CIty of Miami GOVERNMENT SERVICE ADMINISTRATION (GSA) SITE
In 2019, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced the intent to redevelop the City of Miami's Government Service Administration property, what is known as the Allapattah GSA site, located between 1970 NW 13 Ave and 1950 NW 12 Ave at Northwest 20th Street. This 18-acre city-owned land is currently used to service several city departments including Solid Waste, the General Services lot, the Public Works Department, the Parks and Recreation Department and Fire Station 5. The parcel is in the heart of a Allapattah neighborhood which has recently drawn the interest of developers, for a variety of reasons including its proximity to the Health District.
Considering the redevelopment of a lot this size will affect the neighborhood for years to come, PLPG advocates approached the City of Miami about ensuring local residents and business owners have a say in the land’s future. The City verbally committed to partnering with community organizations to conduct engagement in Allapattah regarding the redevelopment and use those findings to inform its Request for Proposal (RFP) criteria and process including a community benefits agreement (CBA). During Mayor Suarez's reelection speech in November 2022, he mentioned (see video 2:56) Public Land for Public Good among his priorities.
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