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Welcome to District 11
Welcome to the District 11 website! I am honored to serve as your representative. This website is your connection to County government.
Visit here periodically to find out the latest information on County services, programs, and legislation that affects you. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions and concerns you may have – I am here to serve you.
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 Gallery Night a success
More than 100 residents turned out to enjoy an artistic evening at Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata’s inaugural “West End Gallery Night” on May 1 at Kendale Lakes Library.
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.
2014-2015 School Calendar
Check out the District 11 school year calendar for important dates and tips.
2014 County by County Allocations
To learn precisely the areas in which the County received funding read more about County by County Allocations.
West End Annual Report
The West End Annual Report has been released. Learn more about what is going on in your community.
Sister City Initiative
In an effort to improve trade, commercial, and cultural relations between Florida and China, Commissioner Zapata is currently working on an initiative to establish sister city partnership between Miami-Dade County and Guangzhou (Canton) City, China.
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