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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

No incentive to change

Miami’s Planning and Zoning  Department has admitted  recently to allowing more than a dozen instances where they have issued permits for homes  in the South Grove that do not conform to  the zoning laws.

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.

Glenn Patron
Coconut Grove

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Third level in residential single family home neighborhood is putting you on notice fourth and fifth floor are coming soon! Damaging property values require assessed value reduction.

March 28, 2017 12:17 PM  
Blogger anonymous said...

The director does not have that power. It is right in the code.

March 28, 2017 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The building department needs adult supervision.

March 29, 2017 3:41 PM  
Blogger L Kuv said...

The "tide may be turning" Mr. Patron. The City of Miami Commission nixed the developer's plans at Battersea Woods and the abutting property owners have filed an intervenor brief to make sure it stays that way.

March 30, 2017 9:48 PM  

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