist Michelle Weinberg to wrap 25 utility boxes throughout the district with colorful designs.
West End Crime Statistics
The Miami-Dade County Police Department recently released a report on crimes in District 11 that reflects a substantial decrease in murders, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies, and motor vehicle thefts in District 11 since 2006.
- Learn more about the low crime rates in the West End (15 MB)
West End Connectivity Master Plan
In partnership with several County departments, Commissioner Zapata has developed a West End Connectivity Master Plan to promote greenway connectivity and walkability to County parks, schools, libraries and business nodes in the area. These proposed improvements will connect with existing greenways and add approximately 15 miles of bike routes.
New fitness trail along 157th Avenue will connect to existing path
Residents can look forward to a new fitness trail that will provide connectivity to an existing path in the West End. The Miami-Dade County Commission recently approved legislation sponsored by Commissioner Juan C. Zapata to create a “linear park” along SW 157th Avenue between Bird Road and SW 59th Terrace. The “SW 157th Avenue Linear Greenway'' will link to an existing path on SW 157th Avenue that stretches from SW 59th Terrace to Sunset Drive.
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