What a difference a year makes. Miami’s fledgling condo comeback of early 2012 has evolved into a full-blown stampede, with developers racing to acquire developable sites and launch new projects and international buyers snapping up units ‘sight unseen.’
Don't look now, but the rise of Miami's next up and coming neighborhood may be underway in the most unlikely of places. The city's Health District, located just northwest of Downtown and southwest of Wynwood, smack dab between MIA and South Beach is heating up.
This week's news that the AIA is relocating to the historic post office building in Downtown Miami serves as a good reminder that the Magic City is only about 116 years old. The "historic" label carries a much different meaning in these parts. Still, we may be guilty of not having preserved enough of our architectural gems.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 1:00pm
Today's Miami Herald column by Carrfour Supportive Housing President Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg needs little by way of introduction. Carrfour, Florida's largest non-profit affordable housing developer, has teamed up with partner organizations to provide residential and supportive services to vets who have returned home to find their life turned upside down.
Today's news that Espacio USA, the American subsidiary of one of Spain's largest real estate development firms, is planning a $412 million mixed-use project just north of the Arsht Center is a big step forward for downtown Miami on a few levels.
Submitted by Aaron Gordon on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 2:31pm
Kevin Costner has earned A-list celebrity status for memorable roles ranging from 'Crash' Davis in "Bull Durham" and 'Tin Cup' McAvoy in "Tin Cup," to Lt. Dunbar in "Dances With Wolves" and Ray Kinsella in "Field of Dreams." Now it may be time to add another line to his long-list of credits: lead vocals and rhythm guitar.
Submitted by Aaron Gordon on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 11:29am
The story of Miami's arts awakening has gone national, thanks to a feature in this weekend's San Francisco Chronicle penned by Miami's own Jane Wooldridge. The article's basic premise is one that we Miami folk have known for quite a while: the Magic City isn't about just sun and surf anymore.
Submitted by Aaron Gordon on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 10:18am
Traffic mayhem! A sudden uptick in neon bracelet sales! A disproportionate number of Dutch speakers overheard at Starbucks! It can only mean one thing: the Dade County Youth Fair has arrived. Not so fast.
Submitted by Aaron Gordon on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:47pm
Kudos to the City of Miami and some forward-thinking residents and stakeholders for converting a pedestrian-unfriendly median/parking lot in downtown Miami into a temporary park (read the Miami Herald's coverage of the park here). Don't blink or you'll miss it; the park will only be intact for five days (thru Sunday). But its very existence is sparking some very healthy discourse about how we use public spaces and how we can further evolve Miami into a more livable, walkable, sustainable city.
Submitted by Aaron Gordon on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 3:14pm