Policy Summary

This provision sets standards/requirements for open spaces in developments in the "standard urban center districts." Among other things, it provides that, subject to certain restrictions, community gardens shall be permitted in all land use categories to satisfy such requirements, but limits sales locations for cultivated and harvested products of the community garden to permitted farmers markets and grocery stores.

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Miami-Dade
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Private open space requirements are expressly extended to multi-family residential developments, but the requirements may be less than for other residential developments. See §§ 33-284.86(D)(1)(b)(i)-(iii).

Health-related goal?

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

"The Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) contains directives to promote urban centers in places where mass transit, roadways, and highways are highly accessible." § 33-284.81(A).

Includes definitions?

§ 33-284.82

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Chapter 33 - Zoning, Article XXXIII(K) - Standard Urban Center District Regulations. History: Ord. No. 05-143, § 6, 7-7-05; Ord. No. 06-10, § 3, 1-24-06; Ord. No. 07-93, § 4, 7-10-07; Ord. No. 07-169, § 9, 11-6-07; Ord. No. 08-102, § 3, 9-2-08; Ord. No. 12-86, § 5, 10-2-12; Ord. No. 15-140, § 4, 12-1-15; Ord. No. 17-36, § 1, 6-6-17.


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