- The goal is a simple ''form-based'' zoning code that clearly and concisely delineates where intensive development is appropriate and where it isn't, and outlines how buildings should be shaped to ensure attractive, people-friendly streets.
Miami would be the first major U.S. city to adopt such a code.
It will be written by the Miami firm of AndrÈs Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, co-founders of the New Urbanist movement, which seeks to revive the principles of traditional town planning -- denser, compact development and walkable streets -- as an alternative to auto-dependent urban sprawl.
Miami to Scrap Its Zoning Code
The City of Miami, FL is about to embark on a multi-year comprehensive planning process that will include a complete rewrite of its zoning code: