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Miami Approves New Zoning For Neighborhood Near Wynwood

A neighborhood on the north side of Wynwood has been rezoned, with the hopes of spurring more investment and redevelopment in the area.

The City Commission unanimously approved the Wynwood Norte rezoning plan on March 25. The plan covers 140 acres west of Midtown Miami and north of Wynwood. The largest pocket of development would be on Northwest 36th Street, the north side of Northwest 29th Street and North Miami Avenue. The new zoning would allow up to eight stories of mixed-use development, or five stories for purely residential.

With more flexible parking requirements under the new zoning, it would be easier to build two- and three-story apartment buildings and small retail spaces. A fourth story could be added for projects with 20% affordable housing.

The rezoning process was largely driven by residents of the neighborhood, who advocated for the creation of the Wynwood Norte Neighborhood Revitalization District with this legislation. While Miami’s overall population has grown in recent years, the population in Wynwood Norte has fallen by nearly 50% since 1985. There are many vacant lots, so the hope is the new zoning will encourage more building to welcome new residents and businesses.

 

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