This item was referred to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee at the April 11, 2018 City Commission meeting.
At the April 20, 2018 Finance and Citywide Projects Committee, the Committee discussed the issue of ground floor storefront vacancies throughout many of the major commercial corridors in Miami Beach. There was discussion on ways to create registries to track vacant properties along with possible incentives to help landlords lease out their properties.
The Committee asked that City Staff research potential ways to address ground floor storefront vacancies and to create a catalogue of number of vacancies among major corridors.
The following counts were concluded:
41st Street: 8 vacancies
Lincoln Road (100 block - 1100 block): 23 vacancies
Washington Avenue (5th-15th Street): 55 vacancies
Ocean Drive: 10 vacancies
North End (63rd to 70th Street): 21 vacancies
Attached is a full list of the addresses and corresponding photos for each of the five districts that were assessed.