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File Number: 070849
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File Number: 070849 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: LINCOLN GARDENS PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Introduced: 3/16/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/20/2007 Agenda Item Number: 14A8
Notes: SEE #071039 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY AND PROVIDE AN ANALYSIS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT AND/OR REHABILITATION OF THE LINCOLN GARDENS PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; REQUIRING REPORT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 070611]
Indexes: PUBLIC HOUSING
  REDEVELOPMENT
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime 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 3/20/2007 14A8 Amended
REPORT: See Item 14A8 Amended; Legislative File No. 070103.

County Manager 3/16/2007 Additions 3/20/2007

County Attorney 3/16/2007 Assigned Terrence A. Smith

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 3/14/2007 2G AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: During consideration of changes to today’s agenda, Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks informed the Committee that the title of the foregoing resolution needed to be amended to change the word “demolition” to “redevelopment.” Later in the meeting, Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Ms. Yvonne Statford, 2534 NW 65 Street, appeared before the Committee, and expressed concern with the demolition of the Lincoln Gardens Public Housing Development. Commissioner Moss reassured Ms. Statford that the Lincoln Gardens Public Housing Development project would not be done in the same manner as the demolition of the HOPE VI project. Chairwoman Edmonson relinquished the Chair to Commissioner Moss. Commissioner Edmonson noted the proposed resolution suggests that the number of public housing units be phased out. She noted only 10 families currently live in the Lincoln Gardens project and no family would be displaced or relocated because that property had enough room to allow the families to live on one side while the new units were being completed. Mr. Tony Romano, 6127 NW 7 Avenue, Miami Worker Center (MWC), appeared before the Committee, and informed them that the MWC had held a very productive meeting with Commissioner Edmonson. He recommended the foregoing resolution be amended to specify the same number of public housing units demolished, would be replaced on that site. In addition, he noted, Lincoln Gardens' public housing residents should have the first rights of refusal. Mr. Romano concluded his comments by stating that in general the MWC was supportive of the foregoing proposed resolution with the amended language offered by him. Mr. Al Hardemon, 655 NW 48 Street, appeared before the Committee and spoke in connection with the foregoing proposed resolution. He informed the Committee that Mr. Jeff Brown, Paragon Construction, a member of the South Florida Builders Association, had volunteered to perform the work at Lincoln Gardens. Mr. Roy Hardemon, 5151 NW 23 Avenue, appeared before the Committee, and spoke in connection with the foregoing proposed resolution. He asked that the Miami-Dade County General Services Administration begin the rehabilitation of Lincoln Gardens. The Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as amended by Assistant County Attorney Johnson-Stacks. Commissioner Edmonson questioned whether the foregoing proposed resolution would include a consideration for increasing the density of the demolition and/or rehabilitation of Lincoln Gardens' public housing units. Responding to Commissioner Edmonson’s inquiry, Assistant County Attorney Johnson-Stacks stated the County Manager’s report would address the density issue. Ms. Curry concurred with the response of Assistant County Attorney Johnson-Stacks.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY AND PROVIDE AN ANALYSIS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT AND/OR REHABILITATION OF THE LINCOLN GARDENS PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; REQUIRING REPORT

BODY
WHEREAS, there is a severe public housing shortage which exists within Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this housing shortage is attributable in part to the fact that some of the public housing developments owned and operated by Miami-Dade County (“County”), through its department Miami-Dade Housing Agency (“MDHA”), are severely distressed, physically deteriorated and either must be demolished or rehabilitated; and
WHEREAS, Lincoln Gardens Public Housing Development (“Lincoln Gardens”), which is located in Commission District 3 is one such public housing development that is severely distressed and physically deteriorated; and
WHEREAS, the costs associated with bringing the existing development into compliance with current standards may be prohibitively expensive; and
WHEREAS, demolishing all or a portion of Lincoln Gardens will allow the development to be renewed and revitalized through the creation of improved circulation paths and/or the provision of other amenities as well as creation of decent, safe and healthy dwelling units for public housing residents; and
WHEREAS, prior to any disposition and/or demolition of Lincoln Gardens, the County, through MDHA, must submit an application to and obtain approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”); and
WHEREAS, prior to submitting a demolition/disposition application to HUD the County, through MDHA, is required to develop a replacement housing plan for Lincoln Gardens, conduct an environmental review, and consult with the impacted tenants and any tenant organizations,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, the Board directs:
Section 1. The County Manager to explore the feasibility and provide an analysis for the demolition and/or rehabilitation of Lincoln Gardens.
Section 2. The County Manager shall include in the feasibility study and analysis the following elements:
a. A plan to demolish and/or rehabilitate Lincoln Gardens that is developed in consultation with the tenants and tenant organization(s) that will be affected by said activities and which incorporates the expressed needs of these tenants and tenant organization(s);
b. An analysis of conducting the demolition and/or rehabilitation of Lincoln Gardens in phases so as to have limited impact upon the tenants currently residing within the development and the tenant organization(s) that represents these tenants;
c. A costs analysis for the proposed demolition and/or rehabilitation of Lincoln Gardens;
d. A replacement housing plan that includes but is not limited to the number of units to be demolished and the number of units to be replaced;
e. An environmental review;
f. A relocation plan for the existing tenants who may be displaced as a result of these activities; and
g. Any other elements required by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended, the implementing federal regulations promulgated by HUD, and the Annual Contributions Contract between the County and HUD.
Section 3. The County Manager to submit a report to the Board with the results of this exploration and analysis within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of this resolution.



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