Miami-Based Smart Zoning Data & Tech Company Joins U.S. Conference of Mayors Business Council to Serve as Resource to Municipalities Nationwide
Miami – Gridics LLC, a Miami-based zoning and real estate technology startup, announced today that it has been asked join the United States Conference of Mayors Business Council as the company begins its national expansion. Through its platform, Gridics will align with mayors to provide the necessary tools for cities to understand and improve housing capacity, zoning inequities, economic development potential, infrastructure bottlenecks, and even socio-economic issues such as housing inequality, affordable housing, and climate change.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, which are represented by over 1,400 mayors across the country. Through its Business Council of cities and businesses (mayors and CEOs) working together, the conference spreads the nationwide message that the organization wants a strong and engaged business community within, sharing and working on visions of success to make cities – and ultimately the nation – economically stronger.
“We are excited to join the U.S. Conference of Mayors Business Council to bring our zoning technology and data expertise to cities and counties nationwide to help build and develop smarter and stronger communities of the future,” said Gridics CEO Jason Doyle. “We are on a mission to bring our technology to every municipality in the country, providing the first-ever zoning parcel record data layer for every parcel. Once a municipality joins the Gridics platform and calibrates their zoning ordinance into our engine, they open up a world of data that has never before existed at scale.”
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of President Biden’s proposed infrastructure bill which is predicted to spur investor interest in tech startups like Gridics developing innovative ways to help local governments operate smarter and more efficiently.
With strong adoption across South Florida municipalities, Gridics is revolutionizing zoning, housing and development capacity analysis with its patented zoning calculation engine. The company provides cities and counties with a unified zoning information platform that combines modern geospatial analytics, mapping, code publishing and most importantly, deep parcel level zoning data. The Gridics platform helps municipal staff virtually service citizen inquiries and makes it easier for developers and investors to do business more seamlessly with its partner municipalities. After launching its public-facing zoning platform two years ago, Gridics has been adopted by the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Coral Gables, North Miami and Bal Harbour.
The City of Miami was an early adopter and recently expanded its partnership to make its new Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan available on the Gridics platform. “Our partnership with Gridics has been outstanding, and through the [Gridics Municipal Zoning] platform, we’re providing innovative new tools to the public, while increasing process efficiency and reducing costs,” said Mike Sarasti, the City of Miami’s Chief Information Officer and Director of DoIT.
The City of Miami Beach, Florida, recently announced the start of a zoning code rewrite and turned to the Gridics platform to visualize their existing code in 3D via the Gridics MuniMap to be able to make it easier to visually convey to citizens and stakeholders the proposed code changes while improving citizen information access in the meantime. “Gridics developed cutting edge technology that facilitates analysis of a city’s zoning ordinance and allows for the visualization of changes in a built environment,” said Carmen Sanchez, Deputy Planning Director, Miami Beach.
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.