City of Miami Beach, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, www.miamibeachfl.gov
|TO: Land Use and Sustainability Committee|
|FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|
|DATE: May 6, 2020|
PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN HISTORIC AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS – MXE REGULATIONS.
Conclude the item and recommend that the City Commission approve the subject ordinance.
Conclude the item and recommend that the City Commission approve the ordinance in accordance with the analysis herein.
On February 12, 2020, the City Commission approved, at first reading, an ordinance reducing the parking requirements for hotel and residential uses in the CD-2 zoning districts within the Normandy Isles national register conservation district. At the request of Commissioner Ricky Arriola, the City Commission referred the MXE portion of the subject ordinance to the Land Use and Sustainability Committee (Item R5 H).
The subject ordinance, as originally proposed, would reduce the parking requirements for hotel and residential uses in the following, limited areas of the City:
1. CD-2 zoning districts within the Normandy Isles national register conservation district.
2. MXE zoning districts south of 16th Street.
The attached map shows the MXE areas of the City that the new parking reductions are intended to apply. Overlaid into this map are locations of existing parking facilities, as well as dedicated transit stops and ridership information for these stops. This map illustrates how transit stops and parking facilities are well within the established industry standard walking distance of ¼ mile, or 1,500 feet.
On February 12, 2020, the City Commission approved the subject ordinance at first reading, but only for the Normandy Isle portion of the legislation. The MXE portion of the proposal was bi-furcated and referred to the LUSC for further discussion.
The March 17, 2020 LUSC meeting was postponed and the item was placed on the May 6, 2020 LUSC agenda.
|The subject ordinance only applies to new construction (existing buildings do not have a parking requirement); as such, the number of actual spaces required is limited to the square footage of new construction, which is typically in the form of a ground level or roof-top addition. Attached are illustrations of recent projects, approved or contemplated, within the MXE area south of 16th Street. As the LUSC will note, the impact of these projects, from a size standpoint is minimal. |
The administration believes that the subject ordinance is good policy and will be an incentive for existing buildings to be renovated and restored, as additions will be more economically feasible. All addition and renovation proposals within the MXE district are subject to the review and approval of the Historic Preservation Board. This will ensure that any proposed additions are limited, as well as sensitive and contextually compatible with both the structure on site and the surrounding area.
Finally, as noted on the attached map, a number of publicly accessible parking structures have been built in and abutting the MXE district since 1991. With the recent adoption of the City-wide mobility fee, which replaced the concurrency management fee for traffic, a broader measurement for mobility, as opposed to solely vehicular traffic, has been put in place. The mobility fee takes into account all mobility aspects of a project and is not limited solely to vehicular congestion and off-site vehicular storage.
|The administration recommends that the Land Use and Sustainability Committee transmit the proposed ordinance back to the City Commission for first reading with a favorable recommendation.|
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?|| ||Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?|
|Yes|| ||No|| |