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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…

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

The man who wrote the books on the area’s transit history is adding his voice to conversations about its future. Seth H. Bramson, company historian for Florida East Coast Railway…

Bus tracking system rolling in

Bus tracking system rolling in

Miami-Dade’s Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust approved last week a $17.68 million proposed contract to install trackers on county buses. The deal with Clever Devices Ltd. would use transportation surtax funds…

State incentives reclaiming city land

State incentives reclaiming city land

Garden apartments are among the developments sprouting on former polluted sites, thanks to a growing brownfield movement backed by state incentives. Cleanup is expensive, but supporters say those willing to…

Light rail is recipe for Miami-Beach link

Light rail makes sense as the transportation method for the beach corridor connection to join downtown Miami and Miami Beach, suggests Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort. “We need to determine…

Air quality good, but water contamination threatens

Miami-Dade’s air quality is good to excellent but contaminated groundwater sites threaten the county’s water supply, a new report from county officials states. The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources…

Business goes down drain without sewers

Business goes down drain without sewers

Areas without sewer connections in commercial zones are flushing away potential property tax revenue they would create with the right infrastructure, would-be investors say. Sewer systems would mean more buildings,…

Security fraud enforcement stepped up

Security fraud enforcement stepped up

A string of securities fraud cases have come in recent months from the US Securities & Exchange Commission’s Miami Regional Office, including charges brought against a former Miami city official…

Miami-Dade moving into red light camera realm

Miami-Dade County published a draft online last week of what will later be a formal solicitation for vendors who would install red light cameras and manage the county’s system. “We…

Cuban museum at American Airlines Arena?

Cuban museum at American Airlines Arena?

The county’s Finance Committee approved Tuesday a resolution directing Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to update a conceptual study analyzing development of a Cuban Exile History Museum on Parcel B directly…

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