The move allows the property to be developed under County Jurisdiction, rather than city, and potentially at a higher intensity of development.
The property was approved for the Metromover Subzone, since it is within a five minute walk of a Metromover station. The county’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan calls for the highest level of development density and intensity within the urban area that includes the Metromover Subzone.
The church building on the property dates to 1925 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Several other properties were also approved to be added to the Metromover Subzone subzone last week, including one across the street from a Miami Worldcenter block where four towers are in the approval process.