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DEO letter to Village with ORC report on December version of Comprehensive Plan plus agency comment letters

March 20, 2023

The letter and accompanying comment letters from agencies on December Amendment package including FDOT remarks regarding the deficiency in transportation analysis pursuant to Chater 163.3177. This letter does not apply to the February amendment package which remains under review as of the date of this letter.

Comprehensive Plan 101 - What's at stake?

March 13, 2023

This presentation was prepared to help Miami Shores residents understand the Comprehensive Plan, the process and what's at stake with the Miami Shores Comprehensive Plan Amendment.  

DEO Letter of Acknowledgment of Receipt of Transmittal Package

March 3, 2023

This letter from the State Department of Economic Opportunity acknowledges receipt of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Package (passed on February 21st) and estimates a return date of April 29th, 2023. 

Village Attorneys Report Regarding Final Recommendations of the 2022-2023 Charter Review Committee

January 26, 2023

This Report outlines the recommendations of the 2022-2023 Charter Review Committee (CRC) as well as the Village Council's preliminary discussion at the January 17th, 2023 Council meeting.

DEO Letter Acknowledging Receipt of MSV Comp Plan Amendment (FLUE & FLUM)

January 22, 2022

On January 20th, the Village "re-transmitted" the plan amendment to the State land planning agency, the Department of Economic Opportunity ("DEO"), for their review. The DEO will review and provide Objections, Recommendations and Comments ("ORC Report") to the Village. The DEO estimated they will provide the ORC Report on or about March 20th, 2023. Assuming the Council moves forward expeditiously to the 2nd and final vote on the amendment, we can anticipate this to be scheduled for the April 4th Village Council Meeting, a mere 7 days before our elections. Read the DEO's acknowledgement letter here.

Complaint Filed Against FL Ethics Committee

December 22, 2022

This complaint was filed on December 22, 2022 against the Florida Ethics Committee regarding the Amendment to the FL Constitution to go into effect on January 1st. The Amendment in question makes it illegal for public officials in Florida to hold paid lobbying positions while holding public office and for six years after. 


Crystal Wagar, one of the plaintiffs, registered as a paid lobbyist with the state of Florida on Dec 9th, 2022. Under the Amendment in question, Wagar may be required to step down from her position on the Miami Shores Village Council on or before December 31st, 2022 or face penalties under the law.

Agenda for December 14th, 2022 Special Meeting - First Reading (vote) of Proposed Comp Plan Amendment

December 14, 2022

The agenda for the MSV Council Special Meeting for the first reading (vote) of the proposed comp plan amendment. It includes links to attachments which are also uploaded and available on this site.

Staff Memo

December 14, 2022

RE: Proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan amendments to the Future Land Use Element and the Future Land Use Map


Release Dec 9th, 2022

Exhibit A - Population Data

December 14, 2022

Exhibit A attached to the Agenda for the December 14th Special Meeting for the "first reading" of the comp plan amendment.


Released Dec 9, 2022

Exhibit B - Memo from CGA

December 14, 2022

Subject: Preliminary Village-wide (Mixed-Use Land Use Designations) Concurrency Analysis – Mixed Use – Miami Shores Downtown District (MUMSD)


Exhibit B - attached to the Agenda for the December 14th Special Meeting for the "first reading" of the comp plan amendment.

Exhibit C - Summary of Results - Comprehensive Plan Issues Evening Participatory Workshop

December 14, 2022

Report submitted to MSV by facilitator Jim Karas on the Comprehensive Plan Workshop held on November 30th. 


It is recommended the full video of the workshop (found here) be viewed & compared with report findings.


Exhibit C - attached to the Agenda for the December 14th Special Meeting for the "first reading" of the comp plan amendment.


Released Dec 9, 2022

Exhibit D - Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment for First Reading (Vote)

December 14, 2022

Comments from Councilmember Burch beginning on page 52.


Exhibit D - attached to the Agenda for the December 14th Special Meeting for the "first reading" of the comp plan amendment.

