The Real Deal Miami

Miami 21 rezoning rejected

August 07, 2009 02:29PM

Miami commissioners voted to discard the comprehensive zoning revamp that would have transformed future development and been a keystone of Mayor Manny Diaz’s political legacy. Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez cast the deciding vote, citing a series of amendments he feared would open Miami to litigation. He and Commissioner Tomás Regalado are seen as the leading contenders for the outgoing Diaz’s seat. The plan was intended to cultivate localized, pedestrian neighborhood development in the city.