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Re-envisioning the Town Center North Overlay

Town Center North Overlay Public Engagement Project

If you missed the Virtual Town Hall on October 14, 2020, you can view the meeting online and still participate by:

  • Taking the online survey at pollev.com/tcno
  • Leaving a virtual Post-It Note on the TCNO Idea board at https://bit.ly/2SUr5Xu
  • Submitting a comment using the comment form at the bottom of this page

The online survey and virtual Post-It note board will stay open through midnight on October 25, 2020. We look forward to receiving your input!

View the Strategy Options Score Card

Residents who have additional questions or would like to learn more are encouraged to speak with our Planning and Zoning Department by emailing infopz@sibfl.net or by calling 305.792.1740.

Re-Envisioning the Town Center North Overlay

Throughout 2020, the City has been conducting public outreach to let the community share its vision for the Town Center North District. We have hosted several outreach events, including 18 input-seeking meetings to provide opportunities for the community to participate and share their thoughts on the future of the Town Center North Overlay (TCNO).

Following the meetings and events with the public, the City’s consultant presented four strategies that would provide the pathway for restructuring the policies and regulatory framework of the Town Center North Overlay. What does this mean? There are 4 different strategies to choose from that were created in response to the public input that was gained over the last six months. During the October 14, 2020 town hall meeting, we invited the community to vote on the strategy option that they think will be the best pathway for our city and community.

The Strategy Options:

LET IT BE

keeping the district as originally intended

  • Town Center North Overlay remains in the Comprehensive Plan as it currently is.
  • Since there are no density and intensity numbers defined in the Comprehensive Plan and Florida law requires it, this plan involves adding density and intensity measures as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.
  • And to remain consistent, the Zoning Code will be amended to add in the Town Center North District.

TOSS IT AWAY

eliminating the district

  • Eliminates the TCNO in the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map, leaving the existing underlying land use districts to guide future redevelopment.
  • Requires amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map, and Zoning Map and Code.

A NARROWER FOCUS

re-defining the district

  • The current TCNO is comprised of residential and commercial areas. This plan subdivides the TCNO to reflect the distinct character sub-areas of the overall district.
  • Resizes the footprint so the overlay applies only to the commercial or residential area.
  • Adjusts guidelines to promote a higher caliber of future redevelopment for this area.
  • Requires amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map, Zoning Map and Code.

A NEW VISION

creating a new district from scratch

  • Would implement new land use designation in the Comprehensive Plan, with its own density and intensity measures, while eliminating the existing TCNO.
  • Involves a depth of analyses to document the new district and re-designation of land.
  • Requires amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Future Land Use Map, and Zoning Map and Code.

Your input is imperative and will be considered in the preparation of the final report that will be presented to the City Commission for a final vote on the next steps toward re-envisioning the Town Center North Overlay. Be sure to attend the Virtual Town Hall to vote for the strategy you think is best for Sunny Isles Beach.

 

Additional Resources

The below resources are available to take you through a portion of the public engagement process of this project.

Share your comments

If you wish to provide your feedback, please share your comments with us using the contact form below.

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History of 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.

Town Center District map showing north and south overlays

Map of the Town Center North boundaries

 

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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.