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 8 Articles of the Zoning Code
  Article 1 Definitions
Defines key terms in the Code in order to ensure their precise use.

This article is broken up into three sections for ease of use:
      Section 1.1—defines building types, determined by their specific use
      (single family house, entertainment facility, civil support space, duplex, etc.)
      Section 1.2—general definitions listed in alphabetical order
      Section 1.3—defines all types of signs

  Article 2 General Provisions
Establishes the intent and purpose of the Code.
You can read the goals of Miami 21: neighborhood conservation, encouraging green building, improving relationship between high density and low density areas, etc. You can also read about the Code’s guiding principles, listed from the general to the specific.
Introduces the transect
Establishes the applicability of the Code
Lists what ordinances and official documents are replaced by the Miami 21 Zoning Code and Atlas.
General calculations
Explains how to calculate transect zone boundaries and when to round numerical calculations up.

  Article 3 General to Zones
Explains regulations that apply to all the transect zones:
     - structure for requirements related to density
     - general guidance for phasing, lots and frontages, height
     - parking and loading
     - fences and walls
     - sustainability standards
     - public thoroughfares
     - Special Area Plans
     - Waterfront Standards
     - the Public Benefits Program
     - references to Design Guidelines and Neighborhood Conservation Districts (NCD's)

 Article 4 Standards and Tables
Provides the reader with a snapshot of all the specific rules and regulations that apply to all the transect zones
Such as: uses and building function, intensity, parking and loading requirements, etc.
The tables provide information for comparisons of all transect zones.

  Article 5 Specific to Zones
Establishes the transect zones and the regulations that apply within each transect zone:
     - Building disposition—where the building sits in relation to the lot or parcel
     - Building Configuration—how the building is molded (its shape and form)
     -Function and intensity—uses allowed in each transect zone and the percentage of the building that may accommodate that use and/or varying degrees of that use
     -Landscape standards
     -Parking standards
     -Standards that integrate individual property with the public realm. 
      Such as pedestrian orientation, landscape standards, parking liners, building frontages, etc.
     -A successional (sequential) relationship between transects
      Prior and subsequent transects are related and increase in their intensity, ensuring a smooth succession of environments

Diagrams and tables accompany also text in this article.

  Article 6 Supplemental Regulations
Sets forth regulations that apply to specific uses in addition to the general regulations and transect regulations set forth in other articles.
     These supplemental regulations address:
     - minimum dwelling unit size
     - piers, docks, wharves, and boats
     - home occupations/home office
     - ancillary units, community residences; adult daycare; child daycare
     - automotive uses
     - helistops
     - adult entertainment or adult services
     - sign standards.

  Article 7 Procedures and Nonconformities

Sets out the rules for applying the Code and addressing conflicts with the Code.
Contains the regulations for the further development of nonconforming uses and structures
Those existing uses and structures that upon passage of the Code will not conform to the new regulations.
Details the zoning processes by which development and redevelopment will be permitted by the City, including administrative permits and permits requiring public hearings.
Establishes general criteria by which administrative permits and public hearing permits will be reviewed.

  Article 8 Thoroughfares
Sets forth guidelines and definitions for public thoroughfares, as well as a catalogue of thoroughfares appropriate to various Transect Zones.


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