Leveraging Unit Density Overlays for Enhanced Residential Zoning in Miami

Unlocking the Potential of Residential Density Increase Areas Overlay (RDIA)

Unit Density Overlays significantly alter the landscape of residential zoning. In the City of Miami, depending on the property's location within the Residential Density Increase Areas Overlay (RDIA), unit allowances can increase almost sixfold compared to base zoning. RDIA's scope extends east of I-95, from south of Brickell to north of the Omni.

The Impact of RDIA on T6 and CI-HD Zoning Districts

RDIA primarily affects zones beginning with T6; technically, it also influences CI-HD zones, although none currently exist under this overlay area. The foundational density rule for all T6 and CI-HD zones is 150 units per acre. However, within the RDIA overlay, this could escalate to as high as 1,000 units per acre, depending on the specific location.

Exploring the Depth of District Densities for Investment Opportunities

In the coming days, I will delve deeper into different districts, ranging from the lowest to the highest densities, to identify viable investment opportunities. Concurrently, we'll explore potential barriers preventing us from maximizing this overlay's full development potential.

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Author Olivia Ramos
Founder and CEO of Deepblocks, holds master's degrees in Architecture from Columbia University and Real Estate Development from the University of Miami. Her achievements before Deepblocks include designing Big Data navigation software for the Department of Defense's DARPA Innovation House and graduating from Singularity University's Global Solutions and Accelerator programs.