We live in a beautiful neighborhood which draws a lot of interest from home buyers and developers but because of the neighborhood’s historic status, all property owners need to be aware that there are RESTRICTIONS when it comes to any changes you want to make to your property.
Save yourself money and headaches by checking on restrictions before starting any work on your home. All alterations visible from the street will need a 'Certificate of Appropriateness' before any permitting can be done. Please call or visit the Historic Preservation Officer at the City of Miami Planning Department (305-416-1453).
More information HERE.
Article 5 of the Miami 21 Code should be your go to reference.
Guidance is also avaialble from the Buena Vista East Design Advisory Committee.
We are currently working with the Dade Heritage Trust (http://dadeheritagetrust.org/) on design guidelines specific to our neighborhood. While this is ongoing, here are a few tips:
DID YOU KNOW that living in a historic neighborhood not only increases your property value but you are potentially eligible for certain ad valorem tax incentives?