North Bay Village Commission Approves a New Progressive Sustainability Code

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2021
Contact: Helen Roldan
Director of Communications
(786) 582-0151
North Bay Village Commission Approves a New Progressive Sustainability Code
At its recent March 9th Village Commission meeting, the Commissioners approved a progressive green building code, introducing several key sustainability features.
North Bay Village, FL – North Bay Village is making strides toward becoming a local leader in sustainability and resilience.  The Village Commission recently passed a new green building code that strengthens its future built environment by advancing mitigation and adaptation measures in light of climate change. The new ordinance incentivizes elements such as:
  • Green roofs;
  • Electric vehicle charging stations; and,
  • Solar panels in new construction.
 “This ordinance represents an exciting next step in the Village’s journey toward becoming a more resilient three-island paradise,” stated North Bay Village Commissioner Rachel Streitfeld.
What makes this code so progressive? It immediately affects all new development and re-development in North Bay Village, such as any new multi-family, residential, hotel, and mixed-use projects.
To achieve this thoughtful and bold ordinance, the Village relied on its Sustainability & Resilience Task ForcePlanning and Zoning Advisory BoardVillage Planner, and industry experts to weigh in on long-term projections facing NBV, a coastal city located at the heart of Biscayne Bay.
The Village has many development opportunities, particularly along the 79th Street Causeway, due to several available development/re-development sites.
“We look forward to sustainable urban development that reflects our home in the middle of Biscayne Bay: this new ordinance delivers a standard of environmentally-conscious design while maintaining the utmost flexibility for property owners,” stated Commissioner Streitfeld.
About North Bay Village: North Bay Village is a three-island paradise located in Miami-Dade County. Incorporated in 1945, the Village has roughly 4.75 miles of private and public property along the water. North Bay Village boasts one-of-a-kind views and opportunities for its residents, visitors, and businesses.                                                        
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