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Miami Beach relaxes rules on development, pools, restaurants

New legislation eliminates the need for a variety of variances and makes it easier to develop in North Beach Town Center

Miami Beach loosens regulations for real estate developers and small businesses
Miami Beach loosens regulations for real estate developers and small businesses

It just got a little easier to develop real estate, including hotels and pools at single-family homes, as well as run a restaurant serving alcohol in Miami Beach.

The Miami Beach City Commission on Wednesday approved four laws that eliminate the need to seek variances on commonly requested issues such as room size for a redeveloped historic property, signage for businesses, and, in certain areas, requirements for alcohol-serving restaurants.

The new regulations affect real estate developers, business owners, and even homeowners, allowing them to avoid seeking variances that are almost always granted by Miami Beach’s land use boards.

One of the new codes will also make it easier for developers to build within North Beach Town Center, a 10-block area in the northern part of Miami Beach where the city wants to encourage pedestrian friendly, mixed-use development.

“This is better for business, better for staff, better for boards,” said Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman, who proposed the legislation. “This is one of the ways the city of Miami Beach is trying to make it easier to do business within the city.”

Read on >>> Source: The Real Deal Miami Beach relaxes rules on development, pools, restaurants

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