News: Neighborhood Preservation


Various proposals to preserve the character of Miami Beach’s residential neighborhoods are currently being considered.
On the table are two possible ordinances. One would offer incentives to homeowners who want to preserve their homes. The other seeks to minimize the impact of large “McMansion” style houses on our residential neighborhoods. The details of both proposals will be discussed and debated in the coming weeks.
We want you to be aware of the latest information in this fast paced – and complicated – series of events.
As always, your participation is strongly encouraged.

Planning Board
Tuesday, August 27 at 5pm
Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive
The Planning Board will discuss a proposal to temporarily halt demolition permits for architecturally significant single family homes built prior to 1942. The hope is that this proposal will give all stakeholders time to study and formulate the specifics of the new proposals.
We urge you to attend and voice your support for this measure that was referred to the Planning Board by the Miami Beach City Commission.

Single Family Homes Symposium
Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
Join Miami Design Preservation League for a panel discussion on the need to protect historic homes and limit the size of new houses in Miami Beach’s residential neighborhoods. The panel of experts will be announced shortly. At the symposium, MDPL will present and explain our proposals for this pressing issue.

City Commission Workshop on Single Family Home Zoning
Monday, September 23 at 2:30pm
City Manager’s Large Conference Room, 4th Floor
Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive
The staff of the City’s Planning Department will present their proposals for new single family home zoning to the City Commission’s Land Use and Development Committee. The committee is expected to vote on the proposals and forward the new legislation to the Planning Board for consideration. The meeting is open to the public.

Planning Board
Tuesday, September 24
Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive
The Planning Board is expected to discuss the new zoning ordinance as approved by the City Commission’s Land Use and Development Committee on September 23.


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