Miami: Envision 2035

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Evaluation & Appraisal Review of the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan

The City of Miami is conducting an Evaluation & Appraisal Review (EAR) of the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan. This is a process that the City conducts every seven years, as required by State Statute. The EAR process gives the City an opportunity to examine its comprehensive plan and amend it to reflect the needs and demands facing Miami. The updated Comprehensive Plan will be a vision for Miami through 2035.


Update - August 3, 2023

We have completed a community outreach effort through in-person and online meetings, and online surveys and we have heard your concerns, opinions, and ideas. In consultation with Calvin, Giordano, and Associates, we have drafted amendments to the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan’s goals, objectives and policies. You can view these by selecting "Reference Materials". The proposed amendments will be presented in a public hearing before the Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board on September 6, 2023.Let us know if you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list at

Update - September 28,2023

In the lead up to public hearings the Planning Department has responded to numerous requests for continued community outreach throughout August and September. In September, we have held community outreach meetings at Jose Marti Park and Melreese. On September 6, 2023, prior to the public hearing scheduled for the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board (PZAB), we provided an open house at City Hall to provide time to work with community members with questions or concerns about the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan. On September 20, the PZAB met and heard the proposed amendments. The proposed amendments have now proceeded to the City Commission. They were scheduled for the September 28th meeting of the City Commission where they were deferred to the October 12th meeting. View the legislation page. 

Update – October 16, 2023 

The City Commission heard the proposed EAR-based amendments to the MCNP on First Reading on October 12, 2023, and voted to approve, unanimous. Next, the proposed amendments will be transmitted to the State Land Planning Agency and required reviewing agencies by October 20, 2023, through the state coordinated review process. Within 30 days of receipt by the State Land Planning Agency of the complete amendment package, the reviewing agencies shall send comments directly to the State Land Planning Agency. Then, within 60 days after receipt of complete amendment, the State Land Planning Agency will issue the Objection, Recommendation and Comments Report to the City. View the legislation page

The Planning Department continues to log comments by email and our online survey. The Stakeholder Log of Comments is updated for public review. 

Update – October 30, 2023  

October 23, 2023, the proposed amendments were transmitted to the State Land Planning Agency (Florida Commerce) and the required reviewing agencies, through the state coordinated review process. The State Land Planning Agency acknowledged its receipt of the proposal package on October 24, 2023. The agency anticipates issuing the Objections, Recommendations, and Comments Report (“ORC Report”) to the City in Winter 2024. 




The EAR is a state-mandated process intended to update the municipality’s comprehensive plan to ensure that the plan reflects current neighborhood issues and changes in State Statute. The Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan’s (MCNP) Goals, Objectives, and Policies will be updated to reflect these changes, responding to the changing conditions in our community. 

View Current MCNP

The MCNP is the City of Miami’s comprehensive plan. State law requires each local government to adopt a comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan sets the future growth vision for the City. The goals within the comprehensive plan create milestones that align with this vision. Measurable objectives and guiding policies within each goal are structured to inform growth management decision making in order to accomplish each goal. 

MCNP Elements 

The MCNP is comprised of 15 elements. These elements encompass a range of topics that are crucial for growth management of Miami. You can find a summary of each element here EAR 1 - Page Element Summaries(PDF, 6MB)

You can also fully view the 15 MCNP elements that make up the MCNP below:

  1. Future Land Use
  2. Housing
  3. Sanitary And Storm Sewers
  4. Natural Groundwater Aquifer Recharge
  5. Potable Water
  6. Solid Waste Collection
  7. Transportation
  8. Ports, Aviation and Related Facilities
  9. Parks, Recreation and Open Space
  10. Coastal Management
  11. Natural Resource Conservation
  12. Education
  13. Capital Improvements
  14. Intergovernmental Coordination
  15. Property Rights

Meeting Schedule

The below dates reflect the proposed schedule of the EAR process. Some dates are tentative: 

  • May - July 2023: Citywide Public Meeting Series (see below for more information)
  • May - July 2023: Drafting proposed amendments
  • September 6, 2023: Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board Meeting (No quorum, deferred)
    • NOTE: Members of the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board who were in attendance on September 6 hosted a workshop in lieu of the regularly scheduled public hearing for the members of the public who were in attendance on this date.
  • September 20, 2023: Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board 
  • September 28, 2023: City Commission First Reading (deferred to October 12, 2023)
  • October 12, 2023: City Commission First Reading 
  • Summer 2024: City Commission Second Reading (Tentative)
Public Meetings:

Date: May 23, 2023 
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: West End Park 6030 SW 2 ST, Miami 33144 (District 4)
Meeting Flyer: EAR_0523_D4 Mtg_Flyer_EN SP(PDF, 1MB)

