Although 41st Street, also known as Arthur Godfrey Road, is a primary access point to our City and the central boulevard in mid-Beach, it has never been a true town center for our residents. Candidly, it has been neglected for decades.
This week I empaneled the 41st Street Master Plan Committee to create a plan that will help reimagine this important boulevard in ways that I hope will make it more useful to our residents, enhance its aesthetics, and transform it into a true town center in mid-Beach.
The members of the Committee include business and property owners, merchants and interested residents. They are:
Seth Gadinsky, Committee Chair
Jerri Hertzberg Bassuk
The Committee will work closely with City staff and a professional planner. The Committee will not be responsible for originating all the ideas that will ultimately be implemented.
That will be your responsibility. The Committee will convene workshops in mid-Beach with residents and merchants to develop an approach that revitalizes the street and enhances its amenities. But it will need your input and ideas.
My belief is that if we can develop true town centers in our City, we can alleviate much of the congestion and enrich our sense of community. Arthur Godfrey Road should be one of those centers.
Thanks for your interest in our community.
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber