Miami Beach Resilient Development Code
Miami Beach, FL

Project Type: Urban design, Building design, Historic preservation,
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Miami Beach Resilient Development Code

Project Type: Form-Based and Resiliency Code
Project Status: Ongoing
Dates: November 2020 – Present
Site Area: Citywide (9,740 AC)
Team: Plusurbia + Perkins+Will (lead)
Client: City of Miami Beach, FL

Plusurbia was part of a multi-disciplinary team that included architects, engineers, and scientists capable of transforming the existing and outdated Code into a new document that established guidelines for new construction for the next fifty years. The team spent months meeting with community groups, architects, developers, and a number of Public Citizen Boards and the City’s Planning Department to lead them into a new and visionary Code that would address many of the issues and possible remedies to the devastating effects of sea-water rise.

This project consisted of drafting a new form-based style resiliency code, tailored specifically to Miami Beach and focusing on resilience adaptation and mitigation strategies. This code simplifies use requirements, focusing on building orientation, scale, context, and building frontages. This code will provide City staff, developers, and the community with clear and consistent rules and regulations to which new development must conform.

This form-based style resiliency code enables the City to formulate a strategic plan that will continue to promote and protect the historic character of the distinct neighborhoods, while identifying areas for sustainable growth and development.

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