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Commercial insurance rates facing double-digit climb in June

Commercial insurance rates facing double-digit climb in June

‘Tis the season… for commercial insurance rates to rise, observers say. “Commercial property insurance rates are expected to increase 10% to 20% within this calendar year,” said Ryan Papy, president…

Florida Legislature removes long-time healthcare rules

Florida Legislature removes long-time healthcare rules

In the session that just ended, the Florida Legislature removed decades-old laws designed to regulate the healthcare industry. It significantly watered down the certificate of need (CON) process, allowed ambulatory…

Baywalk funds flowing from Legislature

Baywalk funds flowing from Legislature

There could be some good news for Baywalk, the planned 5.7-mile pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly promenade that will hug Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. The Florida Legislature included $300,000 for…

Brexit drama also playing out in South Florida

Brexit drama also playing out in South Florida

Observers of the Brexit drama playing out in Britain can be forgiven for not making any clear predictions: the situation changes daily, if not hourly, and much remains unknown. “We…

Plan to close Biscayne Boulevard lanes awaits state boost

Plan to close Biscayne Boulevard lanes awaits state boost

The Biscayne Green project, sponsored by Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, may get a nudge this week if, as hoped, the City of Miami receives a letter of concurrency from the…

Brickell Avenue Bridge hours change may be permanent

Brickell Avenue Bridge hours change may be permanent

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a traffic study that includes a temporary change in the schedule of openings of the Brickell Avenue Bridge. Depending on what the…

Super Bowl donation from downtown facing a squeeze

Super Bowl donation from downtown facing a squeeze

The two committees of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority agreed Friday to donate $220,000 to the host committee of Super Bowl 54. The breakdown will be $100,000 in cash, with the…

Vendors rush motorized scooters onto Miami streets

Vendors rush motorized scooters onto Miami streets

Six vendors rushed to put motorized scooters on Miami streets April 1, the beginning of the a six-month pilot scooter pilot program in the city’s District 2. The commission approved…

University of Miami dorms learning sites

University of Miami dorms learning sites

When the University of Miami administration decided to replace its 50-year-old dorms with two sleek new clusters of mixed-use buildings, the focus changed. “This isn’t just housing; it’s an extension…

Super Bowl financing bid leaves downtown Miami cold

Super Bowl financing bid leaves downtown Miami cold

Representatives of Super Bowl 54 approached Miami’s Downtown Development Authority last week to ask for $300,000 in funding. The answer: maybe. The presentation opened with a short video about Miami’s…

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