South Beach revamp goal questioned: Who is beneficiary?
Written by Kylea Henseler on December 1, 2020
In revamping South Beach’s Mixed-Use Entertainment District, Miami Beach officials plan to use a mix of carrots and sticks to incentivize positive development and discourage bad operators. But as the city explores amending zoning to be more developer-friendly, some commissioners and residents question the goals of proposals and are asking staff to look closely at their implications.
At a Land Use and Sustainability Committee meeting Nov. 24, commissioners heard proposals for zoning amendments to allow a maximum building height of 75 feet on Collins Avenue for hotels and waive parking fees for new buildings and additions that do not provide on-site parking.
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