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 Specific to T5 Zones

Building disposition describes where the building sits in relation to the lot or parcel. The following are the specific regulations that apply to building disposition in a T5 zone. The diagrams below explain building setback requirements. There are also regulations ensuring that transitions occur between transects, and if there are situations where a T5 would be adjacent to (or abut) a T3 or T4, that additional transitions and setbacks occur creating a natural separation between buildings of incrementing capacity.



a. Lot Area

    - With rear vehicular access

5,000 sq.ft  min.; 40,000 sq ft. max

1,200 sq.ft  min.; 40,000 sq ft. max

b. Lot Width

    - With rear vehicular access

50 ft. min.

16 ft. min.

c. Lot Coverage 80% max. 
d. Floor Lot Ratio (FLR) n/a
e. Frontage at front setback 70% min.
f. Green space Requirements 10% lot area min.
g. Density 65 du/acre max.


a. Principal Front 10 ft. min.
b. Secondary Front 10 ft. min.
c. Side 0 ft. 
d. Rear 0 ft. min.
e. Abutting Side & Rear T4 6 ft. min.
     Abutting Side & Rear T3 10% of Lot Depth** min. through 2nd Story; 26 ft. min. above 2nd Story


**10% Lot Depth for Lots more than 120' deep ; 6 ft. min. for Lots less than  120' deep.


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Building Configuration describes how the building is modeled (its shape and form).

Within building configuration, the following aspects are regulated: the building’s frontage, its façade, its height and any elements that protrude from the building such as porches and carports. There are no architectural design standards relating to style in the Miami 21 Zoning Code.


The frontage of a building is the area in front of the building. In T5 zones, the frontages are likely to be shorter and the sidewalks larger, in order to encourage pedestrian activity. Examples of T5 frontages would be: forecourts, stoops, but also shopfronts, awnings and arcades.


This chart regulates what type of frontages are allowed in T5

a. Common Lawn prohibited
B. Porch and Fence prohibited
C. Terrace or Light Court prohibited
D. Forecourt permitted
e. Stoop permitted
f. Shopfront permitted (T5L & T5O only)
g. Gallery permitted by Special Area Plan
h. Arcade permitted by Special Area Plan





Building Height
Building height is also regulated within the building’s configuration. Under the Miami 21 Zoning Code, height is regulated in stories.

Height regulations are important for buildings in T5 zones and higher in order to ensure a transitions between transect zones. Precautions have been made to ensure that building height is restricted in T5 zones that are next to (or abut) T3 and T4 zones.

a. Minimum Height 2 stories
b: Maximum Height 5 stories
c. Max. Benefit Height 1 story abutting D1














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