Great and exciting improvements due at Miami Circle - Jan 15, 2019

The Miami Circle site at Brickell Point, which once belonged to the Tequesta Indians, could finally be seeing some major improvements. The Florida Department of State is “finalizing plans to make some great and exciting improvements at the site” that will be coming out in the coming months, according to Sarah Revell, director of...
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It is well past time we all get good look at the Miami Circle - Jan 15, 2019

The State of Florida is about to unveil a plan for “great and exciting improvements” at the Miami Circle site it owns at the mouth of the Miami River in Brickell, Miami Today reports this week. Unless you’ve been in Miami for decades it’s unlikely that you’ve been to the Miami Circle site. Only a few Miamians have...
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Adaptive signal technology reducing Miami driving times - Jan 15, 2019

Newly unveiled driving time savings on two major Miami-Dade corridors recently outfitted with adaptive signal technology are encouraging, Transportation Director Alice Bravo said Monday. In October, Ms. Bravo told Miami Today that the county planned to study the routes and compare travel times to those recorded a year earlier. Congestion fell...
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Miami: First rules on sea level rise target raised structures - Jan 03, 2019

The City of Miami is pursuing changes to the Miami 21 zoning code to address sea level rise, and the proposed legislation is gaining support. City officials’ first attempt at new rules with climate change and sustainability in mind include a proposal to allow new construction and redevelopment to raise habitable structures out of the...
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Brickell City Centre expansion to help fund public housing - Dec 20, 2018

It could be two to three years before work starts on the next phase of sprawling Brickell City Centre, but when it does the City of Miami will get $1 million for affordable housing. Developer Swire Properties agreed to the voluntary public benefits contribution as it seeks approvals to expand its footprint in the neighborhood south of the Miami...
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Purchase approval of Brickell Bank by Benhamous awaited - Dec 19, 2018

It seems the sun may be setting on the purchase approval of Brickell Bank this year. Chairman and CEO Frederick Reinhardt, who expected the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s thumbs-up in 2018, remains hopeful about receiving purchase approval soon and expects the influx of capital to serve the company well. The FDIC is weighing Joseph...
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The ultimate nightmare scenario for this historic Miami church: A $7 million tax bill - Dec 17, 2018

The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, the oldest organized congregation in the city, has been hit with a $7.1 million tax bill by the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, which claims the church has leased a portion of church grounds to a for-profit school and food trucks, violating its religious exemption status. The church, located at 609...
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