Erez Aminov – Miami Realtor

Changing Communities: Miami Shores Residents Activate New Community Space with Successful Taste of the Shores Event

MIAMI — The MIAMI Realtors hosted Miami Shores Plaza 98’s season finale community event on April 13, 2019. The free “Taste of the Shores” event featured the best bites by local vendors and a crowd participation vote on No. 1 bite.

The Miami Shores Plaza 98 destination hosts community events on every second Saturday from December to April. Plaza 98 is located on the corner of 98th St. and NE 2nd Ave. The events are open to all ages and feature family entertainment and games and food and drink for purchase.

MIAMI, sponsors and volunteers created the pedestrian-friendly space last year. The groups sought zoning approval and painted 10 multi-colored, intersecting pineapples on Plaza 98’s asphalt to create the new Downtown Miami Shores destination for community gatherings.

MIAMI Realtors partnered with the following entities for Plaza 98 events: Miami Shores Village, Miami Shores Community Alliance, Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade Quick Build Program, Streetplans, and Don’t Look Down Productions.

Miami Realtors Changing Communities Initiative

In 2018, MIAMI Realtors invested more than $175,000 in grant funds from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to improve our South Florida communities.

Through member engagement and feedback, MIAMI developed a list of local community projects that could have the most impact. MIAMI invited its 46,000-plus membership for a brainstorming session and more than 200 members contributed ideas and volunteered to help.

In 2018, MIAMI led more than 18 local community initiatives, including a dinner for the homeless at Chapman Partnership in Miami, partnering to install a Jupiter dog park, creating a shaded Doral trolley stop and more. Each project was led by the Realtor who proposed it and supported by a team of fellow Realtor volunteers and a Realtor partner (usually an elected official).

More MIAMI Realtors Changing Communities initiatives are planned for 2019.

MIAMI members can register to volunteer at our upcoming community events at:

MIAMI and Miami REALTORS®. 2019. Changing Communities: Miami Shores Residents Activate New Community Space with Successful Taste of the Shores Event. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 31 March 2020].

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