Urban Design

Virginia Key Master Plan

Virginia Key is a 1000-acre barrier island that is situated midway between the eastern shore of the City of Miami and the Village of Key Biscayne accessible via the Rickenbacker Causeway in Biscayne Bay.


On July 22, 2010, the City of Miami completed a comprehensive master planning process for Virginia Key that will serve as a guiding tool to develop meaningful waterfront and public open space areas on the island. Furthermore, the Virginia Key Master Plan will provide policies for the use, development, and management of land; the protection and enhancement of the island’s natural resources while providing the necessary infrastructure and traffic flow to serve future improvements.


The following links will allow you to view and download the chronology, master plan presentations, and work products generated by the master planning process:


Virginia Key


Master Plan Progress

Request for Qualifications: Flex Park at Virginia Key - October 2016

The Master Plan completed by the City in 2010 includes a flexible open space on the eastern side of Marine Stadium. Contained within the Master Plan report is a strategy to turn this flexible open space into a distinctive and memorable place with regional importance. A place suitable for individual recreation, or massive congregation. A “sense of place” worthy of Miami.


The City will seek a qualified world-class waterfront urban design/landscape architecture firm to provide a design for the Flex Park at Virginia Key through a request for qualifications (RFQ). The RFQ process is a continuation of the implementation of the Master Plan. The City will continue to work with the community and Virginia Key stakeholders as a part of the Master Plan implementation process. The RFQ will include the following scope of work to complete the Flex Park at Virginia Key in conjunction with the directives and intentions of the Master Plan and of the public and Virginia Key stakeholders:


Overview of the RFQ as presented to the Virginia Key Advisory Board
Complete DRAFT RFQ Document:  Information Coming Soon
Virginia Key Advisory Board


North Point - CIP Project 
Project information coming soon.


Marina RFP
Project information coming soon.


Miami Marine Stadium RFP/RFQ
Project information coming soon.



Meeting Agendas (PDF)


Please direct any questions or comments regarding the Virginia Key Master Plan to the City of Miami Planning and Zoning Department via planning@miamigov.com.

Unable to email? Send us a letter or fax to:

City of Miami, Planning and Zoning Department
RE: Virginia Key Master Plan
P.O. Box 330708
Miami, FL 33233
Fax: (305) 416-2156
Last updated on October 20, 2016