Letter from Biscayne Park Mayor & Commission regarding the MSV Comp Plan

December 12, 2022

This letter was sent to council prior to the 1st reading of the comp plan amendment. The letter expresses the Biscayne Park Commission's concern over density increases in Miami Shores.

Letter from Charles Gauthier, FAICP, to Village of Miami Shores regarding Proposed Comprehensive Plan 

December 9, 2022

Charlie Gauthier, FAICP, expert in growth management, comprehensive planning and land use planning with over 45 years experience in Florida, submits opinion letter to Village recommending that the proposed comprehensive plan amendments go back to the drawing board to resolve issues including conflict with community character and lack of basis on relevant and appropriate data and analysis.


Mr. Gauthier’s extensive and impressive resume includes 17 years of leadership at the Department of Community Affairs (now known as the Department of Economic Opportunity). As a Growth Management Administrator, 724 local government amendment packages crossed his desk for formal state review; as Bureau Chief, there were 1,870 packages; as Division Director, another 2,500 packages.  All told, Mr. Gauthier played a leadership role in assuring that over 5,100 comprehensive plan amendment packages met the standards of Chapter 163, Florida Statutes.


Charles Gauthier FAICP Resume

Letter to MSV Council From Sarah McSherry

December 5, 2022

Outlines the council's state-mandated obligation to use data and analyses to support changes to the comprehensive plan, along with the lawsuit Gainesville now faces for making unsubstantiated changes to density.

Community Workshop Presentation

November 30, 2022

The slideshow that accompanied the public comprehensive plan workshop, held on November 30th, 2022 at Miami Shores Country Club.

Letter to Residents from Barry University

November 30, 2022

This is a public letter to the residents of Miami Shores from Barry University president Mike Allen regarding the proposed Lennar development.

Revised Draft of Comp Plan Amendment

October 7, 2022

This is the current proposed revision to the comprehensive plan, released Oct 7. A vote is scheduled for December 14th.

Public Workshop Presentation

September 25, 2022

This presentation provides an update on the status of the comp plan changes, answers to some community questions, etc.

Miami Shores Strategic Management Plan

September 22, 2022

MSV's 2022 Strategic Management Plan outlines the village's priorities, initiatives, key performance indicators, and more.

Staff Memo

September 13, 2022

RE: Amendment to agreement with Calvin, Giordano and Associates, INC (CGA) for the 2025 Comprehensive Plan Project and the Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) and Comprehensive Plan amendments.

Proposal of Change Order from CGA

August 30, 2022

CGA submitted a change order request for additional services beyond the original contract, including a proposed schedule of fees for the changes.

MSV Population Analysis

August 26, 2022

Data provided in support of increased population density.

CGA Memo

July 19, 2022

Subject: Future Land Use Element Text and Future Land Use Map Amendments.

Staff Memo

July 19, 2022

RE: 2025 Comprehensive Plan amendments to the Future Land Use Element and the Future Land Use Map

Designation Rationale for 10500 Biscayne Blvd

June 28, 2022

This document provides CGA's rationale for their zoning recommendation for the property at 105th St & Biscayne Blvd. They refer to designation prior to 2010 as their rationale for future designation.

Workshop Presentation

June 28, 2022

This presentation describes the problems with the current Future Land Use Amendment (FLUM), data on current population & densities, recommendations, etc.

Staff Memo

February 8, 2022

RE: Approval of terms and cost to engage Calvin, Giordano & Associates

Initial CGA Presentation

January 18, 2022

Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc (referred to as "CGA") is the consulting firm hired by MSV to provide guidance in comprehensive planning.

Memo From Richard Sarafan, Village Attorney Regarding the Charter Amendment Process

May 13, 2021

Option Memo Regarding Charter Amendment Processes

2025 Comprehensive Plan

October 2, 2018

This is the current, active MSV Comprehensive Plan. The most recent amendments, from 2018, contain inconsistencies which the Village is currently seeking to address.

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