Design Guidelines

MLK Boulevard Streetscape Beautification Master Plan and Façade Standards
(PDF - 9.3MB)

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard Streetscape Beautification Master Plan and Façade Standards serve to advance the overall vision established by the local community to redevelop the area both physically and economically. This document focuses on three (3) primary components which constitute an important part of the overall community revitalization efforts: beautification master plan, standards for façade improvements, and historic designation reports.


Amended Southeast / Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Plan (2009)
(PDF 12.6MB)

The Southeast Overtown/ Park West Community Redevelopment Plan guides the future development as defined within the boundaries of the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Area promoting the elimination of slum and blight conditions through rehabilitation, conservations and redevelopment of the neighborhoods. This document describes goals and principles to create a high quality urban standard of living.


Grand Avenue Vision Plan
(PDF - 9.6MB)

The Grand Avenue Vision Plan was created to guide the redevelopment along this important neighborhood “main street” corridor thru the Village West Coconut Grove community. This plan is a consensus document supporting the neighborhood’s inherent virtues, cultural character, historical precedent and need for redevelopment.


Coral Way Beautification Master Plan
(PDF - 40.5MB)

The vision of the Coral Way Beautification Master Plan and Design Standards is to provide a mix of living, working, shopping, and entertainment in a historic and tropical atmosphere, embracing an urban lifestyle and complimenting the existing tree canopy.


Lemon City / Little Haiti - French Creole Design Standards
(PDF - 0.15MB)

The Lemon City/Little Haiti French Creole Design Standards are intended to respect the architecture associated with Haiti characterized as “French-Creole”, a unique mixture of cultural traditions that reflect French and Spanish building traditions. Haiti, occupied by both the Spanish and the French, is also fiercely independent and with its own vernacular traditions synthesized a unique architectural type.


Overtown Folklife Village / District Master Plan
(PDF - 10.3MB)

The Overtown Folklife Village Master Plan includes a set of design guidelines intended to guide the conservation and redevelopment of the African American culture within the traditional village center boundaries in the Overtown neighborhood. These design guidelines serve to compliment the overall vision in the Overtown Folk Life District.


OMNI CRA Streetscapes: Performing Arts & Media Entertainment District
(PDF - 0.33MB)

The Arts and Entertainment District CRA Streetscapes were developed to create a unified vision centered around the Performing Arts Center. These visual exercises unify the Performing Arts superblock with other projects including the Burle Marx Biscayne Boulevard improvements and private redevelopment of surrounding parcels.


Midtown Miami West Master Sign Package
(PDF - 12.3MB)

Midtown Miami West Master Sign Package was envisioned to integrate the design qualities and functional wayfinding requirements of a regional activity center designed to support big box retail, other mixed-use activities, and parking. The intent of the District’s Master sign package is to promote safe and efficient pedestrian and vehicular traffic flows and create an identity to the area


Midtown Miami Design Guidelines for Urban Design
(PDF 0.5MB)

Midtown Miami Design Guidelines for Urban Design are meant to establish the appropriate standards for buildings and streetscapes creating a new mid-town neighborhood hub of Miami. The standards are divided into 2 separate sub-districts, Midtown East (27.1) and Midtown West (27.2), which divides the Buena Vista yards into two activity zones.


Off-street Parking Design Standards and Guidelines
(PDF 0.25MB)

The Off-street Parking Design Standards and Guidelines were created to enhance the Miami-Dade County landscape Code and further landscape areas of surface parking within the City of Miami. These standards are intended to mitigate and buffer some of the negative results from surface parking.


Miami River Greenway Regulatory Design Standards and Guidelines
(PDF 11MB)

The Miami River Greenway Regulatory Design Standards and Guidelines were created to establish a unified set of design standards for the future development along the Miami River. This document describes how public and private development along the river should create a public corridor within a mix of current and future uses and activities.


The Village Island West Architecture and Urban Design Guidelines
(PDF 2MB)

The Village Island West Architecture and Urban Design Guidelines were created to implement the Village West Island and Charles Avenue Neighborhood Conservation District’s intent for a Caribbean Cultural District based on the early settlers to Coconut Grove. This neighborhood is a reminder of the seminal contributions made by black Bahamians who immigrated to the South Florida area from Key West and the Bahamas.