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File Number: 140236
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File Number: 140236 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: REVITALIZATION PROJECT FOR FLAGLER STREET Introduced: 1/29/2014
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/4/2014 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: SEE 140682 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE COUNTY’S RECOMMENDED PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF FUNDING FOR THE FLAGLER STREET REVITALIZATION PROJECT AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO IDENTIFY FUNDING SOURCES FOR SUCH IMPROVEMENTS IN GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDS OR OTHER SOURCES
Indexes: FLAGLER STREET
Sponsors: Bruno A. Barreiro, 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 3/4/2014 11A1 Amended
REPORT: SEE LEGISLATIVE FILE NO.140682

Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee 2/11/2014 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Henry Gillman read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Barreiro noted Flagler Street was a main arterial of the County and the intent of this resolution was to make it more pedestrian-friendly. Chairman Zapata called for members of the public wishing to be heard on the foregoing proposed resolution, and the following persons appeared: 1. Mr. Brian Alonso, 200 East Flagler Street, noted he was affiliated with laépoca, a department store. He noted the Flagler Street Revitalization Project emerged from the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA’s) Flagler Street Task Force, which he noted included retailers and owners of property along Flagler Street. Mr. Alonso noted he believed the project would complement the development occurring in the area. 2. Mr. Mark Spanioli, City of Miami Director of Capital Improvements, noted the City was in support of the proposed project. He noted the City allocated approximately $6 million that would partially fund the project. Mr. Spanioli said these funds had time restraints, so he hoped the funding gap would be filled as soon as possible. 3. Mr. Gary Ressler, 169 E. Flagler Street, The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building, indicated he was a property owner and developer of Centro Condominium and president of the Downtown Miami Partnership. He indicated that property owners were in great support of the project and were prepared to support it financially. 4. Mr. Eric Riel, Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), noted the plan before the Committee was started by property owners, who worked on it with business owners and stakeholders. He requested support of the resolution on behalf of the DDA. Commissioner Moss asked Deputy Mayor Alina Hudak to present the foregoing proposed resolution to the Community Image Advisory Board for consideration. He commended the project. Commissioner Barreiro spoke in support of the project. He noted he was impressed with some of the designs in the plan for Flagler Street, but the more that could be done to make improvements, the better. Hearing no further discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 1/29/2014 Referred Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee 2/11/2014

County Attorney 1/29/2014 Assigned Debra Herman

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE COUNTY’S RECOMMENDED PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF FUNDING FOR THE FLAGLER STREET REVITALIZATION PROJECT AND FURTHER DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO IDENTIFY FUNDING SOURCES FOR SUCH IMPROVEMENTS IN GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND FUNDS OR OTHER SOURCES

BODY

WHEREAS, in June of 2011 the Flagler Street Task Force was created by the Miami

Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami (DDA) to plan for and oversee Flagler

Street’s revitalization; and

WHEREAS, the Flagler Street Task Force’s Vision and Action Plan calls for a full

reconstruction of the Flagler Street right of way in order to activate the street and to encourage

redevelopment (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, the City of Miami responded to the Task Force’s direction with a

streetscape design planning effort led by the design firm of Curtis Rogers; and

WHEREAS, after a series of collaborative Task Force sessions and a week-long public

open house, consensus was reached on the Flagler Streetscape Design Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Miami Downtown Development Authority of the City of Miami views the reconstruction of Flagler Street as both a transportation project and critical economic development project that will create jobs and act as a catalyst for further redevelopment and revitalization of Downtown Miami, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County; and



WHEREAS, on December 13, 2013 the Miami Downtown Development Authority of
the City of Miami passed Resolution No. 33 2013 urging all stakeholders and affected parties to

provide their proportionate share of funding for the Project, including Miami-Dade County, the

City of Miami and Flagler Street property owners (Exhibit A).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board of County Commissioners that:
Section 1. This Board ratifies and adopts the matters set forth in the foregoing recitals.
Section 2. This Board directs the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to provide a cost estimate to the Board of the recommended proportionate share of funding for the Project, and further, to identify available general obligation bond funds or other sources of funding for such Project costs.
Section 3. This Board directs the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to submit a written report to this Board on or before sixty (60) days from the effective date of this resolution detailing the recommended proportionate share of funding for the Project and the proposed funding.



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