poinciana-web.jpgMIAMI — The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) and Miami-Dade District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime recently hosted the Poinciana Industrial Park Area Plan Report Presentation Community Meeting at the Arcola Lakes Branch Library.

Various county officials and local community members participated in the meeting. So did area residents who expressed their views and concerns about the property and its development.

Poinciana Industrial Park’s boundaries are Northwest 27th Avenue West, Northwest 79th Street North, Northwest 22nd Avenue East and Northwest 74 Street South.

The park is seen as an undeveloped diamond in a prime Targeted Urban Area (TUA), say officials who add that spurring business development in the multi-acre business park will provide an excellent opportunity to enhance the existing local industrial base, generate employment, and redirect the overall image of Liberty City.

The park’s proximity to major traffic arteries and nearby amenities makes the site attractive for development with a goal of job creation for a section of Miami-Dade County that has upwards of 30 percent unemployment, and has helped fuel anticipation of economic development.

MDEAT previously arranged a tour for the Economic Development and Social Services Committee members (EDSSC) in March 2012. The EDSSC provides oversight and guidance to departments and agencies that have been charged with the economic revitalization of the community and creating an atmosphere that promotes public/private partnerships while luring businesses to Miami-Dade County.

The tour provided a firsthand look at the county-owned land located in Liberty City that has the potential for business development. The community meeting was MDEAT’s latest follow-up.

For more information on Poinciana Industrial Park contact John E. Dixon Jr., MDEAT executive director, at 305-375-5661.