Positions on Miami Beach Ballot Questions for November 3rd Election

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MDPL’s Board of Directors has taken the following positions on upcoming ballot questions which relate to our mission.

To read the full Voter Guide published by the City of Miami Beach, click here.

Ballot Question 4: Vote YES

Excerpt from the City of Miami Beach Voter’s Guide:

Ordinance authorizing reconstruction of original floor plates within interior of historic buildings Floor area ratio (“FAR”) is used by City to regulate the overall size of a building.

Currently, new floor area cannot be added to the interior of historic buildings that have no available floor area, unless City’s voters approve an FAR increase, under Charter Section 1.03(c).

Shall City adopt Ordinance authorizing reconstruction of original interior floor plates as part of restoration of historic buildings, if such floor plates were removed prior to June 4, 1997?

Ballot Question 5: Vote YES

Excerpt from the City of Miami Beach Voter’s Guide:

Floor Area Ratio Increase from 1.5 to 3.25 for Proposed Wolfsonian Arts District

Floor area ratio (“FAR”) is used by City to regulate the overall size of a building. Any increase to a property’s zoned FAR requires voter approval under Charter Section 1.03(c).

Shall City adopt ordinance increasing FAR from 1.5 to a maximum of 3.25, and limiting maximum height to 75 feet, for properties within proposed Wolfsonian Arts District, generally located at northeast corner of Washington Avenue and 10th Street, and located within CD-2 zoning district?

Additional Links:

Wolfsonian Expansion website, click here.

Ballot Question 6: Vote NO

Excerpt from the City of Miami Beach Voter’s Guide:

Ordinance excluding certain areas of a building from calculation of “floor area”

“Floor area” is used by City to regulate the overall size of a building. Any increase to a property’s maximum floor area requires voter approval under City Charter Section 1.03(c).

Shall City adopt an ordinance excluding the following areas from the calculation of a building’s floor area:

• Secured bicycle parking spaces,

• Stairwells / elevators located above main roof decks,

• Electrical transformer vault rooms, and

• Fire control rooms / related life-safety equipment?

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