Redevelopment Agency (RDA)


Jimmy L. Morales, Executive Director
(City Manager)
Kathie Brooks, Assistant Director
(Assistant City Manager)
John Woodruff, Chief Financial Officer
(City Finance Director)
Raul Aguila, Legal Counsel

The Redevelopment Agency is located in on the 5th 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 305.673.7577.

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Miami Beach City Code.
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Miami Beach Marina.
Miami-Dade County Code.
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Sec. 30A-17 (South Pointe);
Sec A-51 (City Center)
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser’s Website
Florida. Statues. 163.330-450.
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Artsbeach (Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council)
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
Miami Beach Visitor & Convention Authority

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.


Phone: 305.673.7577

What is Tax Increment Financing?
City Center Narrative 2014-2015

2013 RDA McGladery Financials
Operating Budget RDA 2014-15

2014-15 RDA Capital Budget