Rapid Transit Zones
Miami-Dade’s County’s first mass transit ordinances for Rapid Transit Zones (RTZs) were developed in the 1970s. Bilzin Sumberg’s Chair of Land Development & Government Relations, Stanley Price, served as a principle draftsmen for these laws, which gave Miami-Dade County jurisdiction over rapid transit development within its borders. Over the last several years, as Miami and its environs have grown rapidly due to rising immigration and inbound investment, Rapid Transit Zones, and the transit-oriented developments within their boundaries, have taken center stage among real estate investors and developers.
With a scarcity of developable land, mixed-use and transit-oriented development within such specially regulated Rapid Transit Zones represent the future of sustainable development in Miami-Dade County. As Rapid Transit Zones have grown in importance for accommodating urban growth, Bilzin Sumberg has become the go-to firm for investors seeking to develop within RTZs. In addition to deep familiarity with the zoning laws, regulations, and incentives unique to RTZs, the firm’s attorneys possess the key relationships at the county and local level, and the business insights on investment trends shaping RTZs, to counsel investors and developers both strategically and at the project level as they consider developing within Rapid Transit Zones.