During the July 29, 2020 City Commission meeting, the City Commission called for a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in conjunction with the General Election, to submit to the electorate of the City of Miami Beach the following six ballot questions:
Approval of use of $55,000,000 from sale of City property for Marina Park Project
If voters approve City’s sale to Marina Park Residential, LLC of 0.3 acres of property and air rights over 300-390 Alton Road for the residential component of the Marina Park Project, shall the City Commission use the $55,000,000 in sale proceeds, solely for the following public purposes:
- resiliency and sustainability initiatives,
- affordable/workforce/teacher housing,
- programs to benefit the elderly, or
- increasing City’s budgetary reserves, impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
City Charter approval of sale of City property and air rights for Marina Park Project
Should City sell 0.3 acres of property, and air rights over, 300-390 Alton Road, to Marina Park Residential, LLC, to develop the 275,000 square foot residential component of Marina Park Project, requiring, per Resolution 2020-31344:
- $55,000,000 payment to City,
- $22,500,000 in new marina facility improvements and additional public benefits, including 1.0 acre public park and resiliency enhancements, and
- Project restrictions of 385 feet in height and maximum of 60 residential units?
City Charter approval of lease of City property for operation of Miami Beach Marina
Should City lease 3.51-acre property at 300-390 Alton Road, and 38-acre submerged lands in Biscayne Bay south of 5th Street, to MB Marina Park, LLC, for 99 years, requiring, per Resolution 2020-31345:
- $40,000,000 in new improvements for marina operations,
- delivery of 1.0 acre public park to City, and
- rent to City, greater of: guaranteed rent ($16,400,000 in first ten years, adjusted thereafter) or percentage of marina’s revenues annually?
Ordinance authorizing reconstruction of original floor plates within interior of historic buildings
Floor area ratio (“FAR”) is used by City to regulate the overall size of a building.
Currently, new floor area cannot be added to the interior of historic buildings that have no available floor area, unless City's voters approve an FAR increase, under Charter Section 1.03(c).
Shall City adopt Ordinance authorizing reconstruction of original interior floor plates as part of restoration of historic buildings, if such floor plates were removed prior to June 4, 1997?
Floor Area Ratio Increase from 1.5 to 3.25 for Proposed Wolfsonian Arts District
Floor area ratio (“FAR”) is used by City to regulate the overall size of a building. Any increase to a property’s zoned FAR requires voter approval under Charter Section 1.03(c).
Shall City adopt ordinance increasing FAR from 1.5 to a maximum of 3.25, and limiting maximum height to 75 feet, for properties within proposed Wolfsonian Arts District, generally located at northeast corner of Washington Avenue and 10th Street, and located within CD-2 zoning district?
Ordinance excluding certain areas of a building from calculation of “floor area”
“Floor area” is used by City to regulate the overall size of a building. Any increase to a property’s maximum floor area requires voter approval under City Charter Section 1.03(c).
Shall City adopt an ordinance excluding the following areas from the calculation of a building’s floor area:
- Secured bicycle parking spaces,
- Stairwells / elevators located above main roof decks,
- Electrical transformer vault rooms, and
- Fire control rooms / related life-safety equipment?
The Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board for the County's November 3, 2020 General Election is charged with the statutory responsibilities relating to the conduct of the subject election and is further charged to act consistent with said responsibilities as the Canvassing Board for the City of Miami Beach's November 3, 2020 Special Election.
The attached Resolution has thus been prepared for the purpose of formally authorizing the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board to serve as the Canvassing Board for the City of Miami Beach’s November 3, 2020 Special Election.