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RU-4M – Modified Apartment House District

Uses permitted in:

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

RU-4M - 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 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). 

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

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

Minimum Lot Area, Frontage: Minimum area of land shall not be less than 10,000 square feet, having a minimum frontage of 100 feet. 

Maximum Number of Units (Density): The maximum number of dwelling units; 35.9 units per net acre. 

Building Height and # of Stories, Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Open Spaces

The maximum height of any structure in this district shall be 8 stories and shall not exceed 100 feet in height. See Section 33-207.3(B)(5) of the Miami-Dade County Zoning Code for additional information concerning FAR requirements. See Section 33-207.3(B)(7) for information regarding open space. Landscaping and trees shall be provided as per Chapter 18A of the Miami-Dade County Code.

Principal Building Setbacks

  • Front     25’
  • Rear       25’
  • Interior side    15’ (for structures up to 2 stories)
  • 20’ (for structures over 2 stories)
  • Side street          25’ 

Accessory Use Setbacks (utility sheds, gazebos, etc.)

  • Front              75’
  • Rear               5’   
  • Interior side                7.5’               
  • Side street     30’              
  • Between buildings   10’

Fences, Walls and Hedges

Height permitted             6’*

* In certain instances, the height may be limited to 2.5’ for visibility at intersections of within 10 feet of either side of driveways. 

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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