Miami Could Change Zoning Rules To Allow For Bigger Balconies

City officials are considering amending the Miami 21 zoning code to allow for bigger balconies.

The proposed changes would allow for balconies on the eighth floor of a building or above to encroach three feet into the required setback.

Under current rules, no encroachments into the setback are permitted above the eighth level except for shading and screening devices that promote energy efficiency. The modification would apply to the T6 Transect Zones.

Miami’s Planning Department is recommending approval of the changes. The Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board was scheduled to review the new rule at a meeting last week, and the full commission will ultimately need to approve or deny the changes.