Co-Living residential buildings could become a new legal zoning designation under the Miami 21 Code, if commissioners agree.
Here’s what is being proposed:
Co-Living Building – would be defined as a building that devotes at least 10% of gross floor area to shared amenity space (excluding lobbies, mailrooms, and circulation corridors).
Co-Living Residence – consists of a minimum of four and a maximum of six co-living rooms. Must have a full kitchen.
Co-Living room – a private room with a bathroom, and optional limited kitchen. 180 square foot minimum size, 400 square foot max.
Units per acre – each co-living room counts as .25 of a dwelling unit.
Parking – minimum of 0.5 parking spaces per co-living room must be built, plus a guest space for every 10 rooms. Payment in lieu of constructing parking spaces into the city’s Parking Trust Fund is permitted to satisfy up to 30% of the requirement. One bike space must also be built per each two co-living rooms.
The right to build using the new co-living designation will only be permitted in certain areas, generally those designated as Transit Oriented Development zones.
Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to consider the proposal at a meeting on January 20.