City of Miami Public Hearing: Small Building Parking Exemption

Will our City commissioners finally come to their senses and realize we cannot evolve into a world-class city if we continue to require developers to adhere to minimum parking requirements that decrease affordability and perpetuate automobile use? This discussion is long overdue, but finally the City Commission has agreed to conduct a public hearing on… Read more…

Contact Your City Commissioners- Support a Parking Requirement Exemption for Small Urban Buildings

*protected email*. Minimum parking requirements are killing good urban development in Miami. Luckily, there has been a push to eliminate parking requirements for small urban buildings (<10,000 sq ft) in recent months.  This is a good first step in the right direction if Miami really aspires to become a walkable and less autocentric city. Minimum… Read more…

Downtown Hollywood Gets Artsy

The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, along with community partners, are beautifying the streets of Downtown Hollywood and creating a sense of place and community through the “Downtown Hollywood Mural Project.” Precisely a dozen streetscapes have sprung to life with bold, colorful, and mesmerizing illustrations, outdoor murals, painted by South Florida artists. The latest work was… Read more…

Miami-Dade County Deserves New Thinking on Transit

By: Eli Stiers, Esq. and Leah Weston, J.D. We were disappointed by dismissive statements of Miami-Dade County Commissioner and Chair of the Finance Committee, Esteban Bovo, at the recent public meeting on the County’s annual budget.  Bovo’s comments have been memorialized in a YouTube video posted by Ms. Weston.  In response to a request that the… Read more…

Event: Donald Shoup-The Godfather of Eliminating Required Parking

Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking and distinguished professor of urban planning at UCLA, will give a talk on Monday, April 21 from 8 to 10 AM at AIA’s Miami Center for Architecture & Design, 100 NE 1 Ave, Miami, FL 33132. Shoup is the godfather of the scientific study of parking, and has spoken widely… Read more…

Map: The Not-So-Many Parks of Miami-Dade County

This comes to us via Matt Toro at Transit Miami… I kept it simple: only beaches, municipal-operated, and county-operated parks were included. These criteria effectively excluded the following uses, which are part of Miami-Dade County’s default “Park” category: Recreational Vehicle Parks/Camps Private Recreational Facilities Associated with Private Residential Developments Private Recreational Camps/Areas Cemeteries Golf courses… Read more…