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Miami City Commissioners take notice: Denver is moving toward approving its own form-based code later this year. The new code will replace  1950′s era Euclidean zoning categories (C1, R1, R2..etc) with transect based zoning categories (like Miami 21′s T-zones).  Denver’s code rewrite has been in the works for a couple of years (sound familiar?), but it enjoys the support of community residents and the Denver AIA, which had this to say:

“I think it will allow for more options for architects and their clients,” says Steven Carr, president of AIA Denver, which has endorsed the proposed code. “And it will make residents happier. They’ll have more choices about what they can do in their neighborhoods, but those choices will be based on specific contexts.”

At least the AIA in Denver is not as useless as the Miami AIA.  Lucky for us, local architect and professor at the Univeristy of Miami, Jose Gelabert-Navia, Principal of Perkins and Will (one of the largest architecture firms in the US) came out in support of Miami 21 in an editorial published in the Herald this morning.  He had this to say regarding the Miami AIA position on Miami 21:

The overwhelming majority of my profession had not endorsed the statement by the AIA board and many spoke that evening in support of the ordinance.

Makes you wonder who the Miami AIA represents?