Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 071965
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File Number: 071965 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1016-07 Control: County Commission
File Name: RENAM OVERTOWN/ARENA METRORAIL AS HISTORIC OVERTOWN/LYRIC TH Introduced: 6/26/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2007
Agenda Date: 9/4/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A31
Notes: P.H. at TC Title: RESOLUTION RENAMING THE OVERTOWN/ARENA METRORAIL STATION AT 100 NW 6TH STREET AS THE HISTORIC OVERTOWN/LYRIC THEATRE METRORAIL STATION
Indexes: METRORAIL STATIONS
  RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
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 9/4/2007 11A31 Adopted P

Transit Committee 7/18/2007 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: The public hearing was opened; however, it was closed after no one appeared in response to Chairman Rolle’s call for persons wishing to be heard.

County Attorney 6/26/2007 Assigned Transit Committee 7/18/2007

County Attorney 6/26/2007 Assigned Bruce Libhaber

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RENAMING THE OVERTOWN/ARENA METRORAIL STATION AT 100 NW 6th STREET AS THE HISTORIC OVERTOWN/LYRIC THEATRE METRORAIL STATION

BODY
WHEREAS, Overtown is one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the Lyric Theatre, soon after its opening in 1913, became a major entertainment center; and
WHEREAS, the Lyric Theatre has served as a symbol of African-American economic vitality, as well as a social setting free of discrimination; and
WHEREAS, the Lyric Theatre anchored the district within Overtown which due to its thriving hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs became known as “Little Broadway”; and
WHEREAS, historic Overtown throughout the era of legalized segregation housed African-American artists who could perform in the clubs on Miami Beach but not stay in the hotels; and
WHEREAS, the Lyric Theatre has hosted such legendary performers as Count Basie, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and B.B. King,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board approves the renaming of the Overtown/Arena Metrorail Station at 100 NW 6th Street as the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Metrorail Station.



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