City of Fort Lauderdale, FL Adopts Zonar.City, World's First 3D Zoning Code Software Application

Gridics Staff February 13, 2018 Investing, Technology, Trends
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Miami, FLGridics LLC, a Miami-based real estate tech startup, today announced a partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, FL to adopt it’s Zonar.City platform.  The Zonar software application is an interactive 3D digital zoning code program that is designed to improve the efficiency and transparency by which cities can manage, change and communicate their zoning code regulations.  Once the software is fully implemented with the city’s code, citizens will have access to more detailed, property specific zoning allowance data and paid Zonar subscribers will be able to run customized development feasibility scenarios.

By adopting Zonar, the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Department of Sustainable Development will add a smart 3D modeling solution to support its urban design, planning, and development application review process. Zonar’s patent-pending application combines the measurable requirements of a zoning code with property records, parcel shapes and mapped zones. This provides users with a 3D interactive digital mapping software to help conduct feasibility studies, scenario plans and site plan reviews by  assigning descriptive code characteristics such as allowable heights, setbacks and other dimensional requirements to building forms to visualize development outcome scenarios. The Zonar application will allow planning staff, policy makers, and the public to visualize the effects zoning regulations and zoning changes have on the existing built environment by imagining build-out scenarios or proposed zoning changes.

“Our partnership with Zonar is an example of the innovative investments we are making to improve services for our neighbors,” said John P. "Jack" Seiler, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale.  “Zonar will provide staff with the data they need to make more informed and more efficient development decisions so together we can make Fort Lauderdale an even better place to live, work, play and raise a family.”

“We’re excited to partner with the City of Fort Lauderdale to help them achieve their 3D mapping objectives around zoning and development analysis.”  says Jason Doyle, CEO of Gridics. “Once in place, not only will Zonar empower the Sustainable Development team at the City of Fort Lauderdale with a robust tool to enhance their operations but it will also be available for private users to subscribe to use in their development preparations and analysis, resulting in streamlined communication between the two.”

To learn about Zonar, please visit www.zonar.city or register for one of our free and open webinars held every two weeks (http://webinars.zonar.city).

About Gridics:  Headquartered in Miami, FL, Gridics is a real estate technology company developing targeted software applications in the areas of real estate development, zoning and market analysis.  For more information, visit www.zonar.city or www.gridics.com

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