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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…

New cities here are inevitable, so prepare for them now

New cities here are inevitable, so prepare for them now

Miami-Dade lawmakers were on target two weeks ago when they aimed a study at the impact of new cities, but they woefully undershot the bull’s-eye. Instead of the planned study…

Cutting visitor industry funding failed, so try spending more

Cutting visitor industry funding failed, so try spending more

There are times we wish our own forecasts were wrong. This is definitely one of those times. Last month Miami Today editorialized against the state’s current cut in spending to…

If Melreese lease goes ahead, more voices must be heard

If Melreese lease goes ahead, more voices must be heard

Miami commissioners wisely delayed a vote last week to lease the city’s golf course for a century to a massive shopping-office-hotel complex with a soccer stadium until they get all…

Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferries plying Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach could soon relieve road congestion at little to no tax cost while becoming tourist amenities. Despite the image of cute toys…

Will belittled buses become our little engines that could?

Will belittled buses become our little engines that could?

Metrorail to the Broward County line, to which Miami-Dade’s Transportation Planning Organization committed last week, fulfills a 35-year pledge but is unlikely to actually roll until long after South Dade…

Regional business team a notable first step down long road

Regional business team a notable first step down long road

South Floridians have filled a long-term need: top business groups have united to fight for regional interests. Linking as the South Florida Business Council, three major chambers of commerce in…

Take Melreese off the table and establish an assets trust

Take Melreese off the table and establish an assets trust

As Miami decides this week whether to tear up Melreese, its only golf course, it’s long past time to create a trust to protect city treasures from abandonment, decay and…

Railway deal is like stadium: no runs, no hits, lots of errors

Railway deal is like stadium: no runs, no hits, lots of errors

Ten years after the $3 billion Marlins Stadium fiasco, you’d think county commissioners had rethought public-private projects. You’d think they’d leave time to probe long before a vote. You’d think…

Give the scooter a chance to play role in Miami’s mobility

Give the scooter a chance to play role in Miami’s mobility

If governments in 1900 had greeted automobiles like we’re greeting the electric scooter, we’d still be in horse-drawn carriages. Fortunately, the Automobile Age dawned in laissez-faire days without the over-regulation…

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