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Miami Beach is moving forward with plans for light rail, but how?

Miami Beach is moving forward with plans for light rail, but how?

Miami Beach is moving forward with plans for light rail on the island, but if, how and when it will connect to the mainland remains to be seen. Miami Beach “has been moving forward assertively…

Mandatory workforce housing plans stall

Mandatory workforce housing plans stall

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday deferred its final vote on legislation that would create a mandatory workforce housing development program, but sponsor Barbara Jordan said if it fails at the next meeting, she’ll be…

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Esteban Bovo Jr., new county commission chair, aims to fast-track transit

Esteban Bovo Jr., new county commission chair, aims to fast-track transit

Esteban Bovo Jr., county commission vice chair and chair of the Transit and Mobility Services Committee, was chosen commission chair Tuesday by an 8-5 vote.…

Coral Gables City Center wins garage design competition

Coral Gables City Center wins garage design competition

Coral Gables City Center, a proposal by The Allen Morris Company and The Related Group to replace two antiquated city parking garages with more appropriate…

Congress is to vote on extending the EB-5 program

Congress is to vote on extending the EB-5 program

Congress is to vote Friday on extending the EB-5 program, which grants foreign investors permanent residence for the right price. In the minds of local…

Export-Import Bank sputters, but exporters carry on

Export-Import Bank sputters, but exporters carry on

The nation’s official export credit agency, the Export-Import Bank, suffered a lapse in authorization that lasted the latter part of last year. It has been…

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Will sea level and transit plans roll to Washington soon?

A document just sent to county commissioners shows a clear link between Miami-Dade’s two pressing concerns for the future: sea level rise and growing traffic congestion. Now is the time to capitalize on that output. The 31-page report points to the need for the SMART plan for six new transit legs and a feeder express bus system to integrate existing and future findings on how to create a more resilient transportation system. At the same time, the report points to ways to…

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Ben Solomon: Builders Association president heads three law firms

Ben Solomon: Builders Association president heads three law firms

Ben Solomon applied to a number of interesting law schools so might not have picked Miami to get his degree had he not lived here first for a gap year in 1995, working as a real estate agent on South Beach. It was a wonderful experience, Mr. Solomon said, and he never left. Prior to becoming a lawyer, people frequently asked Mr. Solomon if he was going to become a real estate attorney because of his involvement in the industry. Although…

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Real Estate

Miami deal would use prime riverfront for vast mixed-use development

Miami deal would use prime riverfront for vast mixed-use development

Miami commissioners are being asked to give the go-ahead to a complex deal that would gain the city new government offices, reap annual lease payments for 90 years, and free up prime riverfront land for…

Government

Congress is to vote on extending the EB-5 program

Congress is to vote on extending the EB-5 program

Congress is to vote Friday on extending the EB-5 program, which grants foreign investors permanent residence for the right price. In the minds of local experts and developers who rely on it, an extension is…

Business & Finance

Export-Import Bank sputters, but exporters carry on

Export-Import Bank sputters, but exporters carry on

The nation’s official export credit agency, the Export-Import Bank, suffered a lapse in authorization that lasted the latter part of last year. It has been back up and running – at least, for the most…

Communities

Coral Gables City Center wins garage design competition

Coral Gables City Center wins garage design competition

Coral Gables City Center, a proposal by The Allen Morris Company and The Related Group to replace two antiquated city parking garages with more appropriate buildings, last week was voted the winner of a design…

Arts & Culture

Murals key to mixed-use project for Edgewater

Murals key to mixed-use project for Edgewater

A Manhattan-born artist now living and working in Miami has been hired to create large colorful murals as a key to a rising mixed-use project in the heart of Edgewater. 2500 Biscayne Property LLC is…

Education

NASA scientists partners with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

NASA scientists partners with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists have found a way to speed their research on edible plants in space by involving the community through a partnership with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s STEM education program, Growing…

Healthcare

Baptist Health South Florida standardizing all practices

Baptist Health South Florida standardizing all practices

Baptist Health South Florida has found a way to put medical evidence to work for its patients, creating a committee to oversee the standardization of medical practices across the clinical care network. Evidence-based clinical care…

Transportation

Esteban Bovo Jr., new county commission chair, aims to fast-track transit

Esteban Bovo Jr., new county commission chair, aims to fast-track transit

Esteban Bovo Jr., county commission vice chair and chair of the Transit and Mobility Services Committee, was chosen commission chair Tuesday by an 8-5 vote. Time limits that commissioners recently established obligate them to work…

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