Solutions offered to Brickell Bridge traffic woes - Apr 20, 2017

Frustrated by what it says are illegal openings of the Brickell Bridge that paralyze downtown, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority has petitioned the Florida Department of Transportation and the US Coast Guard to extend the hours during which the bridge is locked down. But before extending the hours is even contemplated, 11...
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CMC nabs $236M construction loan for Brickell Flatiron - Apr 05, 2017

About 60% of Brickell Flatiron is under contract with more than $300M in sales Developer Ugo Colombo has secured a $236 million construction loan for Brickell Flatiron, as condo financing continues to dry up in South Florida.    Colombo’s CMC Group closed on the financing on Friday. Bank of the Ozarks and RFR Realty...
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Good news: more schools in works for downtown Miami - Mar 29, 2017

Advocates for more schools in downtown Miami – which has seen its population double over the past several years – might be encouraged by new ideas currently being circulated, and improvements that are already underway at one school. Miami-Dade County Public Schools has allocated $43 million in its budget to expand educational options...
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Relief for traffic jams when Brickell Bridge opens - Mar 23, 2017

Brickell Bridge opens may be ahead, Downtown Development Authority directors have heard. Chair Ken Russell, a Miami commissioner, met with Jim Wolfe, Florida Department of Transportation District 6 head, to review a list of problems with the bridge, including alleged improper openings that paralyze downtown, especially during rush...
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Tunnel under the Miami River gets major backer - Mar 09, 2017

The idea of digging a tunnel under the Miami River to keep traffic flowing on Brickell Avenue to and from downtown continues to attract the spotlight. On the heels of a January decision by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) supporting the Brickell Avenue tunnel project, the Miami River Commission approved a resolution supporting the...
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Brickell World Plaza Files Plan For 12-Story Retail & Garage - Mar 01, 2017

Retail development is spreading around Brickell City Centre, with a new 12-story project at Brickell World Plaza the most recent proposal. Brickell Financial Centre, LLC submitted the new plans to city planning officials this month, requesting modification of a previously approved Major Use Special Permit. The developer intends to...
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78-story mixed-use tower to replace Brickell Burger King - Feb 23, 2017

From Burger King to a real whopper, a developer plans a 78-story mixed-use tower on a Brickell area corner that’s been serving up burgers and fries for years. On the southwest corner of Southwest Eighth Street and South Miami Avenue, City Center Properties LLC plans the 950-foot tower, to be called simply 18. It will host 392 luxury condos...
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