This webpage contains information regarding the Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) 2016 process. It will be updated as information becomes available during the process.
On May 14, 2018, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued a notice of intent to find the amendments to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP) in compliance with Section 163.3184(4), Florida Statutes. “The Planning Department owes a debt of gratitude to our colleagues in the Office of Transportation Management. They took the lead in overhauling the entire Transportation Element and all of us are very pleased that the City of Miami now has a comprehensive plan that has powerful goals, objectives, policies and strategies to promote walkability, multiple modes of transportation, and an overall pro-planning approach to the City’s transportation network,” said Sue Trone, Chief of Comprehensive Planning.
The revisions to the Transportation Element were done as part of the Evaluation, Appraisal and Review (EAR) process required by Florida Statute. A second round of EAR-based amendments are anticipated at the end of 2018, taking into account changes to state policies, community feedback, and comments from state agencies received in early 2017.
Revisions to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan are
currently underway through the Evaluation and Appraisal Review
Objections, Recommendations, and Comments Report was received by
the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in January, 2017. The
City of Miami has received a
time extension from the DEO for completion of its final
submission of the EAR-based amendments to the Miami Comprehensive
Neighborhood Plan until November 28, 2017.
The following meetings were held to seek public input on the updates to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan.
WHAT IS THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REVIEW (EAR)?
The Florida Growth Management Act requires Comprehensive Neighborhood Plans throughout the state to be assessed periodically to determine how the plans are working and what areas need updating. The Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) process is not a revision of the zoning ordinance. Revision of the zoning ordinance was recently completed by the adoption of the Miami 21 Code in October of 2009. This assessment process is known as the EAR and must be completed every 7 years to assess the City’s progress on areas including, but not limited to, Public Works, Capital Improvements, Transportation and Housing. The EAR process allows us to collect valuable information to revise the City’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan to better address the City’s needs.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC MEETINGS?Public input is an important component of the evaluation process and is where City planners learn about major issues facing your neighborhoods. Your participation in this process will lead to a thorough evaluation and serve as a base towards updating the Comprehensive Plan to meet the needs of our residents.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?The EAR is your opportunity to share your knowledge and concerns about the City’s needs. This is also an opportunity to learn more about the issues that shape the City’s future and to better understand the planning process.
WHEN WILL THE MEETINGS HAPPEN IN MY AREA?
Meetings are being held throughout the City to facilitate your participation. All City residents, property and business owners are encouraged to participate. Although meetings are scheduled by District, participants are encouraged to attend any and all meetings that are most conveniently located to the participant. Everyone is welcome at all meetings.
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The Community Planning Division is leading the EAR-based amendment efforts. If you have questions about the City of Miami’s EAR-based amendments, please call (305) 416-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.