Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 101719
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File Number: 101719 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee
File Name: ALLOCATE 1.2 MILLION TO HAMPTON HOUSE RESTORATION Introduced: 6/30/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 5
Notes: SEE SUBSTITUTE #102290 Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATION TO BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROJECT NO. 293 - “HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND”, AS IDENTIFIED IN APPENDIX A TO RESOLUTION NO. R-919-04, TO ALLOCATE $1.2 MILLION TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY KNOWN AS HISTORIC HAMPTON HOUSE AFTER PUBLIC HEARING; WAIVING ADMINISTRATIVE RULES CONTEMPLATING COMPETITIVE PROCESS; DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO LIST SUCH PROJECT IN SERIES RESOLUTION AS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING IN NEXT SERIES OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND TO FUND FROM SUCH BOND PROCEEDS FULL AMOUNT NECESSARY TO TIMELY COMPLETE HAMPTON HOUSE REHABILITATION AND RESTORATION; AND REQUIRING BOARD APPROVAL FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO SUCH FUNDING, INCLUDING CASH FLOW REVISIONS
Indexes: BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND
  HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, 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

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 10/13/2010 2A Withdrawn
REPORT: Note: See Item 2A SUBSTITUTE, Legislative File No.102290

County Attorney 9/22/2010 Referred Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 10/13/2010

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 7/14/2010 2C Deferred P

County Manager 7/13/2010 Deferrals 7/14/2010
REPORT: The Prime Sponsor is requesting a deferral to no date certain.

County Attorney 6/30/2010 Referred Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 7/14/2010

County Attorney 6/30/2010 Assigned Geri Bonzon-Keenan 7/2/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATION TO BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PROGRAM PROJECT NO. 293 - “HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND”, AS IDENTIFIED IN APPENDIX A TO RESOLUTION NO. R-919-04, TO ALLOCATE $1.2 MILLION TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY KNOWN AS HISTORIC HAMPTON HOUSE AFTER PUBLIC HEARING; WAIVING ADMINISTRATIVE RULES CONTEMPLATING COMPETITIVE PROCESS; DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO LIST SUCH PROJECT IN SERIES RESOLUTION AS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING IN NEXT SERIES OF BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND TO FUND FROM SUCH BOND PROCEEDS FULL AMOUNT NECESSARY TO TIMELY COMPLETE HAMPTON HOUSE REHABILITATION AND RESTORATION; AND REQUIRING BOARD APPROVAL FOR ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO SUCH FUNDING, INCLUDING CASH FLOW REVISIONS

