City of Miami

Miami Commission votes to take over mural regulation from state

 

crabin@MiamiHerald.com

The city of Miami took control of regulating its own mural laws from the state of Florida on Thursday, as commissioners voted to cement a long-sought agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation.

Only Commissioner Frank Carollo voted against the measure, fearing selective enforcement of code violators, he said. It passed 4-1.

It will now be up to the city to make sure murals — essentially large screens with advertising on a building wall — are at minimum 660 feet from a federal roadway, and at least 300 feet from each other. The distance law is less stringent in the city's entertainment district.

Currently there 27 murals hanging in Miami. A city ordinance allows up to 45. But if more than 35 are built, Miami has to split the revenue with FDOT, which the city estimates could be as much as $1.2 million.

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