Re-envisioning the Town Center North Overlay
Throughout the last year, the City of Sunny Isles Beach has been working to solve a discrepancy in the Town Center District. Please read the complete history of the Town Center District discrepancy and the steps we have been taking to remedy the issue. Throughout the Town Center North Overlay public engagement process, we will be updating this webpage as new materials are produced.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Town Center North survey!
More than 50% of respondents said that the Town Center should have better architecture and better walkability. Stay tuned for the next steps of the Town Center North Public Engagement Project. Sign up for our email list below and be sure to follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Town Center North Overlay Scope
In December 2019, the City Commission created the Town Center North Overlay through a Comprehensive Plan amendment. The Town Center North Overlay boundary consists of the westbound lanes of Sunny Isles Boulevard north to 172 Street, spanning east to Collins Avenue and west to the Intracoastal Waterway. We are now creating development guidelines for this newly formed area and this is your opportunity to share your input.
The Town Center North re-envisioning process is currently underway. The first part of the process is key stakeholder interviews with elected officials, residents, property owners, and business owners. These will be conducted during January and February 2020. The next step is an Interactive Listening Session on March 10, where residents will be able to share input on what their vision is for the Town Center North Overlay. Upon completion, presentations will be available on this webpage and you will have the ability to submit additional comments or suggestions. Once all public engagement data has been collected, Calvin, Giordano & Associates will present their findings and recommendations for future development guidelines in the Town Center North Overlay to the City Commission during a public meeting.
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Silvia Vargas ~ Calvin, Giordano & Associates
Silvia Vargas is a professional planner with more than 26 years of experience throughout the U.S. and abroad. After starting as a public sector planner in the Florida Keys, Silvia’s subsequent private practice spans planning projects at every scale, in urban, suburban and rural contexts. She has directed some 24 region-wide, county and municipal comprehensive plans, many of which have received national or state awards for planning excellence from the American Planning Association and other professional organizations. Silvia has also led numerous community visioning and strategic planning processes, parks and open space plans, regulatory codes and design standards, university campus master plans, community revitalization processes, and placemaking initiatives. Silvia is a skilled Project Manager and an imaginative facilitator who specializes in designing creative public engagement processes. Her background and experience give her great competence and sensitivity toward the challenges of collaborating with diverse stakeholders in the planning process.