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RU-4L – Limited Apartment House District

Uses permitted in the

  • RU-1, RU-1M(a), RU-1M(b), RU-2, RU-3 and RU-TH Districts
  • Swimming Pools
  • Sheds
  • Carports

RU-4L - Diagram

What is Zoning? Zoning controls the use and development of land and buildings for the health, welfare and safety of the community.

What is Setback? A setback is the required minimum horizontal distance between the front, sides, and rear of the lot to the building.

What is Lot Coverage? It is the percentage of the overall area of the site that the building occupies (building area under roof at ground level/total lot area = lot coverage percentage).

Does my shed have to comply with any regulations? Yes, all structures must comply with setback requirements and sheds must meet accessory use setbacks and rear lot coverage requirements.

What is an Easement? An easement grants access to private property for utility installation and maintenance.  No structure, fence or tree may be placed in an easement without the written consent of all utility companies that have the right to access an easement.  Your survey will show all easements that are located on your property.

Maximum Lot Coverage: Maximum lot coverage shall be 30% of net lot area.

Minimum Lot Area, Frontage: Minimum area of land shall be 10,000 square feet, having a minimum frontage of 100 feet. 

Maximum Number of Units (Density)

The maximum number of dwelling units shall be determined on the basis of a total of twenty three (23) dwelling units per net acre.

Building Height, No. of Stories, Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Open Space

The maximum height of any structure in this district shall be 6 stories and shall not exceed 75 feet in height.  See Section 33-207.2(B)(5) of the Miami-Dade County Zoning Code for additional information concerning (FAR) requirements.  Open space shall be provided on the basis of 25% for structures not exceeding 4 stories; 35% for structure over 4 stories.

Landscaping and trees required shall be provided as per Chapter 18A of the Miami-Dade County Code.

Principal Building Setbacks

  • Front    25’                            
  • Rear       25’
  • Interior side    15’ (structures no more than 2 stories) 
  • Side Street     25’         
  • Front       75’  
  • Rear       5’           
  • Interior side       7.5’
  • Side street     30’         
  • Between Buildings    30’

Fences, Walls and Hedges

Maximum height 6 feet.*

*   In certain instances, the height may be limited to 2.5’ for visibility at intersections. 

The regulations contained herein are general in nature and are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Board of County Commissioners. It is advisable to contact Regulatory & Economic Resources Department at (305) 375-2800 to ascertain whether more restrictive regulations may apply to specific developments.

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