5-point solution targets Brickell Bridge Gridlock - Jun 21, 2018

The Coast Guard says it’s willing to test an altered schedule for opening the Brickell Avenue Bridge if others deliver on four key changes to the clogged roadway crossing the Miami River. On May 29, James Wolfe of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wrote to the Coast Guard requesting changes to scheduled bridge openings. They...
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Handling of Brickell Avenue Bridge openings causes rift - Jun 05, 2018

Miami River Commission members are fuming about being left out of action that impacts Brickell Avenue Bridge openings. Frustration bubbled up at Monday’s meeting when Chairman Horacio Stuart Aguirre spoke of learning – after the fact – of a formal request to the Coast Guard to alter schedules to keep the bridge locked down and...
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Major public-private building partnership advances in Brickell - May 22, 2018

A major public-private partnership bringing a residential tower attached to a new fire station to the heart of Brickell is advancing. Miami commissioners are to consider a deal today (5/24) to expand the Rapid Transit Zone around the Brickell Metrorail Station to tie into the new mixed-use development from Southside Place LLC and the city. The...
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$1 fare proposed for now-free Metromover - May 18, 2018

Riders should be charged $1 each time they board the Metromover instead of relying on taxes meant to fund expansion of the county’s rapid transit system, Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman told a Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting last week. Ms. Heyman said residents she spoke with are willing to pay a small fee to use the...
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City swap, three-tower development on Miami River cast adrift - May 15, 2018

A complicated deal to gain a new office complex for the City of Miami in exchange for a triple tower private development on the Miami River is not as advanced as recently proclaimed. In fact, City Manager Emilio González said it’s far from being a sure thing. The deal arises from the city’s intent to sell or lease Miami...
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Hyatt Regency riverfront deal gets a slowdown - May 15, 2018

Hyatt Regency executives are eager to lock in a new long-term lease of Miami riverfront so they can build a new hotel and more, but city commissioners are in no rush and made that clear May 10. Proposed legislation to put the matter on the August primary election ballot was deferred for at least two weeks. The City of Miami owns the 4.2-acre site...
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Miami River Commission backs vast downtown development - May 10, 2018

The Miami River Commission is endorsing the latest plan to redevelop a city-owned property in the heart of downtown. By unanimous vote Monday the commission recommended approval of a proposal to redevelop a 4.2-acre site at 400 SE Second Ave., home to a Hyatt Regency Hotel and the city’s James L. Knight Convention Center. The matter is up...
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