City of Miami’s Miami 21 Task Force Elects Melissa Tapanes Llahues Chairperson

January 27, 2021

Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes is pleased to announce that Melissa Tapanes Llahues has been elected chairperson of the City of Miami’s Miami 21 Task Force at its January 22 meeting.

The ad hoc committee was created to conduct a comprehensive review of the Miami 21 zoning code, a form-based code guided by tenants of “New Urbanism” and “Smart Growth” principles.

Tapanes Llahues was appointed by Commission Manolo Reyes to represent his district, District 4.

Miami 21 represents the “Miami of the 21st Century” and entails a holistic approach to land use and urban planning. It provides a clear vision for the City that is supported by specific guidelines and regulations so that future generations can reap the benefits of well-balanced neighborhoods and rich quality of life.

Miami 21 takes into account all of the integral factors that make each area within the City a unique, vibrant place to live, learn, work and play. Six elements served as the lynchpins in the development of the blueprint of Miami: Zoning (Miami 21 Zoning Code), Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Parks and Open Spaces, Arts and Culture, and Transportation.

“I am deeply honored to be appointed chairperson of this extremely critical task force for many reasons,” Tapanes Llahues said. “I love this city. I was born and raised here. I have spent my entire professional career focused on smart development and enhancing the resiliency of the city. And last but not least, I want others to experience the many exceptional virtues the City of Miami offers.”

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