Date: May 31, 2023
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Shenandoah Park 1800 SW 21st Ave, Miami, FL 33145 (District 4)
Meeting Flyer: EAR_0531 D4 Mtg Flyer_EN SP(PDF, 2MB)

Date: June 6, 2023
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Hadley Park 1350 NW 50th St, Miami, FL 33142 (District 5) 
Meeting Flyer: EAR_0606_D5 Mtg Flyer_EN SP HC(PDF, 2MB)

Date: June 13, 2023 (Citywide)
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: VIRTUAL - Zoom Webinar
Meeting Flyer: EAR_0613_VirtualMtgFlyer_EN_SP_HC(PDF, 3MB)

Date: June 26, 2023
Time - Open House: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Time - Meeting: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Virrick Park 3255 Plaza Street, Miami, FL 33133 (District 2)
Meeting Flyer: EAR_0626_D2_Mtg-Flyer_EN-SP(PDF, 11MB)

Date: July 19, 2023 (Citywide)
Time - Open House: 12:00-12:30 pm
Time - Meeting: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 3313
Meeting Flyer: EAR_0719_Mtg-Flyer(PDF, 1MB)

Date: July 19, 2023 (Citywide) 
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133
Meeting – Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board Discussion Item about the EAR Process.

Date: September 6, 2023 
Time: 5:30 pm 
Location: City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 
Open House and Workshop* with the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board 
*This workshop was held in lieu of the regularly scheduled public hearing because there wasn’t a quorum 

Date: September 18, 2023 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Location: Jose Marti Park 362 SW 4th Street, Miami 33130 (District 3) 
Meeting Flyer:EAR_-D3_Flyer_EN_SP(PDF, 2MB)

Date: September 26, 2023 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Location: District 1 Office at Melreese 1802 NW 37 Ave, Miami 33125 (District 1) 
Meeting Flyer: EAR_-D1_Flyer_EN_SP(PDF, 4MB)


An assembly of 12 photos depicting people of all ages participating in the public outreach meetings for “Miami: Envisioning 2035” with city staff from May through October 2023.


Public meetings were hosted throughout the City, through Spring and Summer 2023.  View schedule tab for dates. 

These meetings are opportunities 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.

Meetings are 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, everyone is welcome at all meetings.

If you can’t attend any of the public meetings, please feel free to provide your thoughts and feedback directly to us:

Submit Feedback through an Online Form

View Stakeholder Log of Comments



Reference Materials

Proposed Draft Amendments and Draft Backup Documents for Public Hearing

On October 12, 2023, the proposed amendments were heard by the City Commission for first reading and now the proposed amendments will be transmitted to the State Land Planning Agency and required reviewing agencies by October 20, 2023.

For the most recent updates to these proposed amendments, please refer to the amendments’ legislation page

Slides and Poster Boards from Community Meetings

Each of the public meeting features a PowerPoint presentation, interactive boards, and small group activities. Please see below for the slides and interactive boards from each meeting:

District 1 Board District-1-Public-Mtg-Board-Final(PDF, 6MB)
September 26, 2023 Melreese Meeting Power Point Community-Conversations-D1-9-26(PDF, 11MB)

District 2 Interactive Boards EAR Public Mtg Boards District 2(PDF, 12MB)
June 26, 2023 Virrick Park PowerPoint Community Conversations_0626(PDF, 4MB)

District 3 Board District-3-Public-Mtg-Board-Final(PDF, 5MB)
September 18, 2023 Jose Marti Park Meeting PowerPoint 
Community-Conversations-D3-9-18(PDF, 2MB)

District 4 Interactive Boards EAR Public Mtg Boards District 4(PDF, 11MB)
May 23, 2023 West End Park Meeting PowerPoint Community Conversations_0523(PDF, 3MB)
May 31, 2023 Shenandoah Park Meeting PowerPoint Community Conversations_0531(PDF, 2MB)

District 5 Interactive Boards EAR D5 Public Mtg Boards 060223 HC(PDF, 14MB)
June 6, 2023 Hadley Park Meeting PowerPoint Community Conversations_060123 update (D5)(PDF, 2MB)

Citywide Meetings

City Hall Interactive Boards MCNP-Public-Mtg-Boards-All-Final(PDF, 9MB)
July 19, 2023 In-Person and Zoom Meeting Community Conversations_07192023 update(PDF, 8MB)

Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Community Profiles MCNP-Public-Mtg-Community-Profiles(PDF, 19MB)
July 19, 2023 Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board Presentation  PZAB Update 2023-07-19(PDF, 4MB)

Other Resources:

Ear Flyer EAR Flyer_v5_EN SP HC(PDF, 3MB)


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