Planning

The Planning division is responsible for developing and implementing plans, regulations, policies and programs designed to guide the physical design and development of North Miami.

Duties

Key initiatives and activities include:

  • Preparing, updating and implementing the 2036 Comprehensive Plan, which guides future land uses and development in the city
  • Preparing amendments to the Land Development Regulations
  • Preparing, updating and administering plans for specific opportunity areas within the city, such as the Downtown and Major Corridor Master Plan and the North Miami Mobility Hub and TOD Strategic Plan
  • Processing a variety of development approval applications, including conditional use permits, platting, and rezoning.
  • Managing infill development and new growth opportunities, such as annexations, in the city.

Works with the Attorney’s Office

The section also works closely with the City’s Attorney Office, as well as other City’s departments, county and state agencies, both to protect the interests of the City and to also ensure that all concurrency determinations are met. Applications are available at Applications and Fees.

Resident’s Guide to a Quasi-Judicial Process

The purpose of this Resident’s Guide to the Quasi-Judicial Process (PDF) is to assist residents in understanding how to participate in the quasi-judicial processes within the City of North Miami. It is intended as a tool for any individual who has no particular expertise in the law concerning the granting of development permits, site plan approvals, special exceptions, variances, and similar types of proceedings before the City Council, Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Residents who wish to participate in proceedings before these boards should have a basic understanding of their function, the rules relative to how they make decisions and how to effectively participate in these proceedings to either oppose or support quasi-judicial applications before the City Council and City boards.

Quasi-Judicial Speaker Card

Speaker cards (PDF) will be made available to parties interested in participating in Quasi-Judicial proceedings listed on City of North council and board meeting agendas.

New Development

In addition to providing direct services to the public by staffing a public counter, preparing information handouts, and responding to citizen inquiries, the division conducts extensive community outreach on development projects, working closely with both the applicant and community to identify and resolve key issues early in the process to ensure new development reflects the community’s long range vision for North Miami.

Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Section is also responsible for maintaining and updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan includes goals, objectives and policies that are supported by data and analysis, which together provides an overview of current and future transportation needs within the City and establishes various strategies aimed at meeting the City’s transportation initiatives.