Comments for Miami Today http://www.miamitodaynews.com The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:13:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on All Aboard Florida revises station plans by IvoSan http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/aboard-florida-revises-station-plans/#comment-7667 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:13:57 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25690#comment-7667 @matt, the rail tracks and the freight business belongs to FECR.
Passenger rights belongs to FECI, owner of AAF. FECI will develop the real estate, as well.

FECI and FECR have been split some years ago, even if the owner is the same. If your fears become real, the public will be left holding some passenger rights, the Orlando-Cocoa tracks, while FECR will keep running freight on improved tracks.

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Comment on 14-soundstage film studio planned by IvoSan http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/14-soundstage-film-studio-planned/#comment-7666 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:57:57 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25688#comment-7666 what? not even telenovelas are filmed in Miami?

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Comment on Related’s 3-tower Brickell complex by Dan http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/03/relateds-3-tower-brickell-complex/#comment-7637 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:52:24 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25626#comment-7637 cec, (one of the those who scream with all caps to make a point not worth making) you talk mental capacity but can’t spell at all … “remine me” LOL. You definitely remouved (sic) all doubt that your comments matter. As for “ARCHITECTONICA” which isn’t even how they spell their name …. you think they’ve probable (sic) put Miami on the map, but what map do we want to be on … lots of cookie cutter curvy balcony high-rises, who cares. See the world and learn to celebrate architecture that matters, like in Chicago. In Miami we throw up more high-rises, but unless you are a realtor and your commission check has been cashed, it’s not making things better. Most ridiculous is your comment that we can’t … or perhaps dare not … judge the qualifications of these Gods of yours …. we can, should, and do judge, and the verdict seems to be growing that they aren’t stepping up anymore, they’ve gotten lazy with uninteresting developments that are an obvious grab to just go after the money …. good for them, they are businessmen riding their moment, but not good for Miami.

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Comment on US 1 as a walking village? by Brian http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/us-1-walking-village/#comment-7633 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:10:35 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25682#comment-7633 @james livergood.

This is not about Ego. Belle Meade and Shorecrest represent 1400 families and homeowners. That’s more than any other group out there. MiMo represents 20-30 people that aren’t even all business owners. They are actually mostly preservationists and architectural buffs that want to have a say in how everyone else’s building looks. Many are retired. Many work normal jobs nowhere near the corridor. But even for the MiMo members that do own businesses there, they chose to open up shop there. You can’t seriously expect that you can move in and change everything to your liking?!

But this is not the point. The point is that most of the HOAs mentioned probably support the vision. They just want to make sure the vision is carried out in a manner sensitive to their needs. And where they turn and how much traffic they sit in is A VERY REAL concern. The only ego is the one that states “we got something done that benefits some business owners and the hell with the concerns of the 1400 families that will need to support our businesses.” Is there any reason the street can’t be done in a way that both the HOAs and the Business Owners support?

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Comment on US 1 as a walking village? by James livergood http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/us-1-walking-village/#comment-7630 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:00:41 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25682#comment-7630 @aw, it’s that attitude that has kept biscayne functioning as it does! The mimosa has as much say as the hoa’s. There businesses are directly affected. Where as you take a left or a right and turn off biscayne and your done. Don’t get it twisted and check your ego! Someone got something done and anything is better than nothing which is what the how’s have accomplished…

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Comment on US 1 as a walking village? by IvoSan http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/us-1-walking-village/#comment-7629 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:33:31 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25682#comment-7629 I was about to write about the importance of the coastal trirail line in transforming Biscayne Boulevard, but then i remembered what US1 looks like along the Metrorail.

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Comment on US 1 as a walking village? by AW http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/us-1-walking-village/#comment-7628 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:35:45 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25682#comment-7628 The Belle Meade HOA and the Shorecrest HOA (together making up a super majority of homeowners impacted by this plan) made clear to the MiMo Association that in order to have support MiMo would need to not only present the plan to the HOAs (which they did, at least to Belle Meade) but to also wait for the comments of the HOA and implement their suggestions before going forward. The Belle Meade HOA is furious that MiMo went ahead and showed the City Commission plans in advance of this. While there might be agreement eventually between all HOAs and MiMo (which for the record is an organization that represents only a small number of businesses and is reality not a representative body nor one having any authority to speak on behalf of the Upper East Side) as to some common ways to make the neighborhood better, perhaps even including much of their plan, this tactic of pretending to represent the area and ignoring their wishes will only serve to infuriate those communities. In fact, the Belle Meade HOA has, in an emergency vote, decided to seek amendment to and restatement of the City Resolution supporting the plan until such time as all HOAs impacted have their official input adopted into the plan. Anything short of this will serve to make sure that the community rallies against any change. MiMo would be wise to not underestimate the strength of what they must feel is a disorganized and disparate group of HOAs. It will either work for all or work for none.

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Comment on 14-soundstage film studio planned by Joshua Gold http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/14-soundstage-film-studio-planned/#comment-7627 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:10:51 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25688#comment-7627 Agree with @Frustrated Film Professional. Florida has failed where GA has succeeded. Our production company based in South Florida, has moved all ops and production to GA for this reason. This sounds like a huge boondoggle without changes to the incentive scheme.

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Comment on US 1 as a walking village? by SEFTA http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/us-1-walking-village/#comment-7622 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:39:13 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25682#comment-7622 Yes Ben. Take 95. To think there are not enough business to support a walkable neighborhood is ridiculous. This should be done the entire length of Biscayne

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Comment on US 1 as a walking village? by Eli http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/12/10/us-1-walking-village/#comment-7620 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:18:13 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=25682#comment-7620 Ben, how would you like a 4 lane highway through the heart of your neighborhood? I assume then you’d be shouting “not in MY backyard!” Walkable communities are better for the residents, the surrounding businesses, and the City, in general. Here’s some science to back that up:

http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/12/growing-evidence-shows-walkability-is-good-for-you-and-for-cities/383612/

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