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Miami commissioner goes after large-scale developments

Miami commissioner goes after large-scale developments

A second Miami city commissioner is going after a provision in the zoning code that allows for large-scale developments with relaxed conditions called Special Area Plans, or SAPs. Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon proposes a moratorium…

Relief for traffic jams when Brickell Bridge opens

Relief for traffic jams when Brickell Bridge opens

Some relief for traffic jams when the Brickell Bridge opens may be ahead, Downtown Development Authority directors have heard. Chair Ken Russell, a Miami commissioner, met with Jim Wolfe, Florida Department of Transportation District 6…

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Frustration builds on Flagler Street renovation

Frustration builds on Flagler Street renovation

Frustrated with on-again, off-again progress on Flagler Street’s renovation from the Dade County Courthouse to Biscayne Boulevard, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority might consider hiring its…

Frost Museum of Science 96% complete, ticket cost queried

Frost Museum of Science 96% complete, ticket cost queried

Construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is 96% complete and the museum is preparing for a May 8 opening, Mayor Carlos…

Vote soon on Genting plan for 300-room Miami hotel

Vote soon on Genting plan for 300-room Miami hotel

Miami-Dade commissioners should soon vote on a joint development at the county’s Omni Bus terminal and access to the Adrienne Arsht Center Metromover station in…

Bankers wary of credit union bill in Florida Legislature

Bankers wary of credit union bill in Florida Legislature

Bankers are closely watching bills that are making their way through the 2017 legislative session. At the top of the list for many is Senate…

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Too much time in permitting is too little money for Miami

Too much time in permitting is too little money for Miami

We used to learn by the grapevine that getting a building permit was slower in one city than another. For example, we always heard that Coral Gables could take seemingly forever to get a small project permitted.But thanks to the Internet, we can now read officially what virtually every community tells us about how long a building permit for a single-family home or a small renovation is going to take and plan accordingly.One of the longest waits nationally is San…

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Deborah Korge: Women’s Fund director prioritizes economic security

Deborah Korge: Women’s Fund director prioritizes economic security

Deborah Korge was named executive director of the Women’s Fund Miami Dade on Jan. 1. She said it’s a new year and new beginnings for her. Ms. Korge, who was born in Washington, DC, said her personal goal in this position is to continue improving the quality of life of women and girls as the fund embarks on its new collective impact or community impact approach, making sure the fund is bringing in the best community partners it can, through an…

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Real Estate

Vote soon on Genting plan for 300-room Miami hotel

Vote soon on Genting plan for 300-room Miami hotel

Miami-Dade commissioners should soon vote on a joint development at the county’s Omni Bus terminal and access to the Adrienne Arsht Center Metromover station in which Malaysian casino giant Genting plans a 300-room hotel over…

Government

Frustration builds on Flagler Street renovation

Frustration builds on Flagler Street renovation

Frustrated with on-again, off-again progress on Flagler Street’s renovation from the Dade County Courthouse to Biscayne Boulevard, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority might consider hiring its own project manager. The idea was one of many discussed…

Business & Finance

Bankers wary of credit union bill in Florida Legislature

Bankers wary of credit union bill in Florida Legislature

Bankers are closely watching bills that are making their way through the 2017 legislative session. At the top of the list for many is Senate Bill 1170, which would allow credit unions to become qualified…

Communities

Miami River Commission eyes waterfront setbacks, walkways

Miami River Commission eyes waterfront setbacks, walkways

The Miami River Commission is backing a proposed amendment to the city’s zoning code, Miami 21, that would clarify the extent of rules on waterfront setbacks and public walkways. For many years, the city charter…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Arts Festival spotlights 380 artists

Coconut Grove Arts Festival spotlights 380 artists

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns Feb. 18-20 for its 54th year, highlighting the works of 380 artists. This year’s show will include works in mixed media, paintings, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor,…

Education

Frost Museum of Science 96% complete, ticket cost queried

Frost Museum of Science 96% complete, ticket cost queried

Construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is 96% complete and the museum is preparing for a May 8 opening, Mayor Carlos Gimenez reported Tuesday to the Miami-Dade County Commission. Commission Chair…

Healthcare

Lessons of Zika virus heeded as mosquito season looms

Lessons of Zika virus heeded as mosquito season looms

Though last year’s Zika virus scare did lead to some meeting and convention cancellations, 2016 tourism numbers for the county were once again the highest in recent years, says William D. Talbert III, president &…

Transportation

Mayor broaches new taxes for Strategic Miami Area Rapid Tran

Mayor broaches new taxes for Strategic Miami Area Rapid Tran

Mayor Carlos Gimenez has asked Miami-Dade commissioners if they might consider raising countywide millage or assessing another half-percent sales tax to help fund the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan. In November, commissioners directed…

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