Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160
ebaker@northmiamifl.gov

SIGNIFICANT REVITATLIZATION PROJECT ON NORTH MIAMI’S NW 119TH STREET COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR RECENTLY CO

North Miami, FL – 11/6/2013

PROJECT FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE NORTH MIAMI COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The City of North Miami and the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announce the completion of a major CRA Commercial Rehabilitation Grant project along the NW 119th Street commercial corridor.

A ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Norgetown Propane, located at 1005 N.W. 119th Street, will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 12 p.m. Business owner, Abdul Khahani, is hosting a community celebration that will feature a propane-powered and an electric-powered automobile, with a refueling demonstration for both vehicles.

The North Miami CRA invested approximately $86,000 in this commercial project, which totaled $250,000 – the balance of which was paid for by the business owner.  Through the efforts of the CRA and the property owner, this formerly blighted important corner property now serves as a model for the type of revitalization sought for the 119th Street commercial corridor.  This long-standing business has been in operation since 1986 and is located on one of the main corridors indicated in the City’s Major Corridor Master Plan.  Norgetown Propane employs 13.

Norgetown Propane is the first commercial building to take advantage of the City’s new sign ordinance, which allows for the use of electronic message boards – an innovative and environmentally-friendly manner to display changing messages, which allows for flexibility to change messages from the promotion of goods and services to community announcements throughout the year.

“The North Miami CRA provided a grant to give the property owner the opportunity to not only improve the appearance of the building, but also to improve the entire site,” explained Stephen Johnson, North Miami City Manager and CRA Executive Director. “The mission of the grant is to enhance the ability of the business to operate profitably and hire new employees.” 

For further details, contact the North Miami CRA at 305-899-0272.

###
Top to the pageTop

City of North Miami | 776 NE 125 Street | North Miami | Florida 33161 | 305.893.6511
Disclaimer