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OLCDC hosts Nile Gardens Fourth Task Force and Sixth Residents' Meetings, March 29

On Thursday, March 29th, 2012, the OLCDC hosted the 4th meeting of the Task Force established under OLCDC's recently awarded Choice Neighborhood Initiative Challenge Grant to help develop the Transformation Plan for Nile Gardens followed by the 6th Residents' Meeting, where participants  learned more about the Choice Neighborhood Program and discussed the Transformation Plan.

Click here to read more about the Choice Neighborhood grant and program, view the event calendar, and see minutes and pictures from meetings.



OLCDC guides low income residents on supermarket tours, March 2012

To help families learn how to make healthy food choices on a limited budget, the OLCDC recently partnered with the UFIFAS/ Miami-Dade County Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program to facilitate three Shopping Matters™ grocery store tours during the month of March 2012. To learn more about the program, contact the OLCDC's Food Equity Coordinator Naomi L. Ross at 305-687-3545 Ext. 221.

Photos from the Three Tours! - Click thumbnails to view larger images.



OLCDC convenes Nile Gardens Third Task Force and Fifth Residents' Meetings, March 14

On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, the OLCDC held the 3rd meeting of the Task Force established under OLCDC's recently awarded Choice Neighborhood Initiative Challenge Grant to help develop the Transformation Plan for Nile Gardens followed by the 5th Residents' Meeting, where participants learned more about the Choice Neighborhood Program and discussed the Transformation Plan.

Click here to read more about the Choice Neighborhood grant and program, view the event calendar, and see minutes and pictures from earlier meetings.



In the News: OLCDC Hosts Magnolia North Artist Orientation, March 2

On March 2, 2012, OLCDC and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places* hosted an artist orientation meeting to offer invited artists a comprehensive overview of the future vision of the Magnolia North neighborhood.  The orientation included a guided site tour; lunch with residents, community leaders and students; and a question and answer session on the vision for public art, proposal requirements, project schedules, etc.

~Click here to read CBS Miami's coverage of the orientation.

As part of the orientation, the OLCDC hosted a reception in honor of the artists, which provided an excellent opportunity for artists, OLCDC staff, and community leaders to speak one-on-one!

Orientation, Luncheon and Reception Photos! - Click thumbnails to view larger images.

*About Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places:
Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places is a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and is responsible for the commission and purchase of artworks by contemporary artists in all media. For more information about the Art in Public Places Program and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, please visit www.miamidade.gov/publicart and www.miamidadearts.org.


OLCDC hosts fourth Nile Gardens Residents' Meeting, March 1

On Thursday, March 1st, 2012, OLCDC invited residents to come learn more about the Choice Neighborhood Program and discuss ways they can help the OLCDC develop the plan to transform The Gardens Apartments and the greater Nile Gardens community.

Click here to read more about the program, view the event calendar, and see pictures from the four residents' meetings.



OLCDC hosts second Nile Gardens Task Force Meeting, February 21

Through its recently awarded Choice Neighborhood Initiative Challenge Grant, the OLCDC has embarked upon an intensive and comprehensive planning process in collaboration with community stakeholders and residents to develop the Transformation Plan for Nile Gardens.  The process continued at the second Task Force meeting on Tuesday, February 21. Click here for the meeting agendas.

Click
here to read more about the grant and see the calendar of meetings.



OLCDC and partners sponsor BBQ at the Gardens, February 11

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, OLCDC and Creative Choice sponsored a barbeque at the Gardens Apartments, where guests enjoyed great food, completed Choice Neighborhood Program resident surveys, won prizes, and learned more about the plan to transform The Gardens Apartments and the greater Nile Gardens community.

Click
here to read more about the Choice Neighborhood Program, see the event calendar and photos, and take the Resident Survey.



OLCDC hosts second Nile Gardens Residents' Meeting, February 9

On Thursday, February 9, 2012, OLCDC hosted a meeting at the Gardens Apartments, where residents completed surveys, won prizes, learned more about the Choice Neighborhood Program, and discussed ways to help OLCDC develop a plan to transform The Gardens Apartments and the greater Nile Gardens community.

Click here to read more about the Choice Neighborhood Program, see the event calendar, and take the Resident Survey.



OLCDC breaks ground at Solabella, February 8

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, the OLCDC broke ground at Solabella, luxury rental townhomes at 17355 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida.



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