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 vacanciesDeclining property conditionsChanges in business types that may or may not be desirableSignage, aesthetic, landscaping and architecture issues.Crime and safety
8 Overview Specific Items to be addressed Key opportunity sites and conceptsStreetscape (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 StreetIncrease sidewalks to 22 feetReduce lanes to 10 feet for specially designed busesRemove 120 parking spaces
11 Existing Conditions Key Downtown Economic Facts Population (US Census, 2000):20,141Population (Projected, 2010):40,000Residential Units-Existing:21,000Residential Units-Under Construction:8,070Office Space- Existing (Sq/F):16.3MOffice Space- Under Construction (Sq/F):1.9MHotel Rooms-Existing:5,135Hotel Rooms-Under Construction:1,500Average Household Income($):62,000College Educated:67%Daytime Employment Population:194,000Source: Miami Downtown Development Authority
12 Existing Conditions Tourism and Hospitality Average length of stay is 3.18 nights with 2 persons per roomOlder guest than national average50% were above 46 years of ageMore affluent than national average51% had incomes above $75,00050% professionals or executives20002005Hotel Properties1720Room Nights Available1,856,7722,015,600Room Nights Sold1,316,7301,389,750Occupancy (%)70.968.9Avg. Daily Rate ($)106.04136.72Revenue ($000)139,624190,013Source: Miami DDA
13 Existing Conditions Crime 20002005% ChangeCriminal Homicide32-33.3Sex Offense3024-20.0Robbery28793-67.6Assault6116262.5Burglary531398-25.0Larceny-Theft3,1521,956-38.0Motor Vehicle30859894.0Arson128Source: City of Miami Police Department, Office of Information Technology, FIU Metropolitan Center
14 Existing Conditions- Business Trends Total EmployeesTotal Firms1. Educational Services63,960332. Public Administration40,163193. Health Care & Social Assistance26,9331854. Retail Trade13,7285595. Transportation and Warehousing7,172936. Finance & Insurance12,1664297. Information5,2311358. Professional, Scientific & Technical Services14,4781,3289. Administrative and Support Services4,95524110. Accommodation and Food Services8,05927811. Other Services (Except Public Administration)3,61327912. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation1,2807313. Construction1,92012014. Management of Companies & Enterprises9643215. Wholesale Trade2,27644516. Real Estate & Rental Leasing2,19717. Utilities162418. Manufacturing6197919. Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and Agriculture2120. Mining1TOTAL209,9014,616Source: Miami DDA
16 Strengths Historic Buildings Existing Retail Public Transportation WeatherFlagler Street Assets
17 Strengths Flagler Street Assets Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsAmerican Airlines ArenaBayfront ParkBicentennial ParkFederal CourthouseGaleria International MallGovernment CenterHistorical Museum of Southern FloridaJewelry DistrictLa Epoca department storeMiami RiverMiami Art MuseumMiami Dade Community CollegeMiami 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 TimesFlagler Street Transit Mall Retailer’s 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 AmenitiesCrime Prevention
24 Plan Recommendations: The 4 Pillars for Economic Restructuring Encourage neighborhood scale retail, services, and office uses.Focus on specialty retail.Capture larger share of regional shoppers.Enhance services to local residents.
25 Plan Recommendations: Streetscape GreeningBenchesTrash Can and Recycle BinsBicycle RacksLightingFaçade Improvement
26 Plan Recommendations: Transportation Traffic ManagementPedestrian CrossingsBus 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 ADDRESS WHO SHOULD ADDRESS THEM Marketing, Community OrganizationEstablish merchants business associationCommunityEstablish Area CommissionRegulatory, ProgrammaticTenant Improvement GrantDDAEnhance code and safety enforcement activitiesCode enforcement, Police DivisionThe StreetFacilitate safer crosswalksPublic Works Department, FDOTNew walk lights with countdown mechanismExtending sidewalks, eliminating parking, narrowing bus lanesPublic Works Department, FDOT, Miami Parking AuthorityPublic ROW (extended sidewalks)New lightingFPL, Public Works DepartmentInstall TreesPark and Recreation, Public Works DepartmentContinues adequate sidewalksPublic Works Department, CommunityBetter bus stopsMiami Dade TransitFacadesShutter Removal & Facade Improvement Grant ProgramCrime PreventionCommunity PatrolCommunity with cooperation with the policeCrime prevention through environmental designPolice, design centerAggressive code enforcementNeighborhood Services-code enforcement
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