Miami To Adopt Form-Based Zoning

City leaders say Miami's zoning code encourages insensitive development.
April 25, 2005, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Miami's antiquated, patchwork code encourages poor planning. But "Miami 21" will attempt to remedy this by replacing the old zoning rules with new 'form-based' codes.

a sweeping plan that over the next two years would replace the old zoning rules with a new ''form-based'' code designed to weave new development into a cohesive and lively urban fabric -- protected neighborhoods, appropriately scaled and sidewalk-friendly buildings, walkable streets, open plazas and green spaces, all with an attractive and consistent look.

That's the vision.

Then there is reality..."

Thanks to Scott Reale

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Published on Sunday, April 24, 2005 in The Miami Herald

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