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…
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…
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…
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.
Little Havana’s Historic Calle Ocho stands close to a decision which will permanently alter the direction of this neighborhood’s evolution. This a prime moment for us to cement our commitment to great urban neighborhoods.
Miami Today featured our own Carlos Fausto Miranda’s thoughts on SouthFlorida‘s #multifamily market. We’d love to hear yours.
Keeping neighborhoods dynamic and interesting is not about gentrifying, but rather integrating. We must craft market-driven-urbanist-policies that compel the development of socially, culturally and economically vibrant urban neighborhoods if we want to continue enhancing our cities.
What would a Miami Row House look like?
Lisette Alvarez No matter where in the world I have lived, no matter how long I have been away or how brief my visit back, Little Havana has always been the one place where the present takes me back to the past.
Communities need progress, and that includes preserving the most valuable symbols of their identity and heritage. Sign the petition to protect the historic Tower Theater Miami‘s original and iconic marquee from being replaced by a modern digital version: https://www.change.org/p/miami-dade-college-save-the-historic-tower-theater-marquee?recruiter=251411401&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=mob-xs-share_petition-custom_msg&fb_ref=Default
The city presented recently an amendment to the zoning code that would vastly restrict development of smaller properties, curtailing the rights and efforts of small property owners and business owners to contribute to the building of their community.