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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 Bayside Marketplace. The commission’s approval comes as…

SkyRise seeks city, federal high fives

Developer Jeff Berkowitz’ dream to build an iconic observation tower hugged by downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay could begin to materialize with a shovelful of dirt within a month. And…

County in year 3 of tussle with Marlins over ballpark cost

County in year 3 of tussle with Marlins over ballpark cost

Now in their third season at Marlins Park, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins are still submitting expenses to the county – more than $110 million to date – to be…

$50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?

$50 million pump tandems to fight flooding?

Of the 30 or so flood-control salinity barriers in South Florida, three or four usually can’t be used during high tide. That means that twice a day, water on the…

A final year to flush out government waste

A final year to flush out government waste

Bill Johnson, former director of PortMiami, isn’t going to end his nearly 35-year career with Miami-Dade County quietly. The new director of the Water and Sewer Department presented his agenda…

Water, sewer rate hikes cascade

Water, sewer rate hikes cascade

Miami-Dade County has started a series of water and sewer rate hikes to pay for $12.6 billion in proposed improvements to its water and wastewater systems, including a $3 billion…

Miami barring door to door bars

Miami barring door to door bars

Miami plans to outlaw security screens and solid shutters downtown. Commissioners last week approved the first reading of an ordinance to prohibit most security screens and non-decorative shutters on businesses…

Miami ducking decision on illuminated signs

Miami ducking decision on illuminated signs

More than two years in the making, a new and improved sign ordinance is headed for adoption by the Miami City Commission. And while the commission approved the first reading…

Port to raze warehouses, regain land

Port to raze warehouses, regain land

PortMiami intends to tear down and relocate or remodel several of its warehouses. “Nearly every warehouse is destined to be knocked down and relocated in the next five years,” said…

Dolphins’ stadium handoff must tackle money issues

Dolphins’ stadium handoff must tackle money issues

Before the Miami Dolphins would turn over ownership of Sun Life Stadium to Miami-Dade County, the two sides will have to settle a number of money issues – and apparently…

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