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Repairs due in 2020 for falling Metromover concrete chunks

Repairs due in 2020 for falling Metromover concrete chunks

Two projects to fix unstable concrete on the Brickell and Omni loops of the Metromover totaling about $5 million will start next year, as Miami-Dade lawmakers Dec. 3 OK’d an emergency expenditure to fix problem…

31-story Courtyard by Marriott coming to hot Omni area

31-story Courtyard by Marriott coming to hot Omni area

Courtyard by Marriott is still coming to the Omni neighborhood of Miami, with a revised plan for a new high-rise hotel with meeting spaces, ballrooms and more. One Miami Biscayne Bay and Art District Hotel…

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New trolley link for Florida International University

New trolley link for Florida International University

A trolley proposed beyond city limits could be a crucial link among the city of Miami’s westernmost neighborhood, Florida International University (FIU) and, through their…

Underdeck under I-395 underfunded $30 million or more

Underdeck under I-395 underfunded $30 million or more

Negotiating the particulars of the proposed Underdeck – the 33 acres underneath a redesigned I-395 – is proving difficult, with a funding gap of more…

At Miami International Airport, Sola flying solo on upgrades

At Miami International Airport, Sola flying solo on upgrades

Five months after giving the OK to a $5 billion plan to improve Miami International Airport (MIA) through 2035, Miami-Dade lawmakers have opted to cut…

84 more hotels in the wings for Miami-Dade market

84 more hotels in the wings for Miami-Dade market

A new wave of 84 announced hotels could catapult 16,135 more hotel rooms into the Miami-Dade market within four years, adding more than 27% to…

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Opinion

Cliffhanger at the Gusman meets new and frightening peril

Cliffhanger at the Gusman meets new and frightening peril

A headline in Miami Today last week unveiled a lawsuit by three survivors of the Gusman/Olympia’s donor to take back the downtown landmark 44 years after he made it his gift to the city. That’s dramatic, as befits the building itself, but it’s only the latest chapter of Miami’s perpetual cliffhanger, thrilling newspaper audiences as long as “The Phantom of the Opera” has appeared on the Broadway stage – 31 years. When the Gusman Theater at the Olympia Building was built in…

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James Kohnstamm: Advances economic development at Beacon Council

James Kohnstamm: Advances economic development at Beacon Council

Last year, Amazon was a fixture in national headlines as it scoured North America for a second headquarters location. In a joint effort, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties tried to lure the mega-company to South Florida.  While ultimately not selected, the area was shortlisted, and the exposure that came with that highlighted all that South Florida has to offer. James Kohnstamm, the Beacon Council’s executive vice president of economic development, was in the thick of it all.  It was…

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Real Estate

Brickell Financial District tower upgrade wins OK

Brickell Financial District tower upgrade wins OK

The city’s Urban Development Review Board is recommending approval of a renovation plan that would change the look of a tower that has stood in the southern Brickell Financial District for more than a decade.…

Government

At Miami International Airport, Sola flying solo on upgrades

At Miami International Airport, Sola flying solo on upgrades

Five months after giving the OK to a $5 billion plan to improve Miami International Airport (MIA) through 2035, Miami-Dade lawmakers have opted to cut themselves out of the loop in approving its programs. County…

Business & Finance

84 more hotels in the wings for Miami-Dade market

84 more hotels in the wings for Miami-Dade market

A new wave of 84 announced hotels could catapult 16,135 more hotel rooms into the Miami-Dade market within four years, adding more than 27% to hotel capacity at a time the industry is also feeling…

Communities

Underdeck under I-395 underfunded $30 million or more

Underdeck under I-395 underfunded $30 million or more

Negotiating the particulars of the proposed Underdeck – the 33 acres underneath a redesigned I-395 – is proving difficult, with a funding gap of more than $30 million, members of the Downtown Development Authority’s Urbanism…

Arts & Culture

Art Basel artistry also comes in moving the artwork

Art Basel artistry also comes in moving the artwork

Art Basel has pumped billions into the local economy, and has helped create a new niche: firms that have quickly become experts in moving delicate – and shockingly expensive – art works. “The transfer of…

Education

New trolley link for Florida International University

New trolley link for Florida International University

A trolley proposed beyond city limits could be a crucial link among the city of Miami’s westernmost neighborhood, Florida International University (FIU) and, through their respective connections, nearly every corner of the county. If established,…

Healthcare

Florida’s Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund erodes

Florida’s Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund erodes

Florida motorists have paid less and less in traffic tickets over the last two-plus decades. That’s good news for residents’ wallets, but not so great for the services funded by those tickets, state records show.…

Transportation

Are electric buses due to replace Metrobuses too soon or too late?

Are electric buses due to replace Metrobuses too soon or too late?

Talks last week over a report that found Transportation Director Alice Bravo’s mishandling of a bus order delayed replacing aging Metrobuses led to discord among Miami-Dade commissioners and staff about converting the fleet to electric.…

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