Miami To Vote On Adding Co-Living To The Zoning Code (Parking Will Still Be Required)

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.

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Since these buildings are supposed to be in transit oriented areas, instead of payment into the parking fund, why not have the payment go into a transit fund?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why not eliminate the parking requirement entirely and let the market decide?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yes, or parking maximums.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Or at least minimize it

Anonymous
6 months ago

I guess you walk to work. And at sawyers landing the roads can handle

Anonymous
6 months ago

Because it makes too much sense.

Anonymous
6 months ago

thank you!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Not sure who the target audience is but it’s a sign that Miami is becoming a major city as I only saw these spaces in places like NYC, etc.

Azarius
6 months ago

The targets are ppl making 40k-60k and don’t want to be a full adult yet. So they pay $1400 for two roommates but live downtown in a building with monthly subscribed amenities disguised as affordable 🤣 rather live in a Melo building cost about the same less ppl

Anonymous
6 months ago

$1400/mo is a mortgage+HOA payment on a really nice townhouse or even SFH in Kendall that you OWN and live in without strangers. They need to try “adulting”. There are plenty of Mr/Ms Rights for horny singles to chase after in the burbs too, sheesh whatta joke.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yea, but then you have to live in Kendall

Anonymous
6 months ago

They got this all screwed up. Each co-living unit should be required to have space for bike storage in a secured bicycle room.

Require even .5 spaces per unit is ridiculous. Adding up driveway aisles, ramps, and the parking space would be nearly just as much space as the living unit.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Do away with parking and add that t the living sq footage

Anonymous
6 months ago

Bruh chill with that petty BS

Anonymous
6 months ago

So basically a college dorm

Anonymous
6 months ago

Personally I would never want to live in a co-living unit, but to each his own.
Whatever brings more development is good with me

Love me do
6 months ago

Let the market decide: we must say no to parking minimums. The anti-growthers want to throw every cost they can onto development, but we just have to lay down the law, and make it clear that imposing millions of extra costs is just not what the city needs or wants.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great 🙂

Azarius
6 months ago

I hate what Miami has turned co-living into. It use to be affordable now it’s overpriced and defeats the purpose for co living.

Anonymous
6 months ago

yes, and with the micro hotel unit most of the benefit has gone to developers pockets.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s cheaper than “regular living” and that’s the point. Can’t be almost free

Anonymous
6 months ago

Especially when it’s in the central core and includes resort style amenities. Try selling co-living units in a Hong Kong style concrete box with no pool or luxury fitness center.

Anonymous
6 months ago

TNB

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why not let developers develop as they see fit. The market knows better.

Anonymous
6 months ago

END MANDITORY PARKING MINIMUMS

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s called a boarding house or SRO. Why reinvent the wheel?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Less parking doesn’t accomplish much. We still need to get to the transit in our heat and rain.
Let’s get back to sawyers landing north ees

Democratic Worker
6 months ago

instead of paying into a Parking Trust Fund builders should be allowed to pay into a fund for free school meals for MDPS kids. how many signatures would a referendum need to charge builders a $8k per space payment, say, into a school meals fund to forgo parking requirements? lots of jobs for construction workers and lunch ladies and lots more living and working space

Anonymous
6 months ago

Has anybody checked the rates of current co-living units? So now a room will come with a price tag of 1000-1500. It’s insane and so disrespectful what elected officials are permitting in this city!!!!!

A.H.
5 months ago

This legislation was denied by PZAB yesterday because it did not address the city-wide affordability goals that the City claimed it would. Thankfully, PZAB saw right through it as soon as: (a) $1,300 for a room was the rent sought, (b) it required luxury amenities; (c) Co-living was limited exclusively to rich neighborhood (Grove and Wynwood). Hopefully, Commissioners will also see this legislation for what it is: a gun aimed at renters seeking affordability.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If the shared spaces aren’t maintain then there will be tragedy of the common areas.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I suppose the rent includes hefty premiums for housecleaning.

Zoo
6 months ago

How does this idea work for pets? Can the individual residents have pets? How will all that play out? Multiple pets all barking at each other and running into each other’s area? If pet ownership is exclude or doesn’t work you cut yourself off to 2/3 of the market. Seems doomed for failure.

Anonymous
6 months ago

If you can’t afford a real apartment then you can’t afford a dog.

Also, where did you get 2/3 from? Nowhere near that in my bldg. and dogs are allowed.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The X Miami doesn’t allow pets and it’s doing so good, they’re building a bigger and better one right next door

Anonymous
6 months ago

They’re actually not doing well at all and have the highest eviction count of any building in the downtown, they’ve replaced the entire management team twice over the past couple years too