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Naranja Lakes Community Redevelopment Area

An urban initiative to stimulate and guide the redevelopment of the Naranja Lakes area creating better neighborhoods to live, work and play.

Naranja Lakes is poised for new growth that may well be precedent-setting model for future neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. The first step in this process is the new community of Mandarin Lakes under development on 212-acres of vacant property that is part of the Naranja Lakes Community Redevelopment Area.

A forward-looking, citizens-directed agency is tackling one of the most important economic development initiatives in South Miami-Dade, the rebirth and renewal of an area still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Mandarin Lakes - A traditional neighborhood development with 1,567 residential units, retail shops, commercial buildings, public squares and greens, a Village Center with an outdoor public amphitheater and a childcare facility.

Expanded 2018 Boundaries

Naranja Lakes Community Redevelopment Area

Original Boundaries

Naranja Lakes Community Redevelopment AreaThe Naranja Lakes Community Redevelopment Area boundary is generally defined as the area bounded on the:

The Naranja Lakes community board oversees an area bounded on the

North by SW 268th Street and 1st Road,
South by SW 288th Street,
East by SW 137th Avenue and Florida's Turnpike and 
West by Old Dixie Highway.


The Naranja Lakes CRA meets monthly at the:

Office Jose Somohano Community Center
27555 SW 140 Ave., Miami

Meetings begin at 6 p.m.

A person seeking to appeal any decisions made at a meeting, with respect to matters considered at the meeting, will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.


About the Board

Naranja Lakes CRAThe nine-member board is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve you. Suggestions and ideas on how to further improve the Naranja Lakes community redevelopment area or to learn how you can become better involved in rebuilding your community, call 305-375-5143



Annual Reports

Community Policing Reports




Request for Proposals

The Naranja Lakes CRA is soliciting proposals from qualified companies for economic development coordinator services.

Responses are due at 5 p.m. on June 15, 2018.

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Approved Redevelopment Areas

Naranja Lakes CRA Board

  • Stuart Archer, Vice-Chair
  • Kenneth Forbes, Chair
  • Jeanne Foster Jacobs, Ph.D.
  • Rene Infante
  • Philip Marraccini
  • Mark Wilson



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