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Bay Harbor considers fixing “zoning mistake”

Currently, balconies are included into total building coverage calculations
October 10, 2014 04:30PM

Bay Harbor Island

Bay Harbor Islands

Bay Harbor Islands officials are considering altering what town staff say was a mistake in its zoning code.

Currently, the code includes balconies in its total building coverage calculations, according to the Miami Herald. By including balconies, buildings come out slightly smaller than would normally be allowed.

According to assistant town attorney Frank Simone, this practice of including balconies into calculations is unique to Bay Harbor and cannot be found anywhere else in Miami-Dade County.

“I think it was missed here because nowhere else does this occur,” Simone said. [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron