Planning Commission

Meetings

  • 7:00 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    776 NE 125 Street
    2nd Floor
    North Miami, FL 33161

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

MemberAppointeeAppointed DateTerm Ending
Melton GoodwinMayor Bien-Aime06-25-201905-25-2021
Michael McDearmaidMayor Bien-Aime06-25-201905-25-2021
Bob PechonVice Mayor Keys08-22-201705-24-2021
Jason JamesCouncilman Galvin06-25-201905-25-2023
Bernadette Toussaint PierreCouncilwoman Estimé-Irvin09-24-201905-24-2021
Howard TonkinCouncilwoman Estimé-Irvin06-25-201905-25-2021
Charles ErnstCouncilman Desulme06-25-201905-26-2023
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Member Information

This commission is comprised of 7 members and 2 alternates. View Ordinance Number 1370 (PDF).

About the Commission

The Planning Commission, established by Resolution 1342 on May 27, 1969; Ordinance 973 on September 9, 1997; Ordinance 1137 (PDF) on June 10, 2003; and Ordinance 1288 on November 10, 2009; makes recommendations regarding the development of a comprehensive master plan for the City covering such topics as:

  • Future land use
  • Public facilities:
    • Parks
    • Playgrounds
    • Schools
  • Public utilities
  • Traffic circulation and roads
  • Transportation

Powers & Duties

The Planning Commission shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Conduct public hearings in connection with the study of future plans and include the results of such public hearings in its recommendations to the City Council on proposed plans
  • Conduct public hearings regarding proposed planned development and conditional uses and make recommendations thereon to the City Council
  • Continually plan for the progress and growth of the City with respect to capital projects and local improvements, as these terms are defined in Sections 58 and 111 of the City Charter; assist the City Manager and the Director of Community Planning and Development Department in preparing the capital improvements portion of the annual budget, as contemplated in Section 46 of the Charter; and from time to time, recommend to the City Council such legislation as may be deemed appropriate to carry out such plans as the Commission may decide
  • Continually plan for the progress and growth of the City with respect to properly regulating the height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures, the percentage of a lot that may be occupied, the size of yards, courts and other open spaces, the density of population and the location and use of buildings, structures, and land and water for trade, industry, residence or other purposes, and from time to time recommend to the City Council such legislation as may be deemed appropriate to carry out such plans
  • Prepare and recommend to the City Council land use regulations for implementation of the Comprehensive Master Plan
  • Review and study potential and existing areas of distress and decay and recommend action with respect to urban renewal or rehabilitation; institute a program of education covering ways and means to avoid the decay of a neighborhood, and study and recommend zoning changes to effect the improvement of a neighborhood
  • Whenever any amendment, supplement, change or repeal of existing zoning districts or classification of the Official Zoning Map is proposed, the Planning Commission shall conduct a public hearing and make recommendations to the City Council, as provided by Article 3.Prepare and recommend to the City Council a Comprehensive Master Plan for the welfare, economic, and physical development of all areas within the City
Planning Commission Timeline (PDF)