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Town Center North Overlay Public Engagement Project

Re-envisioning 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.

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.

Town Center District map showing north and south overlays


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.

Interactive Listening Session

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunny Isles Beach Government Center
First Floor Meeting Room

We want to hear how you, our residents, envision the future of the Town Center North Overlay. The Interactive Listening Session is your opportunity to share input on how you think the Town Center North Overlay should be developed. Participate in an interactive listening session involving short informal presentations and discussions about how you envision the new Town Center North Overlay. Stop by between 6:00 and 8:00 pm to let your voice be heard.

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP below to let us know if you’re attending! Please note: This is a public session and RSVPs are not required; they just help us get a headcount for planning purposes.


For more information about the Interactive Listening Session, email infopz@sibfl.net, or call 305.792.1740.

*In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in any meeting because of that disability should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 305.792.1703 no later than 48 hours prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, please call the TTY line at 305.792.1589.

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Project Facilitator

Silvia Vargas ~ Calvin, Giordano & Associates

Silvia Vargas
Silvia Vargas
Principal Planner
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.