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Theme park sets sights on Coast Guard land

County officials are studying sites where US Coast Guard operations could move to make way for a theme park in South Miami-Dade. “We have a lot of work to do to come up with the best strategies…

Swap one old courthouse for another?

Swap one old courthouse for another?

Miami-Dade government staff is looking into whether it can move court operations now housed at the county-owned courthouse to a different facility in Miami. So far, preliminary findings aren’t promising…

State loan triggers pollution clean-up

State loan triggers pollution clean-up

The clean-up of a polluted tributary of the Miami River is set to begin shortly, thanks in large part to a state loan program. This month city commissioners approved the…

County parking or green space?

County parking or green space?

Faded and oil-stained concrete county parking on the Miami River may one day be a landscaped public green space accentuating a mixed-use development known as River Landing Shops and Residences.…

New I-395 bridge getting head start

New I-395 bridge getting head start

Major improvements to I-395, including a new “signature” bridge, are to begin earlier than planned. The Florida Department of Transportation has moved up its schedule and a call for bids…

City floats boat show deal for Virginia Key

City floats boat show deal for Virginia Key

Miami commissioners are today (1/8) to weigh a plan to bring the Miami International Boat Show to the city starting next year. Since November, City Manager Daniel Alfonso has been…

Bonds swap nets county $83 million

Miami-Dade saved $83.4 million by selling more than $761 million in bonds in late December to refinance older airport bonds, according to county financial advisor First Southwest Co. The refinancing…

City rejection, but Worldcenter rolls ahead

City rejection, but Worldcenter rolls ahead

Developers and designers of Miami Worldcenter met sharp criticism Dec. 17 from the city’s Urban Development Review Board, which then rejected the design – a move likely to hasten rather…

Skyrise, college, Overtown project hit county jackpot

Skyrise, college, Overtown project hit county jackpot

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday approved the allocation of an aggregate $20 million of taxpayer funds to three privately developed projects, including the 1,000-foot Skyrise tower to rise at…

More clout on track for transit trust

Miami-Dade is considering expanding oversight by an appointed trust that advises the county commission. The Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) reviews transportation-related expenses funded by a voter-approved half-cent sales surtax.…

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