On May 14, 2018, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued a notice of intent to find the amendments to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP) in compliance with Section 163.3184(4), Florida Statutes. “The Planning Department owes a debt of gratitude to our colleagues in the Office of Transportation Management. They took the lead in overhauling the entire Transportation Element and all of us are very pleased that the City of Miami now has a comprehensive plan that has powerful goals, objectives, policies and strategies to promote walkability, multiple modes of transportation, and an overall pro-planning approach to the City’s transportation network,” said Sue Trone, Chief of Comprehensive Planning.
The revisions to the Transportation Element were done as part of the Evaluation, Appraisal and Review (EAR) process required by Florida Statute. A second round of EAR-based amendments are anticipated at the end of 2018, taking into account changes to state policies, community feedback, and comments from state agencies received in early 2017.
The City Commission adopted a new Transportation Element to the
MCNP on December 14, 2017. This adoption was action taken through
the Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) process. The amendments to
the Transportation Element were backed by data and analysis
available for review
here. The Mayor has signed off on the legislation and the
Planning Department is preparing to submit the legislation and
updated comprehensive plan to the Department of Economic Opportunity
(DEO) for final review.
We expect the DEO to sign off on the new goals, objectives, and policies (GOPs) adopted on December 14 before the end of the month. For parties who are submitting applications to amend the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) in the January 2018 rezone cycle, we encourage you to consider the GOPs in the new update, available here in the strikethrough and underline format.
On September 18, 2017, the Planning Department notified the State Land Planning Agency that it became necessary to extend the deadline for the adoption of the Transportation Element due to Hurricane Irma. The State Land Planning Agency acknowelegde this by letter on September 19.
On August 25, 2017, the Planning Department notified the State Land Planning Agency that it became necessary to seperate the adoption of the EAR-based amendments. The State Land Planning Agency acknowelegde this by letter on August 28.
As of June 5, 2017, this was the new deadline for the submission for the EAR-based amendments.
The City of Miami notified the State Land Planning Agency of its need to extend the 180-day deadline by an additional 140 days to November 28, 2017. This was acknowledged by the State Land Planning Agency and this date became the new deadline to adopt the EAR-based amendments.
The State Land Planning Agency sent its Objections, Recommendations, and Comments Report to the City. This gave the City 180 days (July 11, 2017) to respond to the report, incorporate the responses into the MCNP with revisions, and adopt those revisions for second reading. Upon adopting the revised EAR-based amendments at second reading, the City must transmit these changes to the State Land Planning Agency.
The City of Miami transmitted EAR-based amendments to the State Land Planning Agency by the deadline of November 1, 2016.
The following meetings were held to seek public input on the updates to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan.
According to Rule Chapter 73C-49 of the Florida Administrative Code, at least every seven years, on or before November 1, 2015, the City of Miami must notify the State Land Planning Agency by letter if it needs to amend the MCNP. This letter was sent accordingly.
If you have questions about the dates for EAR-based amendments, please contact the Planning Department at (305) 416-1445 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.