The Real Deal Miami

Miami zoning overhaul shelved

December 18, 2009 10:45AM

City commissioners have delayed the implementation of the massive zoning code revision known as Miami 21 for three months, opening the door to alterations and major changes to the plan. New Mayor Tomás Regalado sought the delay, continuing his opposition to former Mayor Manny Diaz’s pro-development stance. Regalado’s delay is mainly aimed at increasing public input for specific projects, a goal of the activist group Miami Neighborhoods United. The organization sought amendments to Miami 21 to allow this provision when the plan was being shepherded through the political process. The code now becomes effective May 20, 90 days later than its original Feb. 19 date. [Miami Herald]