June 26, 2016
A new 8 unit rental building is coming to East Little Havana on a vacant lot, with a twist – no parking spaces. Developer Andrew Frey plans to take advantage of a zoning amendment that he helped adapt, and he advocated to the Miami city commissioners. This amendment allows construction of small buildings without parking in some sections of the city.
The amendment, which was approved last October, eliminates the requirement for developers to include parking spaces for building with less that 10,000 square feet if they are near streets with widely available public parking. Although small commercial and apartment buildings were some of the earliest developed projects in areas like Coral Gables and Miami Beach, the trend for them has nearly ended and now, Frey hopes to revive that trend.