September 18, 2023
District 4 Councilman Pierre Frantz Charles, Ed., a dedicated representative of the City of North Miami's vibrant community, proudly announces the successful passage of a groundbreaking resolution at the recent City Council meeting. The resolution, sponsored by Councilman Charles, heralds a transformative vision for the NW 7th Avenue Cultural Arts and Innovation District, representing a significant step towards revitalizing and rejuvenating our city's cultural landscape.
The "Resolution for the Transformation of the NW 7th Avenue Cultural Arts and Innovation District" passed unanimously during the City Council meeting held on September 12, 2023. Its core objectives are to rename and reshape the existing Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District to the NW 7th Avenue Cultural Arts and Innovation District. Simultaneously, it calls for an update to the current Chinatown Master Plan, replacing the Asian-themed design guidelines with innovative architectural standards. These new standards will serve as a blueprint for the integration of cutting-edge elements into both the streetscape and building facades within the proposed district.
Councilman Charles emphasized that this resolution represents a bold step forward in enhancing North Miami's cultural identity while embracing innovation and diversity. "This resolution signifies our commitment to evolving our city's cultural landscape in a way that reflects our inclusivity, creativity, and forward-thinking values," Councilman Charles stated. "By renaming and updating the district, we aim to create a dynamic and inspiring space that will serve as a model for cultural innovation in our community." The councilman believes that this transformation will serve as a destination location in District 4.
The NW 7th Avenue Cultural Arts and Innovation District aims to foster collaboration, creativity, and inclusivity by encouraging local artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs to contribute their ideas and talents to the district's development. The updated design guidelines will provide a framework for incorporating innovative elements to make this district a hub for artistic expression and cultural growth.
The passing of this resolution marks the beginning of an exciting journey for North Miami and its residents as the NW 7th Avenue Cultural Arts and Innovation District begins to take shape. Councilman Charles and the City Council express their gratitude to everyone who participated in this momentous decision. They look forward to collaborating with the community to bring this vision to life.
Sa'Vanna D. Smith, Communications Officer I
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About the City of North Miami
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).