Planning Board Staff Report




Miami Shores Village Town Hall  Council Chambers  10050 NE 2nd Avenue  Miami Shores

Hearing Date

March 22, 2012

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Barry University C/O Bruce Edward, 11300 N Miami Avenue, Miami Shores FL 33161




Merrill Romanik, 1800 Eller Drive, Ste. 500, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Property Address

11300 N Miami Avenue

Legal Description

36 52 41 38.80 AC M/L SW1/4 OF NE1/4 LESS E40FT LOT SIZE IRREGULAR

Property Size-Sq Ft

38.78 ACRES

Building Adjusted Sq Ft


Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation


Existing Use


Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

N/A-story; N/A bed/ N/A bath

Year Built




Pursuant to Articles IV, V and IV of Appendix A Zoning, Special site plan review and approval. Batting cage.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits

City of North Miami for sanitary sewer connection

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

March 7, 2012





The proposed batting cage is located on the above noted parcel along NW 111th Street.  The area is currently occupied by batting cage and the applicant wants to replace the existing batting cage with a longer batting cage. 


The batting cage is 110 feet long along NW 111th Street, 18 feet wide and 20 feet tall.


The batting cage is situated along the fence however; the batting cage is actually 51 feet from the Barry University property line that runs down the center of NW 115th Street.


The batting cage is located approximately 4 feet from the fence.+




The proposed batting cage is in the same location as the existing batting cage and is located 51 feet from the property line.


The height of buildings in the University zone is limited to the buildings distance from the property line. The batting cage meets this criterion.


Setbacks are as determined by the Planning Board.


The proposal is consistent with the technical provisions of the Zoning Code.




In acting on a site plan, the Planning Board must make a finding that the proposed improvements are harmonious with the community, as required in Articles V and VI of Appendix A Zoning of the Code of Ordinances, and, in that regard, may add further conditions or delete or modify staff recommended conditions, deny the application, or continue the item for future consideration.


Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan to construct a batting cage with a finding that it is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.


Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:


1)      Approval is granted to construct a batting cage.

2)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits before beginning work.

3)      Applicant to meet all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

4)      This zoning permit will lapse and become invalid unless the work for which it was approved is started within one (1) year of the signing of the development order by the board chair, or if the work authorized by it is suspended or abandoned for a period of at least one (1) year.