The city of Miami is considering changing zoning rules to require developers to build more parking, even if they are building near mass transit.
Under current rules, developers building within a Transit Oriented Development area or within a Transit Corridor area are allowed to request a waiver from normal parking minimums.
Under pending legislation, the ability to seek a 50% parking reduction waiver by paying into a transit fund in these areas would be eliminated.
Smaller new developments in these areas that are built with under 10,000 square feet of space are currently allowed to ask for a 100% parking waiver. That too would be eliminated.
Developers would still be able to ask for a 30% parking reduction in these areas. However, the process would change from being a waiver to being considered an exception.
Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to vote on the new proposal at a meeting on February 2.
According to the legislation summary, the applicant for the proposal is City Manager Art Noriega on behalf of the city.