At least every seven years, pursuant to Rule Chapter 73C-49, Florida Administrative Code, local governments in Florida must determine whether the need exists to amend the comprehensive plan to reflect changes in state requirements since the last time the comprehensive plan was updated. Under State law, the municipal Comprehensive Plan is the ultimate regulatory authority governing all land development activities within the jurisdiction of North Miami – either existing or occurring in the future.
The City of North Miami adopted its first Comprehensive Plan in 1989. On September 13, 2005, the City adopted its Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) of the Comprehensive Plan which recommended substantial revisions to update the plan to current conditions and the City’s redevelopment objectives. The City last updated its comprehensive plan on April 26, 2016, 2007 through Ordinance 1399 (PDF). This update to the Comprehensive Plan reflects current City goals and objectives, as well as requirements from previous EAR based amendments.