OLCDC seeks General Contractor bids for Children's Wellness Center in Opa-locka
OLCDC seeks bids from General Contractors for interior alterations and improvements to the Jessie Trice Children's Wellness Center at the Historical Hurt Building, 490 Opa-locka Boulevard, Opa-locka.
View the Instructions to Bidders. Click the links below for other related bid documents.
~ Cover Sheet, ~ Back Cover Sheet
~ A5.1 - Proposed Elevations
~ Toilet Dual Flush
~ HP Toilet Spec Sheet
~ Faucet Spec Sheet
2014 Art of Transformation events run through December 14!
~Read the Letter to the Editor of the Miami Herald from OLCDC President & CEO Dr. Willie Logan about Opa-locka's artistic transformation and this year's Art of Transformation events.
~Read The Root's preview of the 2014 Art of Transformation: "The Beauty of Change: How Art Is Transforming a Notorious South Fla. Community"
~Read The Miami Time's "Opa-locka's popular art event becomes a symbol of the city's revitalization efforts"
~Read EIRAM's "Opa-Locka: City of Transformation"
~ See photos from the November 14th In Plain Sight Exhibition reception.
Art of Transformation Dance Performance by Nora Chipaumire, December 5th @ 7:00 pm
For details, visit opalockaart.com.
Art of Transformation Artist Talk by Emmanuel Pratt & Reception, December 13th @ 2:00 pm
For details, visit opalockaart.com.
Refer at-risk elementary students to the OLCDC's Keeping Our Promise program
Recognizing the importance of providing a comprehensive system of care to improve outcomes for children and support their families, the
OLCDC and partners have developed Keeping Our Promise (KOP). KOP provides
behavioral health, physical health, and education services to elementary school
students displaying at-risk behaviors and attending schools in the
Opa-locka area to positively affect their educational performance. The program
focuses on building more supportive communities, improving coordination of
services, and strengthening cohesive engagement among schools, families,
agencies, and service providers.
Student referrals to KOP can be submitted by schools, local churches, law enforcement agencies, local child and family service providers, etc. To make a referral, complete and fax the Referral Form to (305) 919-4053.
OLCDC hosts community meetings on Brownsfields Cleanup Grant
OLCDC is applying for a $200,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address a petroleum discharge. The discharge was originally caused by a 1930's gas station that operated at the
Historic Hurt Building location at 490 Opa-locka Boulevard.
Part of the Brownfields Cleanup Grant application process requires a community meeting to present details of the application and solicit input from the community.
On November 17 and 20, 2014, OLCDC hosted meetings for the community to learn more about the Brownfields Grant opportunity and the future renovation plans for the Historic Hurt Building, including space for a new Children's Wellness Center.
~ Read the Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives.
~ Complete the Public Comment Form.
OLCDC, partners and volunteers beautify Magnolia North Community Park
On October 11, 2014, OLCDC, Citizens for a Better South Florida, The Alliance for Community Trees, Boise Paper, the City of Opa-locka and volunteers built phase two of the new Magnolia North Community Park.
As part of National NeighborWoods Month, the group planted over 180 trees and shrubs, featuring plants native to South Florida.
They also placed picnic tables, planted a butterfly garden, and installed garbage cans and bike racks designed by local youth with assistance from the University of Miami Department of Art, while the VA Collective, a student art and design group from Florida International University (FIU), painted a mural.
Chair Roberto Rovira and students from FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD) also participated in this phase two of the Park, which was designed by the landscape architecture team of Chair Rovira, Anwar Morales (a LAEUD graduate) and Rudolf Uhlemann.
Read more about FIU LAEUD's involvement.
Funding for this Park beatification phase comes from a grant to Citizens for a Better South Florida from the Alliance for Community Trees through Boise Project UP. The grant covered the cost of the picnic tables and trees and will include an educational component to teach youth about the different plant species planted at the Park.
Read the full press release.
NEA features OLCDC's community gateways project on new Exploring Our Town web site
In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
awarded OLCDC an Our Town grant and has since selected the organization as one of 66 national case studies profiled on its online resource for creative placemaking.
OLCDC case study on NEA's new Exploring Our Town site.
OLCDC & partners win APA Florida Award of Excellence
On September 4, 2014, the OLCDC and the City of Opa-locka with the support of the South Florida Regional Planning Council were presented with an American Planning Association Florida Award of Excellence in the Grassroots Initiatives category for their "From Pop-Up to Permanency" initiative.