This Final Environmental Impact Statement documents the environmental impacts associated with the development alternatives for a four block area immediately adjacent to the western limits of the Overtown rapid transit station. Responses to substantive comments received on the Draft EIS are also included in this Final EIS. Overtown Station will be constructed as part of the 20.5 mile rapid transit system which is currently under construction. The study area is situated in a strategic location of Dade County near several major activity centers including the Downtown Government Center, the Miami Central Business District, the Civic Center, Little Havana and the Omni. Federal assistance funds from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration have been requested to acquire land in the four blocks, relocate residents and businesses and clear the area in preparation for private development. Redevelopment, which would be undertaken primarily with private sector funds, would include a mixture of high density residential, commercial and office space and would stimulate employment opportunities in this currently declining community. The following provisions have been incorporated into the redevelopment proposal. The Overtown Advisory Board would review and monitor the local government's execution of the redevelopment process. Displaced residents and businesses would be relocated within or near the Overtown community. If redevelopment occurs, they would be provided the opportunity to locate back into the four block area. Additionally, goals have been identified to maximize minority participation in investment opportunities and resultant job openings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Metropolitan Dade County

    Office of Transportation Administration, 44 W Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33130
  • Publication Date: 1982-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-FL-09-82
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM