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Development Implementation Program Highlights

  • District Partners will lead physical redevelopment and landholdings will be developed as a mixed-income housing community, offering a variety of attainable housing choices that are environmentally responsible, including loft housing for artists, along with attractive ground floor shops and businesses.
  • This “Main Street” neighborhood with a unique live/work community close to the downtown core, with ethnic restaurants, boutique hotels, neighborhood retail, annual street festivals and events becomes the magnet for attracting tourism.
  • Public Art is enjoyed by pedestrian friendly walking places and Transit Oriented Development, and secured by the support of a 24-hour neighborhood.
  • Support the “Arts in Public Spaces” creation of an artisan village to bring about a greater awareness of the neighborhood’s past and present cultural creativity, and to develop youth programs/internships consistent with the concept of an arts educational institute.
  • Education also plays a role with an emphasis on the cultural arts, in partnership with local colleges and universities the community will enjoy access to higher education in business, architecture, hotel management, historic preservation, and marketing.
  • Finally, it is anticipated that this effort will create a momentum that expands well beyond the District boundaries and encourage revitalization throughout the entire Overtown community.

Initially, with the benefit of foundation and corporate support, DPI intends to continue to lead the redevelopment effort with the hire of personnel, consultants, and other professionals; all brought together to facilitate a program that supports comprehensive complimentary, and non-competitive implementation of District revitalization.

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Neighborhood business leaders and stakeholders are now partnered as community developers to transform one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods; reviving the history and spirit of one of Miami’s first Entertainment Districts.