The Comprehensive Plan or Comp Plan is a long-range policy document required to be maintained per Florida Statutes of all Florida local government. It is essentially a blueprint to guide the future development of Miami Shores Village in order to maintain a thriving, sustainable community. You can find the 2025 Comprehensive Plan here.
Recently, Miami Shores Village identified a series of internal inconsistencies in the 2025 Comprehensive Plan resulting from the 2018 Evaluation Appraisal Review (EAR) update, you can find the 2018 EAR here. Specifically certain discrepancies were found between the text of the Future Land Use Element and the Future Land Use Map of the Plan that are not adequately supported by background data and technical analysis. It is critical that these discrepancies are corrected quickly to protect all Village property owners from having a potentially inaccurate land use designation on their property, which in turn may lead to incorrect property assessments and conflicting land use and zoning, among other risks.
To facilitate this process, the Village has issued a moratorium on all new development (excluding single-family homes) and retained the services of Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc., (CGA) – a consulting firm that specializes in municipal land use planning. The firm has been conducting public engagement sessions with the stakeholders, you can find their presentation here.
The Comp Plan Project Update goal is to create a clean slate in anticipation of the upcoming State-required Comp Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Review in 2022. In addition, the Village is required to provide a consistent Comp Plan to the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
Our next steps are an Open House-style public event on April 18, 2022, to present more detailed information about this process and to collect feedback from our residents regarding the potential corrections and the future land use pattern of the Village in general. We hope to see you there!
If you are not available to attend, please share your feedback in this webpage or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claudia C. Hasbun, AICP
Planning, Zoning & Resiliency Director