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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