2015: has partnered with The Friends of the Ludlam Trail is a non-profit coalition dedicated to the implementation of the Ludlam Trail, a 6.2-mile linear park through the heart of Miami-Dade County within the partially abandoned Florida East Coast railway right-of-way.
The park will contain community gardens and a trail that will provide a safe, dedicated and direct route for cyclists and pedestrians to schools, parks, work and shopping.
The trail will connect more than 34,000 people within a half-mile, walkable service area to five greenways, five schools, four parks and two transit hubs.
Thank you to all the neighbors who participated in the Charrette process, to help develop the trail, while preserving our neighborhood quality of life for residents in the area.
Vision for Rails to Trails: to restore Pine Rocklands and a natural habitat. 2015: Chairwoman Sosa dedicates new butterfly garden at A. Barnes Park North The garden is located at the northwest corner of the park at SW 72nd Avenue and N. Chairwoman Sosa sponsored the May 6, 2014 County Commission resolution to create the butterfly garden, which was developed by staff from the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Zoo Miami.
The new garden is the first branded butterfly garden within the County’s parks system, and it marks the start of a cooperative endeavor to enhance existing preservation and recovery efforts for South Florida's imperiled butterfly and pollinator species through education, awareness, increasing biodiversity and flora enhancement.
“This new butterfly garden will help preserve our endangered butterfly species while providing a peaceful and unique place for residents to relax and enjoy nature,” Chairwoman Sosa said.
(BRCUMD) Bird Road Corridor Urban Master Development - Passed with the Board of County Commissioners 2014.
This Article applies primarily to the area fronting Bird Road (SW 40th Street) between the Palmetto Expressway and the Florida Turnpike.
Article XXXIII(U), Chapter 33, Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida Bird Road Corridor Urban Area (BRCUA) District.
Where a proposed development abuts an area designated for single-family residential on the Future Land Use Map of the CDMP, the height of the proposed development along the abutting property line, Commissioner Javier Souto and residents at a town hall meeting in February 2015 unanimously opposed relocation of the Youth Fair into Tropical Park, which would have required two lakes to be filled in, and the park to be closed to the public for 2 months out of the year to make way for FIU expansion of dorms and research labs. Gimenez, (MIAMI, February 18, 2015) – “My Administration and I have determined that Tropical Park is unsuitable for the relocation of The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition and is no longer under consideration as a potential relocation site.
The Bird Road Art District (BRAD) boundaries have been expanded In June 2000, this area off SW 72-74th Avenue and 47-48 Street, which was zoned an industrial area, was officially designated the Bird Road Art District by Miami-Dade County.