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Understanding Density vs Height

Understanding Density vs Height

Everyone has an opinion about density and height, however the relationship between the two is often misinterpreted and misused. Which is why it’s crucial to understand the differences and realize they are NOT the same thing. For the purpose of zoning, density measures...
Affordability Through Zoning

Affordability Through Zoning

Affordability is a multifaceted issue that needs to be attacked across SEVERAL fronts. There simply is NO silver bullet that can solve all the individual problems we are facing. To loosely name a few of the problems, we have policy, zoning, transit and economic...
Parking Maximums not Minimums

Parking Maximums not Minimums

Right now the Miami21 zoning code dictates the minimum parking requirements for each building type and use. In some case this is MORE parking that needed and in other cases it is TOO LITTLE, however EVERY project is obligated to have parking. Rather than having the...
Parking Rules Architecture

Parking Rules Architecture

Parking and Architecture have a very strange relationship. Architecture in its essence is formulaic. Beyond esthetics, a building has to perform a certain way and therefore it is restricted by these functional requirements. Anyone that has studied Modernist...
Miami21 Transects: Subcategories and Uses

Miami21 Transects: Subcategories and Uses

Within each Transect there are several subcategories that regulate the uses and intensity of a development. The main categories are Restricted, Limited, and Open and are displayed after each Transect with their first letter, for example a T4-L is short for T4-Limited....