Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 072369
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File Number: 072369 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted as amended
Version: 0 Reference: R-329-07 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: INCLUDE NMB'S BISCAYNE LANDING PROJECT IN ENTERPRISE ZONE Introduced: 8/8/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/6/2007 Agenda Item Number: 14A1
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. ALSO SEE ORIGINAL ITEM #063400. 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 [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 063400]
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

County Attorney 8/8/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 8/8/2007

Board of County Commissioners 3/8/2007 14A1 Amended Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Commissioner Heyman provided a brief historical overview of the intent of this resolution and noted the request for modification of the boundaries for the Enterprise Zone required the establishment of conditions. She noted this property was used previously as a landfill and toxic materials were dumped in this close proximity to the Biscayne Aquifer. Commissioner Heyman advised that with the loss of Federal Super Fund dollars, which obligated the federal government to assist with cleaning up this property, the original property owners committed to fund the cleanup. Commissioner Heyman asked County Attorney Greenberg to develop the appropriate contract agreement affirming that Biscayne Landings, L.L.C. would deposit $3 million into the Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Trust fund six months after state legislation had passed as agreed to by Mr. Herb Tillman, Vice President, Biscayne Landing, L.L.C., and bring it back for Board approval. In response to Commissioner Moss’ inquiry regarding benefit to the Biscayne Landings Project, Honorable Mayor Kevin Burns, Mayor, City of North Miami, appeared before the Board and stated the project contain a large retail component that would provide employment for local residents. Mr. Herb Tillman, Vice President, Biscayne Landing, L.L.C., appeared before the Board and explained that the project included 4060 square feet of retail space. He pointed out that the developer was committed to hiring 22 percent Certified Small Business Enterprise (CSBE) as well as local residents and business from the City of North Miami. Mr. Tony Crapp, Sr., Senior Director, North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), appeared before the Board in response to Commissioner Rolle’s inquiry regarding benefits. He explained that Enterprise Zone tax credits would provide for greater job opportunities for residents of the community. The foregoing proposed resolution was adopted as amended to include language providing that Biscayne Landings shall deposit $3 million into the Miami-Dade County Affordable Housing Trust Fund, no later than six months following the State Legislature’s approval of expansion/modification to the boundaries of the Miami-Dade County Enterprise Zone to include the Biscayne Landings project.

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.
Section 5. Accepts the agreement by the developer of Biscayne Landing to contribute $3 million to the Miami-Dade County Affordable Housing Trust Fund within 6 months of the date that the state legislation referenced in this resolution is signed into law by the Governor or becoming law without the Governor's signature.



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