From transportation and affordable housing to resiliency, local governments in Florida communities face big challenges in building and maintaining adequate infrastructure to support current and future residents and businesses.
Wernick & Co helps property owners, business owners, developers, associations and others navigate the intricacies of City Hall and the local government process, in pursuing entitlements as well as public policy initiatives.
List of Client
- Community and Government Relations
- Public Hearings
- Public Speaking Coaching for CEOs/Directors
- Legislative Drafting and Monitoring
- Economic Development Incentives
- Special Counsel to Local Governments CRAs and Business Improvement Districts
City of Miami – Micro Unit Legislation (2017)
Led a research project into best practices across first-tier American and Asian cities to inform Mayor’s office on micro-unit legislation, aimed at encouraging reduction in the minimum unit size and allowing for significant reduction of parking for micro unit residences within proximity of transit stations in Miami’s urban core.
City of El Portal Zoning Code (2017)
Served as special counsel to Planning Director and Village Manager in review and code compatibility during preparation of new zoning code for the Village of El Portal adopted in April 2017.
Underline Park Impact Fees (2016)
Assisted Friends of the Underline Inc., a 501 c3 corporation, to secure upwards of $65 million in park impact fees from the City of Miami and City of Coral Gables towards initial capital costs for construction of the 10+ mile Underline urban trail and linear park.
Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization District (2015)
Served as special counsel to the Wynwood Business Improvement District in the creation of the Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization District – including eight (8) companion ordinances comprising the innovative NRD-1 Zoning Regulations, amendments to the City’s Zoning Atlas and Future Land Use Map and crafting the Wynwood Parking Trust Fund, Wynwood Design Review Committee and Wynwood Public Benefits Trust Fund – aimed at transforming the former garment district into a 24/7 mixed-use neighborhood, while maintaining its unique industrial character and artistic influence.