Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 083069
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File Number: 083069 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Economic Development and Human Services Committee
File Name: ALONZO MOURNING CHARITIES, INC. AFFORDALBE RENTAL Introduced: 10/24/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 125.38, FLORIDA STATUTES APPROVING TERMS OF AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF TWO SIXTY-FIVE YEAR LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH ALONZO MOURNING CHARITIES, INC., A FLORIDA NOT-FOR PROFIT CORPORATION, TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING FOR FAMILIES AND THE ELDERLY ON COUNTY OWNED LAND LOCATED AT THE SW CORNER OF NW 3RD AVENUE AND NW 17TH STREET AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO AMEND, RENEW OR TERMINATE SUCH LEASE AGREEMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTIONS AND PROVIDE ASSURANCES AND APPROVALS, AS MAY BE REQUIRED OF THE COUNTY
Indexes: AFFORDABLE HOUSING
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

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 11/12/2008 2B Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 2B Amended, Legislative File No. 083358 for the amended version.

County Attorney 10/24/2008 Referred Economic Development and Human Services Committee 11/12/2008

County Attorney 10/24/2008 Assigned Cynthia Johnson-Stacks 11/5/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 125.38, FLORIDA STATUTES APPROVING TERMS OF AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF TWO SIXTY-FIVE YEAR LEASE AGREEMENTS WITH ALONZO MOURNING CHARITIES, INC., A FLORIDA NOT-FOR PROFIT CORPORATION, TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING FOR FAMILIES AND THE ELDERLY ON COUNTY OWNED LAND LOCATED AT THE SW CORNER OF NW 3RD AVENUE AND NW 17TH STREET AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO AMEND, RENEW OR TERMINATE SUCH LEASE AGREEMENTS AND TAKE FURTHER ACTIONS AND PROVIDE ASSURANCES AND APPROVALS, AS MAY BE REQUIRED OF THE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, the Alonzo Mourning Charities, Inc. (“AMC”), a Florida not-for-profit corporation, which has been organized for the purposes of promoting community interest and welfare and has been designated as an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, has submitted an application, attached hereto and incorporated herein as Attachment “A”, which proposes to lease from the County and develop a total of five acres of County-owned land at the southwest corner of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest 17th Street in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami-Dade County (the “Site”) for the benefit of the current and future residents of Overtown; and
WHEREAS, the Site is adjacent to the Miami-Dade County’s Culmer Neighborhood Service Center; and
WHEREAS, AMC’s application proposes to construct three buildings on the Site, which will consist of approximately 95 affordable rental units for families (the “Family Project”) and
95 affordable rental units for seniors (the “Elderly Project”), as depicted on the preliminary site plan which is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Attachment “B”, as may be modified subject to approval of the County Mayor or his designee; and
WHEREAS, the Family Project will consist primarily of 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, which will only be occupied by households with income at or below 60% of Adjusted Median Income; the Elderly Project will consist primarily of 1-bedroom apartments, which will only be occupied by households with income at or below 60% of Adjusted Median income, as described in Attachment A; and
WHEREAS, the amenities proposed to be provided for each project include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, after-school areas, secure parking, energy efficient features, and outdoor recreation areas, green spaces, attractive architectural and design elements and a public work of art, plaza or fountain; and
WHEREAS, an affiliate of AMC intends to apply for tax credits for the Family and the Elderly Projects from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, which requires that the applicant for tax credits demonstrate site control of the property upon which the affordable housing projects are to be built through either a long-term lease or ownership of such property; and
WHEREAS, the terms of the proposed Lease Agreements provide for a rental payment in the amount of $1 per year for the term of the lease,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated herein by reference.

Section 2. The Board finds and determines that the County owned -property located at the SW corner of NW 3rd Avenue and NW 17th Street is not needed for County purposes, that it will be used by AMC for affordable rental housing developments for families and the elderly and that such use is in the public’s community interest and welfare, and that entering into the attached Lease Agreements is in the best interest of the County.
Section 3. The Board hereby approves the attached Lease Agreements, in substantially the forms attached hereto as Attachments C and D between Miami-Dade County and AMC for development of the affordable rental housing projects for families and the elderly as proposed therein and authorizes the Mayor or his designee to execute such Lease Agreements, as approved by the County Attorney’s Office, and amend, renew or terminate such Lease Agreements and take further actions and provide assurances and approvals, as may be required of the County by such Lease Agreements.



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