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Flagler Street Transit Mall Project Proposal Downtown Miami, Florida.

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1 Flagler Street Transit Mall Project Proposal Downtown Miami, Florida

2 History One of the oldest and most historical streets in Miami Many early Art Deco Buildings Area began to decline in the 1960s Today the area around Flagler is experiencing a renaissance


4 Flagler Street Legend

5 Proposed Flagler Street Transit Mall

6 Overview 133 Retail Spaces 28 Vacant Retail Spaces 82% Occupancy Rate Average of 10,100 pedestrians visit Flagler Street daily

7 Overview Planning Issues to be addressed Business vacancies Declining property conditions Changes in business types that may or may not be desirable Signage, aesthetic, landscaping and architecture issues. Crime and safety

8 Overview Specific Items to be addressed Key opportunity sites and concepts Streetscape (Street, sidewalks, lighting, private space) Urban design components (architecture, signage, landscaping) Implementation

9 Vision The Flagler Street Transit Mall Create a more pedestrian- friendly retail destination on Flagler Street Increase sidewalks to 22 feet Reduce lanes to 10 feet for specially designed buses Remove 120 parking spaces

10 Existing Conditions Source ERA: US Census

11 Existing Conditions Population (US Census, 2000): 20,141 Population (Projected, 2010): 40,000 Residential Units-Existing: 21,000 Residential Units-Under Construction: 8,070 Office Space- Existing (Sq/F): 16.3M Office Space- Under Construction (Sq/F): 1.9M Hotel Rooms-Existing: 5,135 Hotel Rooms-Under Construction: 1,500 Average Household Income($): 62,000 College Educated: 67% Daytime Employment Population: 194,000 Source: Miami Downtown Development Authority Key Downtown Economic Facts

12 Existing Conditions Tourism and Hospitality Average length of stay is 3.18 nights with 2 persons per room Older guest than national average 50% were above 46 years of age More affluent than national average 51% had incomes above $75,000 50% professionals or executives 20002005 Hotel Properties1720 Room Nights Available1,856,7722,015,600 Room Nights Sold1,316,7301,389,750 Occupancy (%)70.968.9 Avg. Daily Rate ($)106.04136.72 Revenue ($000)139,624190,013 Source: Miami DDA

13 Existing Conditions Crime 20002005% Change Criminal Homicide32-33.3 Sex Offense3024-20.0 Robbery28793-67.6 Assault6116262.5 Burglary531398-25.0 Larceny-Theft3,1521,956-38.0 Motor Vehicle30859894.0 Arson128-33.3 Source: City of Miami Police Department, Office of Information Technology, FIU Metropolitan Center

14 Existing Conditions- Business Trends Total EmployeesTotal Firms 1. Educational Services63,96033 2. Public Administration40,16319 3. Health Care & Social Assistance26,933185 4. Retail Trade13,728559 5. Transportation and Warehousing7,17293 6. Finance & Insurance12,166429 7. Information5,231135 8. Professional, Scientific & Technical Services14,4781,328 9. Administrative and Support Services4,955241 10. Accommodation and Food Services8,059278 11. Other Services (Except Public Administration)3,613279 12. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation1,28073 13. Construction1,920120 14. Management of Companies & Enterprises96432 15. Wholesale Trade2,276445 16. Real Estate & Rental Leasing2,197279 17. Utilities1624 18. Manufacturing61979 19. Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and Agriculture214 20. Mining41 TOTAL209,9014,616 Source: Miami DDA

15 SWOT Analysis Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threats

16 Strengths Historic Buildings Existing Retail Public Transportation Weather Flagler Street Assets

17 Strengths Flagler Street Assets Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts American Airlines Arena Bayfront Park Bicentennial Park Federal Courthouse Galeria International Mall Government Center Historical Museum of Southern Florida Jewelry District La Epoca department store Miami River Miami Art Museum Miami Dade Community College Miami Main Library

18 Weaknesses Crime Homelessness Facades and Landscaping Parking Lack of Shade

19 Opportunities New Residential and Office Space under Construction Increase in Fuel Prices and Drive Times Flagler Street Transit Mall Retailers Association

20 Threats Existing Malls Crime and Homelessness Retail and Residential Delivery and Pick-up

21 Public Input: Dinning in Downtown Miami Most indicated a preference for dinning in Coral Gables (27%) Exactly half dine in Downtown Miami (50%) Of those who chose not to dine in Downtown Miami the most frequently cited reason was parking (24%) Of those who dine Downtown Miami mostly do so 1-2 times per week (51%) The meal most frequently purchased by those who dine in Downtown Miami is lunch (84%) Most spend and average of $11-$15 on that meal (40%) Source: Miami Downtown Development Authority

22 Public Input: Shopping in Downtown Miami Source: Miami DDA

23 Plan Recommendations Economic Restructuring Streetscape Transportation Creating Amenities Crime Prevention

24 Plan Recommendations: The 4 Pillars for Economic Restructuring 1.Encourage neighborhood scale retail, services, and office uses. 2.Focus on specialty retail. 3.Capture larger share of regional shoppers. 4.Enhance services to local residents.

25 Plan Recommendations: Streetscape 1.Greening 2.Benches 3.Trash Can and Recycle Bins 4.Bicycle Racks 5.Lighting 6.Façade Improvement

26 Plan Recommendations: Transportation 1.Traffic Management 2.Pedestrian Crossings 3.Bus Stops

27 Plan Recommendations: Creating Amenities Flagler Street needs to create a sense of place, identity, history and pride. Create a unique retail destination.

28 Plan Recommendations: Crime Prevention Look for opportunities for amenities such as outdoor seating that will provide visual surveillance more people on the street. More police on bicycles to enhance pedestrian environment. Initiate a neighborhood watch program

29 Implementation ISSUES TO ADDRESSWHO SHOULD ADDRESS THEM Marketing, Community Organization Establish merchants business associationCommunity Establish Area CommissionCommunity Regulatory, Programmatic Tenant Improvement GrantDDA Enhance code and safety enforcement activitiesCode enforcement, Police Division The Street Facilitate safer crosswalksPublic Works Department, FDOT New walk lights with countdown mechanismPublic Works Department, FDOT Extending sidewalks, eliminating parking, narrowing bus lanes Public Works Department, FDOT, Miami Parking Authority Public ROW (extended sidewalks) New lightingFPL, Public Works Department Install TreesPark and Recreation, Public Works Department Continues adequate sidewalksPublic Works Department, Community Better bus stopsMiami Dade Transit Facades Shutter Removal & Facade Improvement Grant ProgramDDA Crime Prevention Community PatrolCommunity with cooperation with the police Crime prevention through environmental designPolice, design center Aggressive code enforcementNeighborhood Services-code enforcement

30 Impact Economical Physical Social Environmental

31 Questions?

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