Miami: First rules on sea level rise target raised structures - Jan 03, 2019

The City of Miami is pursuing changes to the Miami 21 zoning code to address sea level rise, and the proposed legislation is gaining support. City officials’ first attempt at new rules with climate change and sustainability in mind include a proposal to allow new construction and redevelopment to raise habitable structures out of the...
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Brickell City Centre expansion to help fund public housing - Dec 20, 2018

It could be two to three years before work starts on the next phase of sprawling Brickell City Centre, but when it does the City of Miami will get $1 million for affordable housing. Developer Swire Properties agreed to the voluntary public benefits contribution as it seeks approvals to expand its footprint in the neighborhood south of the Miami...
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Purchase approval of Brickell Bank by Benhamous awaited - Dec 19, 2018

It seems the sun may be setting on the purchase approval of Brickell Bank this year. Chairman and CEO Frederick Reinhardt, who expected the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s thumbs-up in 2018, remains hopeful about receiving purchase approval soon and expects the influx of capital to serve the company well. The FDIC is weighing Joseph...
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The ultimate nightmare scenario for this historic Miami church: A $7 million tax bill - Dec 17, 2018

The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, the oldest organized congregation in the city, has been hit with a $7.1 million tax bill by the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, which claims the church has leased a portion of church grounds to a for-profit school and food trucks, violating its religious exemption status. The church, located at 609...
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Brickell City Centre set for OK for two more towers - Dec 13, 2018

The continuing evolution of Brickell City Centre is set to be considered this week by Miami city commissioners. On the commission’s agenda today (12/13) is a third amendment to a Special Area Plan (SAP) for Brickell City Centre and a second development agreement for the large mixed-use project that has already taken over several city...
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Brickell Farmers Market Every Saturday! - Nov 29, 2018

Please join us this and every Saturday to delight yourself while supporting local artisans and their diverse, locally grown fresh produce and goods at our ongoing Brickell City Centre Farmers Market! Location: Along the landscaped pathway that runs between Seventh Street and Sixth Street, directly underneath Miami's Metro mover track. For...
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Brickell Avenue South Walking Tour - Nov 14, 2018

Join us this Saturday, November 17 at Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12 Terrace in the Brickell area at 10 a.m. to take part in this great 1.5-hour guided walking tour that will be featuring the colorful history, amazing architecture, surprising archaeology and environment of the internationally renowned Brickell Neighborhood. For more...
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