Redevelopment Agency (RDA)
Alina T. Hudak, Executive Director
Raul Aguila, General Counsel
Rafael Granado, Secretary
Eric Carpenter, Assistant City Manager
John Woodruff, Chief Financial Officer
(City Finance Director)
Rickelle Williams, Economic Development Director
The Redevelopment Agency is located in on the 2nd floor, 1755 Meridian Avenue, 33139. Office Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Please call ahead for appointments. Our telephone number is 305.673.7572.
The Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) was created in 1973 under the authority of Florida's Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, which sought to encourage economic development in blighted areas. The Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 allows for the designation of special districts known as Community Revitalization Areas (CRAs) and confers upon the CRA's governing board special regulatory abilities. These abilities include issuing revenue bonds, utilizing tax increment financing (TIF), and exercising limited powers of eminent domain within the geographic boundaries of the CRA.
From 1973 through 1983, the Miami Beach RDA operated as an independent authority with a Board of Commissioners. In 1976, the South Shore Community Revitalization Area was designated. This district encompasses the area South of 6 Street, which is now known as South Pointe.
In 1983, the RDA was reorganized and incorporated into the City of Miami Beach administrative structure. The City Commission serves as the Redevelopment Agency Board and the City Manager serves as its Executive Director.
In 1993, the City designated a second CRA. Commonly known as City Center, the Historic Convention Village Redevelopment and Revitalization Area encompasses the area bounded by 24 Street on the North, West Avenue on the West, 14 Lane on the South, and the Atlantic Ocean on the East. This area contains the Convention Center, Lincoln Road, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, the Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel and the Collins Park Cultural Center.
The 332-acre City Center/Historic Convention Village Redevelopment and Revitalization Area was established in 1993, primarily with the objective of providing the funding mechanism to foster the development of new convention hotel development within proximity of the Miami Beach Convention Center, and to establish the necessary linkages between the City’s many core area civic, cultural and entertainment uses in order to create the fabric of a true urban downtown.
On July 20, 2021, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners approved the formation of the North Beach CRA, including adoption of the revitalization plan and interlocal agreement and formation of the trust fund. More information may be found here.
MIAMI BEACH REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY