City Of Miami Updates To Wynwood NRD-1 Zoning District – Real Estate

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

20 September 2022

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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At this week’s City of Miami Commission meeting, the City of Miami adopted a series of important
amendments to the Miami 21 Zoning Code. These amendments
specifically impact the Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization
District (NRD-1) overlay area. The boundaries of the Wynwood NRD-1
area are depicted in the map to the right. The amendments were
introduced to foster medium-scale development and promote the
transition of Wynwood from an industrial district into a diverse,
mixed-use residential neighborhood.

Included in those amendments were regulatory changes related to
use, parking, height, and review process. More particularly, the
following is a summary of the significant amendments included in
the Wynwood NRD-1 legislation:

  • Micro units are now permitted in the entire NRD-1 overlay area.
    Under Miami 21, micro units are [multi-family residential dwelling
    units with sanitary facilities and kitchen facilities that are
    between 275 and 400 square feet. Micro units are intended to address the
    region’s affordability crisis, and may benefit from parking
    relaxations and other zoning incentives under Miami 21.]
  • All new buildings in the NRD-1 area must now go before the
    Wynwood Design Review Committee (WDRC). Prior to this amendment,
    only those projects larger than 200,000 square feet were required
    to go before the WDRC.
  • On-street parking spaces can no longer be counted towards
    minimum parking requirements in the NRD-1 area.
  • A 100% parking reduction is now available for buildings up to
    20,000 square feet in the NRD-1 area. Previously, the 100% parking
    reduction was only available for buildings up to 10,000 square
    feet.
  • Roof extensions may now extend up to 18 feet above the maximum
    height, and may include amenity and commercial space. Previously,
    roof extensions were only permitted to 10 feet. This change
    recognizes the increasing activation of roof top amenity space
    within Wynwood.

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