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File Number: 081943
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File Number: 081943 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-780-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: GOB-PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS Introduced: 6/19/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/1/2008
Agenda Date: 7/1/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A10
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING ALLOCATION OF $10,592,307 FROM BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROJECT NUMBER 249 – ''PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AND EXPANSION OF HOME OWNERSHIP'' TO FUND DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT OF TRANSIT VILLAGE PROJECT IN DISTRICT 3 [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 081674]
Indexes: AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES
  GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM
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 7/1/2008 11A10 Adopted P

County Attorney 6/19/2008 Assigned Geri Bonzon-Keenan

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 6/10/2008 3F AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan. In response to Commissioner Gimenez’ question as to whether this resolution involved a transit project, Commissioner Edmonson noted this particular resolution involved the housing component, and not the transit portion of the project. Commissioner Rolle questioned whether this item was related to a previous item approved by the Board providing District Commissioners with a certain amount of dollars, for which the departments identified and recommended projects for approval in various districts that some District Commissioners disagreed with. Assistant County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan noted each District Commissioner, as well as the County Manager, had the ability to recommend projects to be funded from this fund, but as a matter of policy, the Board would determine which of the projects would actually be funded. Commissioner Rolle questioned the policy and whether each District Commissioner would bring forward projects they recommended to be approved by the full Board, or whether they would have to accept the County Manager’s or department’s recommendations. Assistant County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan clarified the Commission was not required to accept the County Manager’s recommendations for projects to be funded. She explained the last approved resolution stated the policy objective was to divide the total funds equally among the thirteen Commission Districts, however, it would still require a subsequent action by the Commission to identify projects that would actually be funded from those individual allocations. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee forwarded the foregoing resolution to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation, with Committee amendment(s) to correct a scrivener’s error appearing in the title and on handwritten page 5 of this resolution, to correctly reference the allocation amount as $10,592,307 in lieu of $10,590,000.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING ALLOCATION OF $10,592,307 FROM BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROJECT NUMBER 249 – “PRESERVATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AND EXPANSION OF HOME OWNERSHIP” TO FUND DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT OF TRANSIT VILLAGE PROJECT IN DISTRICT 3

BODY
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. R-918-04 (the “Affordable Housing Resolution”), the voters approved the issuance of general obligation bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $194,997,000 to construct and improve affordable housing for the elderly and families; and
WHEREAS, Appendix A to the Affordable Housing Resolution lists projects eligible for funding from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program (the “BBC Program”) by project number, municipal project location, BCC district, project name, project description, street address and allocation; and
WHEREAS, one of the projects listed in Appendix A to the Affordable Housing Resolution and approved by the voters for funding is Project No. 249 – “Preservation of Affordable Housing Units and Expansion of Home Ownership” with an original allocation of $137.7 million (“Project No. 249”); and
WHEREAS, there is a need for the development of affordable housing in District 3; and
WHEREAS, this need may be satisfied in part through the proposed development of the Transit Village located at N.W. 7th Avenue and N.W. 62nd Street; and
WHEREAS, the proposed Transit Village is envisioned to be a comprehensive, mixed-use, transit oriented development project that includes affordable housing, retail, office space, parking facilities, bus bays and a transit support facility and that features convenient access to public transportation, an attractive site for businesses and affordable housing options; and
WHEREAS, nationwide transit oriented development is proving to be an increasingly successful means to stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life in urban communities; and
WHEREAS, it is anticipated local residents and commuters will be able to use the Park & Ride and Kiss & Ride or walk to the Transit Village and connect to a variety of transportation services, such as Metrobus, neighborhood circulators and taxis; and
WHEREAS, a transit hub at the intersection of N.W. 7th Avenue and N.W. 62nd Street will create seamless access for commuters to and from the Liberty City area to several municipalities within Miami-Dade County, as well as to Broward County; and
WHEREAS, because N.W. 7th Avenue provides an alternative parallel north/south route to I-95, this area is poised to become a major transfer point for travelers diverting from I-95; and
WHEREAS, the new Transit Village is expected to create employment opportunities while serving the needs of the community and acting as a catalyst to economic development; and
WHEREAS, because Transit Village is located within an Empowerment Zone, the County’s Community Workforce Program, which requires the training and hiring of qualified residents of communities where the capital improvements are being made, if applicable, will also ensure the project contributes to local job creation; and
WHEREAS, Congressman Kendrick Meek and his predecessor the Honorable Carrie P. Meek have worked to secure significant federal funding for the project and have requested additional federal funds for Fiscal Year 2008-2009; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to approve the allocation of [[$10,590,000]] >>$10,592,307<< from Project No. 249 to fund the development of the affordable housing component of Transit Village in District 3 upon the execution of all necessary agreements,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated in this resolution and are approved.
Section 2. This Board hereby approves the allocation of 1[[$10,590,000]] >>$10,592,307<< from the $137.7 million allocated for BBC Program Project No. 249 – “Preservation of Affordable Housing Units and Expansion of Home Ownership” to fund the development of the affordable housing component of Transit Village in District 3 upon the execution of all necessary agreements.
1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: words within double brackets are deleted, words within double arrows are added.
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