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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 1960’s Today the area around Flagler is experiencing a renaissance

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4 Flagler Street Legend

5 Legend 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 Key Downtown Economic Facts
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

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 $75,000 50% professionals or executives 2000 2005 Hotel Properties 17 20 Room Nights Available 1,856,772 2,015,600 Room Nights Sold 1,316,730 1,389,750 Occupancy (%) 70.9 68.9 Avg. Daily Rate ($) 106.04 136.72 Revenue ($000) 139,624 190,013 Source: Miami DDA

13 Existing Conditions Crime
2000 2005 % Change Criminal Homicide 3 2 -33.3 Sex Offense 30 24 -20.0 Robbery 287 93 -67.6 Assault 611 626 2.5 Burglary 531 398 -25.0 Larceny-Theft 3,152 1,956 -38.0 Motor Vehicle 308 598 94.0 Arson 12 8 Source: City of Miami Police Department, Office of Information Technology, FIU Metropolitan Center

14 Existing Conditions- Business Trends
Total Employees Total Firms 1. Educational Services 63,960 33 2. Public Administration 40,163 19 3. Health Care & Social Assistance 26,933 185 4. Retail Trade 13,728 559 5. Transportation and Warehousing 7,172 93 6. Finance & Insurance 12,166 429 7. Information 5,231 135 8. Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 14,478 1,328 9. Administrative and Support Services 4,955 241 10. Accommodation and Food Services 8,059 278 11. Other Services (Except Public Administration) 3,613 279 12. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 1,280 73 13. Construction 1,920 120 14. Management of Companies & Enterprises 964 32 15. Wholesale Trade 2,276 445 16. Real Estate & Rental Leasing 2,197 17. Utilities 162 4 18. Manufacturing 619 79 19. Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and Agriculture 21 20. Mining 1 TOTAL 209,901 4,616 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 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 Amenities Crime 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
Greening Benches Trash Can and Recycle Bins Bicycle Racks Lighting Façade Improvement

26 Plan Recommendations: Transportation
Traffic Management Pedestrian Crossings 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 ADDRESS WHO SHOULD ADDRESS THEM
Marketing, Community Organization Establish merchants business association Community Establish Area Commission Regulatory, Programmatic Tenant Improvement Grant DDA Enhance code and safety enforcement activities Code enforcement, Police Division The Street Facilitate safer crosswalks Public Works Department, FDOT New walk lights with countdown mechanism Extending sidewalks, eliminating parking, narrowing bus lanes Public Works Department, FDOT, Miami Parking Authority Public ROW (extended sidewalks) New lighting FPL, Public Works Department Install Trees Park and Recreation, Public Works Department Continues adequate sidewalks Public Works Department, Community Better bus stops Miami Dade Transit Facades Shutter Removal & Facade Improvement Grant Program Crime Prevention Community Patrol Community with cooperation with the police Crime prevention through environmental design Police, design center Aggressive code enforcement Neighborhood Services-code enforcement

30 Impact Economical Physical Social Environmental

31 Questions?


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