No incentive to change
Included in the list structure with “mistakes” made by Miami’s Planning and Zoning are 4039 & 4049 Ventura Ave in the South Grove. Amongst the variances approved without the warrant process is the construction of a third level that exceeds height limits of NCD3 3.6 **.
This is a “case in point” of the whole problem. The P&Z director has the power to order this addition demolished (Miami Municipal Code sec 2108). If he were to do so it would send a powerful message to the developers and the City that an end run around the rules could be costly.
But, in the absence of any reprimand of city personnel or financial consequences to the developers who make extra profit profits from their oversize structures that displace our trees there will be no incentive for them to change.
I don’t assume that publishing this make make a huge change, but it might help.
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