City of Miami Beach, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, www.miamibeachfl.gov
|TO: Land Use and Development Committee|
|FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|
|DATE: April 4, 2018|
|TITLE:||DISCUSSION ON THE CREATION OF A PINK ZONE |
On October 18, 2017, at the request of Commissioner Ricky Arriola, the City Commission referred the subject item to the Land Use and Development Committee for discussion (item C4L). On October 30, 2017 the item was continued to a date certain of December 11, 2017.
On December 11, 2017 the Land Use and Development Committee discussed the item and continued it to the February 2018, LUDC. On February 21, 2018 the item was continued to a date certain of March 14, 2018.
At the December 11, 2017 LUDC, Mr. Brian Falk made a presentation regarding the Project for Lean Urbanism. Lean Urbanism and Pink Zones are ways to encourage small scale economic development. The Land Use Committee continued the item and requested that Mr. Falk provide a more detailed update and proposal tailored to incentivize small business.
The Administration met with Mr. Falk and is supportive of the Pink Zone concept in Miami Beach. In this regard, a defined area and/or type of use should be identified and further explored to see if a lean urbanism approach is suitable.
The Administration recommends that the Land Use and Development Committee discuss the item and provide additional policy direction. If there is consensus on further studying the Pink Zone concept for application in the City, it is further recommended that the item be continued to a future LUDC meeting.