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Miami Beach developer Robert Wennett closed on the purchase of the Miami Produce Center in Allapattah, marking another sign of the new commercial investment in the industrial neighborhood.  Records show Miami Produce Center LLC, an entity controlled by Wennett, paid $16 million for the combined 9.72 acres of land. The deal includes the 121,587-square-foot warehouses […]

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Miami’s Parking Deregulation Will Reduce Housing Costs One of the great thought experiments in modern urban planning is to consider just how much cheaper life would be if the government didn’t enforce minimum parking requirements. Academics like UCLA professor Donald Shoup, for example, have noted that these mandates raise construction costs for housing, retail and […]

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Little Havana Business Improvement District Scores Major Victory

Last week the efforts to launch the Little Havana Business Improvement District (LHBID) scored a major victory when the city approved the application for funding the campaign. Aside from legitimizing the effort, the approval representing a strong signal from the city Mayor and Commissioners that they are rooting for Little Havana’s continued progress. The What—What […]

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Calle Ocho: Highway to Brickell to Little Havana’s Main Street?  A phenomenal article by Herald writer and great citizen, Andres Viglucci. The Spanish-language tag for Little Havana’s fabled main street, Calle Ocho, might conjure up images of a magical stroll along a colorful neighborhood street, maybe some tropical architecture and picturesque shops and bodegas. That’s […]

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Multimodal Transit Dials Down the Need for Cars in Cities

Miami Must Kickstart the Cultural Shift to the Possibility of a Carless Urban Lifestyle.  Multimodal Transit Dials Down the Need for Cars in Cities, complementing rather than competing with public transit.  Integrated streets and Zero Parking Buildings pave that path. Great article by ULI.

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