Pursuant to Miami City Commission Resolution R-18-0298, adopted on July 12, 2018, a special meeting of the Miami City Commission will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at Miami City Hall located at 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida. The purpose of this special meeting is to discuss and take any and all actions (1) associated with a potential Ground Lease and Master Development Agreement (“Lease”) between the City of Miami (“City”) and Miami Freedom Park, LLC (“MFP”) for approximately seventy-three (73) acres of city-owned property located generally at 1400 Northwest 37th Avenue, Miami Florida, 33125 and identified as folios 30-3129-000-0050, 30-3129-0000160, 01-3132-000-0080, and 01-3132-000-0090 ("Demised Property") with an initial term of thirty-nine (39) years with two (2) additional thirty (30) year options to renew for a total term of ninety-nine (99) years, with an annual base rent equal to the greater of three million five hundred seventy-seven thousand three hundred sixty-five dollars ($3,577,365.00) or fair market value as determined by two (2) state certified appraisers in addition to any rent increases and/or additional rents negotiated by the parties; (2) authorizing the use of the Demised Property for a soccer stadium, entertainment center, including food and beverage venues, offices, retail, hotel and conference center, and other ancillary commercial development with a maximum height not to exceed federal aviation administration aerospace obstruction standards, with restrictions, reversions, and retention by the city of all other rights; (3) authorizing the creation of a park infrastructure fund by the city that will receive a twenty million dollar ($20,000,000.00) contribution from MFP, payable in equal yearly installments of six hundred sixty-six thousand six hundred seven dollars ($666,667.00) for a period of thirty (30) years, to defray the site development and related costs for a public park of approximately fifty-eight (58) acres to be developed on property adjacent to the Demised Property, currently used for the Melreese Country Club, and other infrastructure-related costs; (4) calling for a Special Election and providing that the charter amendment shall be submitted to the electorate at the Special Election to be held on November 6, 2018; (5) designating and appointing the City Clerk (“Clerk”) as the official representative of the commission with respect to the use of voter registration books and records; (6) further directing the Clerk to cause a certified copy of the herein resolution to be delivered to the Supervisor of Elections of Miami-Dade County, Florida, not less than forty-five (45) days prior to the date of such Special Election. No business shall be conducted or a vote taken at a special City Commission meeting on business other than the subject for which the special meeting is called.
All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting. Please note that public comment for this matter was heard at the July 12, 2018, Miami City Commission Meeting and that no additional public comment will be heard at the special meeting.
Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceeding. TTY users may call via 711 (Florida Relay Service) no later than two (2) business days prior to the proceeding.