Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to hear a request by several Brickell property owners to include their properties in the county’s the Metromover zone, where higher intensity projects are allowed.
Dade’s Metromover Subzone of the Rapid Transit Zone allows more intense usage than local city rules would. Miami-Dade’s rules also supersede stricter Miami 21 zoning regulations.
The goal of the county’s Rapid Transit Zone is to increase density around the Metrorail and Metromover.
Miami commissioners recently considering legislation that would have declared their Miami 21 zoning code to be a higher standard, and require that all projects in the city meet that code. However, the commissioners recently deferred a vote on that legislation.
The private property owners now requesting to be included in the Metromover subzone are:
888 Brickell Avenue – the owners of this property had submitted plans to the city in 2016 for a 38-story office tower
90 SW 8 Street – Israel developer Gazit Horizons wants to maximize a project on this site. They were originally considering a 48-story tower
120 SW 8th Street – This property was recently listed for sale by a broker.
The county also wants to include their own properties at 445 SW 6 Street, 450 SW 5 Street, and 400 SW 5 Street. The County uses those properties for elderly and affordable housing, and wants to redevelop them. They are less than a 10-minute walk from the Metromover, and contiguous.
Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to consider the proposal at a meeting on December 1.
The 2016 proposal for 888 Brickell:
A broker listing for 120 SW 8 ST:
Gazit’s early plans for a 48-story tower at 90 SW 8 ST:
The proposed county legislation:
City legislation to overrule the county was deferred this month: