Gridics’ Expansion Across Florida Continues as More & More Municipalities Look to Upgrade Zoning & Planning Technology
For Immediate Release: May 12, 2021
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Miami, FL — Gridics LLC announced partnerships with the City of Coral Gables, FL and City of Winter Haven, FL to adopt its next generation municipal zoning technology platform in an effort to reinforce smart city initiatives and upgrade zoning and planning technology. By partnering with Gridics, Coral Gables and Winter Haven will drive transparency for both developers and regular citizens by making it easier to visualize and interpret how zoning requirements apply to specific properties.
The Gridics 3D zoning platform utilizes the requirements in the zoning text with property records, parcel shapes, and modern mapping technology to allow cities to visualize and calculate development potential such as setbacks, allowable heights, and other dimensional requirements at the parcel-specific level. With this first-of-its-kind capability, Gridics will deliver Coral Gables and Winter Haven a new and improved 3D zoning map, a platform to directly update and publish their zoning code text in real-time, and a robust software for staff to streamline processes and better service citizens.
Smart City Officer Hiep Nguyen says, “The City of Winter Haven is committed to leveraging technology to keep our community safe, our residents engaged, the economy growing, and the quality of life improving. We believe that our partnership with Gridics will be pivotal in improving our operational efficiencies, enhancing government services, and streamlining the way in which the Planning Division serves our community.”
Ramon Trias, Director of Zoning & Planning, further explains, “Coral Gables has developed and implemented best practices for town planning since founder George Merrick’s team of professionals conceptualized the community in the 1920’s. The Zoning Code was adopted in 1930, and in 2021, Gridics partnered with city staff to update the structure and content and to enhance the experience of the user and the accuracy of the information provided to the public. The 2021 version of the Zoning Code contributes to a century of best practices that built Coral Gables’ quality of life and should promote excellence in design and sustainability into the future.”
As a complement to its technology offering, Gridics urban planners and architects will assist Coral Gables and Winter Haven staff as they conduct zoning code amendments and model the real-time impact of zoning changes on development potential. The combination of Gridics’ patented 3D zoning engine and tech-enabled professional services proves to be a natural fit for municipalities like Coral Gables and Winter Haven that are looking for ways to drive efficiency and deliver world-class citizen services.
“We are excited to add the City of Coral Gables and City of Winter Haven to the growing list of Florida cities adopting our platform, but more importantly, we look forward to partnering with staff to help support their mission to bring government and citizens together,” says Jason Doyle, CEO of Gridics. “At Gridics, our core mission is to do our part to make cities and communities better places to live, work and play. Zoning plays a foundational role in achieving that mission, so we set out to make zoning easier to visualize and understand.”
About Gridics: Gridics provides real estate data and software applications for cities and counties in the area of zoning and economic development. For more information, visit www.gridics.com.