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…