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Miami Beach Reining in Giant Houses Even More

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The City of Miami Beach is proposing to shrink the maximum allowed size of houses in single-family neighborhoods yet again, in an effort to thwart massive new McMansions that are out of scale with their historic neighbors, reports The Real Deal. It could also thwart the construction of some of those new houses in the first place and thus the demolition of older, historic ones, if developers aren't allowed to build anything that much bigger. If approved, the new rules would limit home square footage to 45 percent of lot size instead of 50 percent and lot coverage area to 25 percent instead of 30. The zoning change isn't as drastic as the previous decrease, which went into effect less than two years ago and decreased allowable square footage from 70 to 50, but it would impact a number of houses currently being planned or under construction,
· Miami Beach to reduce sizes of single family homes [Real Deal]