Retail buzz surrounds Brickell City Centre - Jun 20, 2017

When it comes to the retail sector, much of the buzz surrounds Brickell City Centre and its retail component, which opened late last year. “Drop a pin on Brickell City Centre and you can see the ripples going out, all around the Miami River,” said Robert Granda, a director of Franklin Street of Fort Lauderdale. He points to the Nexus...
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Riverfront revival in Miami targets hotel, convention center - Jun 13, 2017

A variety of stakeholders have their eyes set on a riverfront revival in Miami. These interests are converging now and could lead to a new and vibrant riverfront downtown that could see a revived hotel and convention center, expanded and improved public riverwalk, and a renovated and reopened Fort Dallas Park.  For complete article,...
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Drive on to reopen lane of Brickell Avenue Bridge - Jun 08, 2017

Officials with the Miami River Commission want the Florida Department of Transportation to restore one northbound lane of traffic to the Brickell Avenue Bridge. This is just one of a dozen ideas assembled by the commission to keep cars moving on Brickell Avenue and keep ships moving on the Miami River. River commission members and others are...
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Doral is the fastest-growing large city in Florida - Jun 01, 2017

Doral was the fastest-growing large city in Florida during the current decade and eleventh-fastest in the nation in the period, according to new US Census data analyzed by the FIU Metropolitan Center. Miami was the state’s eighth-fastest growing city in the same six-year span, with a population growth of 13.1% – almost 53,000 people,...
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Miami Commissioner Ken Russell to open Congressional exploratory committee - May 31, 2017

 Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell is forming an exploratory committee to gauge whether he should run for Congress. Russell, a Democrat and first-term commissioner representing downtown and Coconut Grove, has tapped Utrecht, Kleinfeld, Fiori, Partners in Washington, D.C. to help him decide if he should open a 2018 campaign for the District...
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Downtown offers wish list for Miami general obligation bonds - May 25, 2017

Directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority say they are generally in favor of the City of Miami’s plan to seek a $275 million general obligation bond issue. But several added that there also must be changes in the city’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) before any potential bond-funded projects get started. The...
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Brickell Avenue Bridge driving will not get easier - May 18, 2017

Drivers frustrated with the reduced number of lanes on the Brickell Avenue Bridge won’t see relief any time soon. In 2013, two traffic lanes were removed – one each north- and southbound – because of pedestrian and bicyclist safety issues. “I met last week with staff to go over the northbound third lane of Brickell Bridge...
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