OLCDC has spent the past 36 years working to improve the quality of life in North Miami-Dade, recently attracting more than $83 million in resources to help transform the greater Opa-locka community.
With these resources, OLCDC and partners are constructing and repairing homes, building parks and playgrounds, providing wellness programs, educating kids, and engaging residents. They also are using the arts to redesign the community's streets and intersections, nurture community- and home-based businesses, and revive the area's economic development through creative industry.
Opa-locka's historic, elaborate Arabian Nights-inspired former City Hall and adjacent fire station are being restored and repurposed as a regional hub for arts and cultural programming.
By 2015, the structure's walled gardens and shaded lawns will host festivals, exhibits, and performances in the heart of downtown, drawing from and adding to the region's booming arts economy.