Miami commissioners are scheduled to consider legislation at a meeting July 26 to revise the Miami 21 zoning code, restricting the construction of gambling facilities.
The zoning restrictions would codify rules that could make it nearly impossible to legally build casinos in the city’s urban core, by requiring a supermajority commission vote.
Under the new language, gambling facilities would only be allowed to be built as an exception, requiring a four fifths approval vote by the city commission.
Previously, the city’s Zoning Administrator had ruled that gambling facilities were considered “Entertainment Establishments,” and required an exception. The new legislation specifically adds that to the code.