BODY
WHEREAS, the Historic Hampton House Motel (the “Hampton House”), a facility owned by Miami-Dade County and designated as a historic property by the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board on April 17, 2002, opened its doors in 1954 as one of a handful of segregation-era motels and entertainment centers in Miami that catered to Black celebrities, local musicians and Black families vacationing or visiting South Florida and is located at 4200 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida; and
WHEREAS, prominent Black individuals, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammed Ali, Jackie Robinson and Malcolm X all visited and spent time at the Hampton House; and
WHEREAS, the Hampton House also hosted such talented Black musicians as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson and Ray Charles; and
WHEREAS, throughout the years, the Hampton House has suffered from neglect and inclement weather causing the Hampton House to be dilapidated and in need of serious repair; and
WHEREAS, in 2002, this Board directed the County Manager to work with the Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Inc. to investigate the renovation, adaptive reuse and public acquisition of the Hampton House; and
WHEREAS, in 2004, the Miami-Dade County Office of Community and Economic Development purchased the Hampton House using Community Block Grant funds; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County voters approved an allocation of $4.7 million to BBC GOB Project No. 255 - “Historic Hampton House” to “[r]ehabilitate the building as a multi-use center of social and cultural life for the local community, through the Office of Historic Preservation. The most significant representative building of the civil rights movement in Miami-Dade County, this former hotel and entertainment center served as a major social and political gather place during the 1950s and 1960s. Closed and abandoned for years, County CDBG funds have recently been secured for its public acquisition” and $1.3 million of BCC GOB Project No. 255 funds have already been utilized for architectural plans and for the stabilization of the walls of the facility; and
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that an additional $1.2 million is needed to complete the construction and restoration of this historic site; and
WHEREAS, Appendix A to Resolution No. 919-04 (the “Cultural Facility 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 project funding allocation; and
WHEREAS, one of the projects listed in Appendix A to the Cultural Facility Resolution and approved by the voters for funding is Project No. 293 – “Historic Preservation Fund” (“Project No. 293”), a Countywide fund with an allocation equal to $10,000,000 and a project description that states: “[e]stablish a facilities preservation fund to provide emergency funding to property owners for the rehabilitation of residential and commercial historic sites. The program is geared to make an impact in the revitalization of historic buildings at the neighborhood level, particularly designated historic districts and other areas having a high concentration of older buildings. The Preservation Fund intends to make available up to $1 million annually in grants and loans between $25,000 and $250,000 and $3 million to fund the Miami Marine Stadium”; and
WHEREAS, all additions, deletions and significant modifications to individual projects or to Appendix A to the Cultural Facility Resolution require a majority vote of the Board after a public hearing; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to approve a significant modification to Project No. 293 to change the Project Description to add a $1.2 million allocation to the rehabilitation and restoration of the Hampton House such that the new Project Description would read as follows: “[e]stablish a facilities preservation fund to provide emergency funding to property owners for the rehabilitation of residential and commercial historic sites. The program is geared to make an impact in the revitalization of historic buildings at the neighborhood level, particularly designated historic districts and other areas having a high concentration of older buildings. The Preservation Fund intends to make available up to $1 million annually in grants and loans between $25,000 and $250,000, $3 million to fund the Miami Marine Stadium and $1.2 million to fund the rehabilitation and restoration of the Historic Hampton House”; and
WHEREAS, this significant modification to Project No. 293 would add the Hampton House as an eligible historical site and would allocate $1.2 million of Project No. 293 BBC Program funds to its historical preservation; and
WHEREAS, these funds would compliment additional funding for the rehabilitation and restoration of the Hampton House provided by BBC GOB Project No. 255- “Historic Hampton House”; and
WHEREAS, the Administrative Rules governing the BBC GOB Program contemplate that the award of Project No. 293 funds to an eligible project be made pursuant to a competitive process even though such a process is not legally required; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to award $1.2 million from Project No. 293 BBC GOB Program funds to the Hampton House without a competitive process; and
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to direct the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to list Project No. 293 funding for Hampton House in the next series resolution as eligible for funding, to fund the rehabilitation and restoration of the Hampton House from bond proceeds generated from the next BBC GOB Program bonds (scheduled to be issued in the Fall of 2010) and not to make any adjustments to said funding for any reason, including cash flow revisions by the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee authorized by Implementing Order No. 3-47, without this Board’s prior approval,
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 significant modification to Project No. 293, identified in Appendix A to Resolution No. R-919-04, after a public hearing to change the Project Description to read as follows: “Establish a facilities preservation fund to provide emergency funding to property owners for the rehabilitation of residential and commercial historic sites. The program is geared to make an impact in the revitalization of historic buildings at the neighborhood level, particularly designated historic districts and other areas having a high concentration of older buildings. The Preservation Fund intends to make available up to $1 million annually in grants and loans between $25,000 and $250,000, $3 million to fund the Miami Marine Stadium and $1.2 million to fund the rehabilitation and restoration of the Historic Hampton House.”
Section 3. This Board waives the Administrative Rules governing the BBC GOB Program that contemplate the award of Project No. 293 funds to an eligible project pursuant to a competitive process and awards $1.2 million from Project No. 293 BBC GOB Program funds to the restoration of the Hampton House without a competitive process.
Section 4. The County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee is hereby directed to list the Project No. 293 funding for the Hampton House in the next series resolution as a project eligible for funding and to fund the timely completion of the rehabilitation and restoration of the Hampton House from bond proceeds generated from the next BBC GOB Program bonds (scheduled to be issued in the Fall of 2010). The County Mayor and the County Mayor’s designee is directed to not make any adjustments to said funding for any reason, including cash flow revisions authorized by Implementing Order No. 3-47, without this Board’s prior approval.



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