Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan
Goals, Objectives, and Policies
(Adopted February 2017)
Appendices as of February 2017
By State Statute, each City and County in Florida must adopt a comprehensive plan and also adopt land development regulations to implement the comprehensive plan. The Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP) was adopted as Ordinance 10544 on February 9, 1989 and contains amendments by the City Commission through October 22, 2009. The purpose of the MCNP is to indicate how the City will meet the needs of existing and future residents, visitors, and businesses, while preserving the character and quality of its communities. MCNP creates a policy framework that has the effect of law, to guide all public and private development decisions in the City. MCNP consists of materials (written and graphic) that describe the principles, guidelines, and standards for the orderly and balanced future development of the City (economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development). The Chapters or "elements" of the MCNP encompass Goals, Objectives, and Policies for future land use, housing, parks, transportation, capital improvements, intergovernmental coordination, etc. Implementation of the MCNP occurs through City land development regulations such as the zoning code, detailed housing plans, historic preservation code, environmental preservation code, and specific district or sector plans.
In March of 2016, the Office of Planning began outreach and research to
update the MCNP, as part of the Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) process,
mandated by the State of Florida.
This update will ensure that the MCNP complies with Florida Statutes. Furthermore, outreach will give the community an opportunity to share with staff the current nature of issues and concerns in the City of Miami.
The schedule of outreach meetings and further details may be found on the Evaluation and Appraisal Review page.
Update January 2013
On January 10, 2013, the City of Miami Commission adopted amendments to the MCNP to revise the Parks, Recreation and Open Space, Capital Improvements, and the Interpretation of the 2020 Future Land Use Map Elements, in order to update the Level of Service (LOS) Standard for Parks, Recreation and Open Space for concurrency purposes. The City of Miami's LOS for Parks, Recreation and Open Space is to provide a municipally-owned park within a ten minute barrier-free walk to park entrances by 72% of the city's population as measured by pedestrian network analysis. The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) issued a sufficiency statement on January 29, 2013 in response to the adoption of these amendments.
Update September 2010
On July 22, 2010 City of Miami Commission voted to approve a Stipulated Settlement Agreement and Port of Miami River Sub-element remedial actions. The agreement and sub-element includes all conditions that were agreed upon during meetings that where held between the City, DCA, and the Intervenor. These new policies have been updated to the MCNP Port of Miami River Sub-element dated July 2010 and concludes the 2008 EAR-Based Amendment process.
Update July 2010
On April 22, 2010 the City of Miami Commission adopted a 20-Year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan and amendments to the MCNP to revise the Natural Ground Water, Potable Water, Natural Resource Conservation, Capital Improvements and Intergovernmental Coordination Elements that support this Work Plan. The Work Plan shall remain consistent with projects as listed in the South Florida Water Management District’s Lower East Coast Regional Water Supply Plan. The Work Plan will be updated, at a minimum, every 5-years and within 18 months after the South Florida Water Management District’s approval of an updated Lower East Coast Regional Water Supply Plan. The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) issued a sufficiency statement on July 8, 2010 in response to the adoption of these amendments.
Update April 2010
The City of Miami Commission on February 25th, 2010 adopted amendments to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP) language and 2020 Future Land Use Map that will establish a Health District Regional Activity Center. The Health District “RAC” will attract: 1) Hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, laboratories, medical, research and clinical: 2) biotechnical laboratories and research facilities; and 3) all other accessory uses in support of and for the expansion of medical services, educational facilities, offices commercial uses, and residential development, in areas of concentrated intensity located in close proximity to major public transportation facilitates and transportation corridors. The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) issued a sufficiency statement on April 8th, 2010 in response to the adoption of these amendments.
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Update January 2010
The City of Miami Commission on October 22nd, 2009 adopted amendments to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP) language and 2020 Future Land Use Map that will contribute to better transition scaled communities and encourage stronger mixed-use activity. The Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) issued a sufficiency statement on December 2, 2009 in response to the adoption of these amendments. Amendments to the MCNP language and the 2020 Future Land Use Map are in effect since December 9, 2009.
The 2020 Future Land Use Map is a planning instrument designed to guide the future development and distribution of the land uses within the City in a manner that is consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP). 2020 Future Land Use Maps.
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