The Real Deal: Miami Beach approves North Beach master plan

The Miami Beach City Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a master plan for the city’s North Beach neighborhood, which stretches from 63rd Street to 87th Street.

The plan, which was developed over the past year by town planners Dover Kohl, offers a set of specific proposals to revitalize the area which has lagged behind South Beach and Mid-Beach areas of the city in terms of development.

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Miami Herald: New vision for North Beach will be revealed Wednesday

After months of meetings, planning and deliberations, Coral Gables-based town planners Dover Kohl & Partners delivered a detailed 189-page blueprint for an area that stretches from 63rd Street to 87th Terrace and from the Atlantic Ocean to Biscayne Bay. The plan seeks to preserve and enhance North Beach’s neighborhood scale and a trove of Mid-Century and late-era Art Deco buildings — and thus to salvage at least some of the area’s housing affordability — while channeling new development into taller, mixed-use buildings along 71st Street, its lackluster commercial Main Street, with the aim of making it far more pedestrian friendly and economically successful.

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The Real Deal: North Beach master plan draft aims to expand historic districts and create town center

Miami Beach residents got their first look at a master plan that could help to remake their neighborhood late Tuesday.

The draft plan presented by urban planners Dover, Kohl & Partners has been in the works for several months. It unveils what the planners call several big ideas for remaking North Beach, which stretches from 63rd Street to 87th Street and between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay.

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Public Participation at North Beach Charrette

The North Beach Master Plan charrette is well underway with a robust and engaging round of initial public input. Approximately 220 people came out on Thursday evening for the hands-on design session at the UNIDAD Senior Center, and many people have dropped-in to see the work-in-progress at the open design studio.

Day 5 of the charrette will see meetings on Resilience, Street design and transportation as we work toward tonight's open house at the studio, the Byron Carlisle theater at 5pm. Following the open house there will be a presentation on resilience by Robert doaust of Arcadis engineering. So far over 600 people have been involved in person in the process and over 4000 virtually via the website and online polling.

Miami Herald: City wants North Beach residents to help plan future of neighborhood

The culturally and economically eclectic neighborhood in the northern section of Miami Beach is about to start a planning process to produce a road map for the area’s future.

North Beach residents are being asked to voice their opinions on the state of their piece of the city, including what works well and what needs help. The input process, called a charrette, will kick off at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the UNIDAD Senior Center, 7231 Collins Ave.

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North Beach Bus Tour

On Friday, January 29, 2016, at 10AM - Members of the City Commission, Mayor's North Beach Master Plan Steering Committee, City staff and the North Beach Master Plan consultants, Dover, Kohl and Partners, toured the North Beach area to discuss key issues in revitalizing North Beach. The North Beach Bus Tour was live-streamed to the web, recorded, and available here.

Miami New Times: North Beach Plots Future

Dover Kohl launched the next phase of North Beach’s development: a “master planning” process that will chart a cohesive vision for the community. Around 100 people — including city officials, community activists, preservationists and developers — gathered at the North Shore Youth Center to air concerns and provide input.

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