Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 063400
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File Number: 063400 File Type: Resolution Status: Deferred by the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: INCLUDE NMB'S BISCAYNE LANDING PROJECT IN ENTERPRISE ZONE Introduced: 11/28/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/6/2007 Agenda Item Number: 14A1
Notes: SEE #072369 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO AUTHORIZE AN EXPANSION OR MODIFICATION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE-DESIGNATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE TO INCLUDE THE BISCAYNE LANDING PROJECT IN THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI
Indexes: CITY OF NORTH MIAMI
  ENTERPRISE ZONE
  LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/8/2007 14A1 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 14A1 Amended; Legislative File No. 072369.

Board of County Commissioners 3/6/2007 14A1 Carried over 3/8/2007

County Manager 3/1/2007 Additions 3/6/2007
REPORT: This item is not subject to the 4-Day Rule.

Board of County Commissioners 1/25/2007 11A16 Deferred P

Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 12/13/2006 2B Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation 12/19/2006 P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Maldonado read the foregoing resolution into the record. Chairwoman Heyman explained the intent of the foregoing resolution; she stated it dealt with the Biscayne Landing development project, and its impact on the county. Commissioner Moss brought up the point that there was legislation that required other areas to be reduced if one area goes up. He asked Silvia Unzueta, Acting Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development, to prepare a detailed report of what areas she proposed to reduce in value to compensate for the up scaling Biscayne Landing building development. The reduction was necessary to satisfy current legislation Commissioner Jordan asked Ms. Unzueta to calculate the cost of the units considered market rate in Biscayne Landing, the cost of the one-on-one affordable housing units in the area, and the number of units for each. Chairwoman Heyman noted the language contained within Section four, handwritten page four, read as follows: "Upon passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, directs staff to identify and bring back to this board for approval an appropriate area or areas within the existing enterprise zone that could be exchanged so as to allow for the modification of the boundary of the Enterprise Zone to include the Biscayne Landing site." She asked Assistant County Manager Alex Munoz to also look at areas Countywide and to submit recommendations for committee members to review. Carlos Leonard from International Management Consultants said there were many parks, lakes, wetlands, and other places that could not be developed, and would be ideal for devaluing. Chairwoman Heyman said that in the end, the County would be the one to do the work as she read in Section 4. Commissioner Moss noted recommendations need to be made, and then brought before the individual responsible for the recommended area. For the December 19, 2006, meeting with the entire Board of Commissioners we needed to know what would be reduced. If it passed the means test and affordability then there was no problem. Commissioner Souto expressed concerns regarding decisions being made without having the appropriate knowledge, he felt it would be good to defer this matter and look at the whole picture by including other people. Hearing no further questions or comments the committee proceeded to vote.

Community Empowerment & Econ. Revitalization Cmte. 12/12/2006 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Mr. Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Sorenson requested that Ms. Cynthia Curry, County Manager Senior Advisor, provide the full Committee with a copy of the contractual agreement between the City of North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency, and the International Management Consultants pertaining to the Biscayne Landing Project. The Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented. Chairman Rolle and Vice Chairwoman Jordan explained the intent of the foregoing proposed resolution. Vice Chairwoman Jordan requested that Ms. Curry provide the full Committee with a definition of what constituted affordability in terms of the cost before a presentation was made to the BCC. Hearing no further discussion or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 11/28/2006 Assigned Intergov., Recreation & Cultural Affairs Cmte. 12/13/2006

County Attorney 11/28/2006 Assigned Community Empowerment & Econ. Revitalization Cmte. 12/12/2006

County Attorney 11/28/2006 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 12/4/2006

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO AUTHORIZE AN EXPANSION OR MODIFICATION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE-DESIGNATED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE TO INCLUDE THE BISCAYNE LANDING PROJECT IN THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI

BODY
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2005-287, Laws of Florida (House Bill 1725), during the 2005 regular session which reenacted and extended until 2015 the Florida Enterprise Zone Act (the “Act”) and its various state and local enterprise zone incentives; and
WHEREAS, this Board adopted Resolution No. R-1305-05 on November 15, 2005 that authorized the County Manager to apply to the state Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (“OTTED”) for the re-designation of Miami-Dade County’s Enterprise Zone (“Enterprise Zone”) pursuant to Chapter 2005-287; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County submitted an enterprise zone development plan to OTTED that included the re-designation and expansion of the existing Enterprise Zone, which OTTED approved; and
WHEREAS, there is a site consisting of approximately 193 acres in the City of North Miami that is currently being developed as a master planned community known as Biscayne Landing which is not in the current Enterprise Zone; and
WHEREAS, the Biscayne Landing development master plan consists of up to 5,999 residential units, 434,297 square feet of retail/office space and a 150,000 square foot, 250 room hotel; and
WHEREAS, on October 24, 2006, the City of North Miami and the City of North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency both unanimously adopted resolutions supporting extending the Enterprise Zone to Biscayne Landing; and
WHEREAS, the developer of Biscayne Landing also supports extending the Enterprise Zone to Biscayne Landing,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to authorize an expansion or modification of the boundaries of the state-designated Miami-Dade County Enterprise Zone to include the Biscayne Landing project in the City of North Miami.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker and Chair and members of the Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County’s state lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2007 State Legislative package.
Section 4. Upon passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, directs staff to identify and bring back to this Board for approval an appropriate area or areas within the existing enterprise zone that could be exchanged so as to allow for the modification of the boundary of the Enterprise Zone to include the Biscayne Landing site.



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