Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP)


By State Statute, each City and County in Florida must adopt a comprehensive plan and also adopt land development regulations to implement the comprehensive plan. The Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP) was adopted as Ordinance 10544 on February 9, 1989 and contains amendments by the City Commission through October 22, 2009. The purpose of the MCNP is to indicate how the City will meet the needs of existing and future residents, visitors, and businesses, while preserving the character and quality of its communities. MCNP creates a policy framework that has the effect of law, to guide all public and private development decisions in the City. MCNP consists of materials (written and graphic) that describe the principles, guidelines, and standards for the orderly and balanced future development of the City (economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development). The Chapters or "elements" of the MCNP encompass Goals, Objectives, and Policies for future land use, housing, parks, transportation, capital improvements, intergovernmental coordination, etc. Implementation of the MCNP occurs through City land development regulations such as the zoning code, detailed housing plans, historic preservation code, environmental preservation code, and specific district or sector plans.

Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR)

The EAR is a State-mandated process intended to update the municipality’s comprehensive plan to ensure that the plan reflects current identified neighborhood issues and changes in State legislation. The Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan’s (MCNP) Goals, Objectives, and Policies will be updated to reflect these changes, responding to the changing conditions in our community.

Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan Goals, Objectives, and Policies (Adopted February 2017)

Appendices as of February 2017

2020 Future Land Use Map

The 2020 Future Land Use Map is a planning instrument designed to guide the future development and distribution of the land uses within the City in a manner that is consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan (MCNP). 2020 Future Land Use Maps.