LIVING
AND WORKING
IN DORAL

CREATING A
HOUSING MASTER PLAN
FOR THE
LOCAL WORKFORCE

CITY OF DORAL, FLORIDA

knowledge
  • Tindale Oliver developed parcel-level analysis to generate detailed housing affordability insights at the local level.

  • We compared this in-depth understanding of an area with case studies around Florida to recommend effective and feasible solutions tailored to the local context.

ACTIONABLE INSIGHT

Doral’s population is anticipated to grow by 74% between 2016 and 2030 to more than 100,000 people.

City of Doral Projected Population Graphic

There is a mismatch between places where people live and work: nearly 76% of workers living in Doral work outside of the city; nearly 94% of the jobs in the city are filled by workers who do not live there. More housing options for workers commuting into the city can help address the mismatch.

Graphic that represents people working/living in Doral

The Housing Master Plan defines a target workforce housing income range of 60-150% of the area median income to capture salaries and wages from workers in target industries and government jobs.

Units available for workers with incomes in the workforce housing range are limited, and there are more than 100 times more units available at the highest income level in this range than at the lowest income level. This finding signals a need for attainable housing, particularly at the lowest workforce income levels.

GUIDING REVITALIZATION,
TODAY AND TOMORROW

  • With only 4.5% of vacant land remaining, Doral must consider redevelopment to higher density multi-family residential in targeted redevelopment areas, such as industrial areas transitioning to residential and commercial and the brownfield site in eastern Doral.

  • Overall, 30% of for-purchase units in the city are in the workforce affordability range; the City should use this percentage as a baseline and at least maintain this affordability level in the near term. Further tracking and analysis can help determine a rental housing baseline and targets for increasing the stock of attainable workforce housing.

  • The City should consider inclusionary zoning with a density bonus and in-lieu fee.

For more information, please contact Ali Ankudowich
in our Tampa office (813) 224-8862.

GREAT INSIGHTS. GREATER OUTCOMES.

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