Comments for Miami Today http://www.miamitodaynews.com The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Mon, 04 May 2015 18:59:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.4 Comment on 60-story towers due on river by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/60-story-towers-due-on-river/#comment-9421 Mon, 04 May 2015 18:59:09 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27476#comment-9421 *density are irrelevant.
Jeez, self-edit much. LOL

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Comment on 60-story towers due on river by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/60-story-towers-due-on-river/#comment-9420 Mon, 04 May 2015 18:57:58 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27476#comment-9420 That land has been awaiting more condos for a decade now. Your chants in favor of poor urban planning and increased automotive density has fallen are irrelevant. LOL

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Comment on Big-name developers vie to build at Metrorail by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/big-name-developers-vie-to-build-at-metrorail/#comment-9419 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:41:21 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27469#comment-9419 Dadeland Mall was built in 1961. Developers had planned back then to build a commercial district between the mall and Flagler’s railroad (now Metrorail alignment). The county decided a Metrorail station in that area was an obvious choice. It was more like “Development Oriented Transit”. :D

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Comment on Big-name developers vie to build at Metrorail by Quinn Kasal http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/big-name-developers-vie-to-build-at-metrorail/#comment-9380 Fri, 01 May 2015 20:50:51 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27469#comment-9380 That makes sense, but you also have to look at Dadeland. The Datran Center complex was built along with Dadeland South. Much of the development around there, like Downtown Dadeland and other office and/or condo developments between there and the mall, had to do with the Metro even without being given specific incentives.

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Comment on More free Miami trolleys? by B http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/27460/#comment-9376 Fri, 01 May 2015 18:42:58 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27460#comment-9376 Greg, we have to think in terms of “all of the above.” Just like you wouldn’t build an expressway network without also having local roads.

Metromover is great because it is automated and driver-less, which is where the future of public transportation lies. We need to automate Metrorail so that we can run it at high frequency into the evening and weekend hours! The long term savings can help fund future expansions. (though of course you have to deal with union issues that are even greater than the oft-cited taxi cab unions…).

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Comment on Big-name developers vie to build at Metrorail by Quinn Kasal http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/big-name-developers-vie-to-build-at-metrorail/#comment-9357 Fri, 01 May 2015 01:39:25 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27469#comment-9357 Great point. This is a no-brainer.

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Comment on Big-name developers vie to build at Metrorail by B http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/big-name-developers-vie-to-build-at-metrorail/#comment-9348 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:38:56 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27469#comment-9348 So much for mass transit bringing in undesirables and lowering property values.

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Comment on Historic site could get 36-story tower by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/historic-site-could-get-36-story-tower/#comment-9339 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:25:06 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27472#comment-9339 This is the odd thing about Miami’s older real estate. Developer’s will size up historic buildings for “facade-jobs” or demolition while completely ignoring the glut of vacant lots that end up staying empty for decades to come.

County or municipal property departments should change the laws to encourage the development of vacant lots before the demolition of more historic properties. While they’re at it, why not incentivize the remodeling or re-purposing of those historic properties?

Miami needs a mix of old and new to maintain its charm. Otherwise, Miami will just become as mundane as Fort Lauderdale is now.

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Comment on Big-name developers vie to build at Metrorail by Ben Grimm http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/big-name-developers-vie-to-build-at-metrorail/#comment-9338 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:16:14 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27469#comment-9338 Miami didn’t believe in transit oriented development. The Centrust (Miami) Tower was the only true integration with mass transit. The transit agency had to partner with developers to push this concept. Not until a downtown condo was built around a Metromover station, several years ago, did developers start taking the concept seriously.

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Comment on To keep visitor dollars flowing in, get traffic flowing again by Me http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/04/28/to-keep-visitor-dollars-flowing-in-get-traffic-flowing-again/#comment-9334 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:30:06 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27446#comment-9334 I’ve lived in a dozen cities throughout my life. I am used to gridlock traffic. In Miami, the problem isn’t so much the traffic for me, it’s the fact that people can’t drive. I know people who won’t come down here or go to the keys because they refuse to drive through Miami. There is a reason Miami receives top honors every year for rudest drivers. The roads are practically lawless and most people have absolutely no consideration for other drivers on the road. Every day I see people going 90 up and down the turnpike and God forbid you get in their way. They will tailgate you for going the speed limit, then cut you off and slam on the breaks. That doesn’t happen anywhere else.

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