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…

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…

Metro 1 Launches Wynwood Gateway Park Imagine, Design and Build Competition

Wynwood Gateway Complex

Metro 1, one of the top firms focusing on urban core real estate development in South Florida, has launched an idea and design/build competition for an urban park and garden at the Metro 1-developed Wynwood Gateway Complex. The winning plan for the Wynwood Gateway Park will be built and implemented by winter 2014 as part… Read more…

Understanding Miami’s Metrorail Land-Use

These awesome Metrorail land-use maps come to us via Miami Geographic. Miami’s rapid transit Metrorail train system currently consists of 23 stations running along a nearly 25-mile elevated, heavy-rail, dual-track corridor. Opened in May 1984, Metrorail is operated and maintained by Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), an agency of the Miami-Dade County administration. With Metrorail turning 30 years old… Read more…