ABOUT US The MBNA serves to promote and improve the quality of life, common good and general welfare of hotels and condominiums within the MidBeach area of Miami Beach, Florida. The area extends along Collins Avenue and Indian Creek Drive, bordered on the south by 24th Street and extending north to 63rd Street. Matters of interest include, but are not limited to; development, beach erosion, street beautification projects, flooding, area beautification, traffic control and safety, the Beachwalk, GO Bond projects, crime prevention, noise, and other issues of common interest or concern.
MBNA acts as liaison with the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida and their respective agencies to ensure that the issues impacting the Association and its MidBeach residents are effectively represented. MBNA representatives devote their time and energy to improve and enhance the well-defined geographic area where they live and do business. The Association is a not-for-profit corporation organized pursuant to Chapter 617 Florida Statutes. Only Condominium Associations (or Cooperatives) and Hotels located within the Defined Area are eligible for membership. Each Member may have up to two representatives in attendance at every MBNA meeting with one vote per member.
As of January, 2022, the MBNA has a total of 62 Members; (43 Condominiums and 19 Hotels.) representing over 12,000 units. HISTORY The original "MidBeach Neighborhood Alliance" was founded in May, 2012, with the valuable assistance of Attorney Michael Gongora and FirstService Residential Management. Membership did not grow as expected so in September, 2015, the Alliance was inactivated. In early 2017, Michael Gongora met with Alicia Casanova, and they decided MidBeach representation was necessary so they re-organized as the "MidBeach Neighborhood Association" (MBNA), a non-profit community grassroots organization. On March 14, 2017, the organization was registered with the Florida Department of State with a newly elected Executive Board of Directors and established By-Laws.
MBNA INVOLVEMENT Since its founding, MBNA Members have worked diligently with City and State Officials on the following projects that affect our Condos and Hotels and our quality of life. Current ongoing projects of interest include the following:
INDIAN CREEK DRIVE FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT (from 41st South to 26th Street)
COLLINS AVENUE (A1A) CORRIDOR PROJECTS (from 23rd thru 41st and from 41st Street North to 63rd Streets)
BEACHWALK (including safety, design, signage, bollard vehicle deterrents, and video surveillance Cameras)
MONITORING 41st STREET IMPROVEMENTS and HOLIDAY LIGHTING
INDIAN BEACH PARK RENOVATIONS
PEDESTRIAN and BIKE LANE access to BAYSHORE PARK
GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND (G.O. BOND) PROJECTS
DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECTS WITHIN MBNA BOUNDARIES
Other projects of interest have included the following: