Planning Board Staff Report



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

Hearing Date

October 21, 2009

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Miami Shores Village Center LLC, 2310 Hollywood blvd, Hollywood, Fl 33020


Dr. Courtney Williams, 830, NE 129th Street Miami FL: 33161


Ari Sklar, 2310 Hollywood blvd, Hollywood, Fl 33020

Property Address

Building Address: 9400 NE 2nd Avenue

Unit Address        :9440 NE 2nd Avenue

Legal Description

MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOTS 1-2-3-4- & 5 BLK 21 LOT SIZE IRREGULAR OR 22502-2791-2814 THRU 2819 0704 OR 22502-2791 0704 00

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft


Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial, Strip Mall

Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

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

Year Built




Special Approvals, Sec. 600: Sec. 523: Article IV Schedule of Regulations: Change of use; Medical/Optometrist.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Continue Parking Lease with Village


Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

July 9, 2009






The applicant has requested approval for a change in use from retail to a medical office, optometrist, and retail sales.


The change of use to a medical office requires 1 additional parking space.




There are fifty-one (51) parking spaces on-site.  Fourteen (14) additional parking spaces are provided though a lease agreement with the Village.  With the addition of the last restaurant approved, fifty-nine (59) parking spaces are required.  With the Village lease, the applicant has 6 parking spaces more than are required.


One of the available parking spaces will be allocated to the medical use.


Miami Shores Village Center will have 5 additional parking spaces remaining and available for future uses.


The proposed site plan is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.




Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan with a finding that it is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.  However, the Planning and Zoning Board must make a finding that the proposed improvements are harmonious with the community, as required in Section 523 of the Code 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.  Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:


1)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits.

2)      Applicant to comply with all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

3)      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.