State of the City Message: Miramar is on the rise
MIRAMAR, FL — Mayor Wayne Messam presented the State of the City address last night to a packed theater and confirmed that Miramar is on the rise. In a series of high-lighted main points, the Mayor focused on the business sector, showcasing the growing aviation hub that has developed in the city with companies such as Kellstrom Defense expanding their footprint to accommodate their growing needs. Technology and manufacturing companies such as 3Z Telecom have moved into the city and are a part of what is helping to bring high paying jobs to the area. Miramar had the 12th fastest growing economy of 240 cities with 100,000 to 300,000 people this past year, having moved up from 15th last year.
Mayor Messam spoke of City-wide infrastructure improvements that include parks, storm water concerns and the opening of the Pembroke Road overpass to alleviate traffic. Developers such as Key Platinum Properties, LLC are buying homes in historic Miramar, refurbishing them, adding square footage and selling to families. The new police head-quarters at Town Center was recently certified as LEED® Gold and the public safety complex for Historic Miramar gets underway with request for quotes to begin in September of this year.
The Adult Day Care Center is in its final stages prior to opening to provide services for those in need. Fire Station 107 is in the bidding process and the Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater and Shirley Branca Park Band Shell are under construction.
Initiatives announced out of the Mayor’s office include the My Brother’s Keeper Program initiated by President Obama. Mayor Messam has partnered with four churches that have identified youth that will participate in the program: Christway Baptist Church, Fountain of New Life Church, Miramar United Methodist Church and St. Stephens Church. For those who wish to make improvements to their homes but may be lacking the necessary funds at this time, the Mayor spoke of the P.A.C.E Program introduced by Mayor Messam and passed by Commission. This program allows home and property owners to make improvements through approved innovative financing.
Other accomplishments by the city include the launch of The City of Miramar Mobile App available on iTunes and Google Play. The application residents will continue to move our City forward.”