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Construction spending in South Florida skyrockets in April

Commercial construction tripled compared to April of last year By Amanda Rabines Construction spending was up 80 percent in South Florida in April compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction experienced a...
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Sean Davis Aerial of Memphis, Tenn.

Defining Desirable Cities and Neighborhoods Through Regulations | Architect Magazine

Local zoning laws and strategic plans that promote transit-oriented development and pedestrian-friendly downtowns are helping to shape great cities. By Ian Spula Great power to effect change in cities resides within local development codes. The era of the single-use factory, the...
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Auberge Beach Residences & Spa by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates

From NIMBY to YIMBY: What a developer learned listening to the neighbors | City & Shore Magazine

By Eric Barton City & Shore Magazine There’s a good chance you can think of a building or development down the road that nobody wanted. You know the one, where residents printed up Not In My Back Yard T-shirts and bumper stickers and flooded city hall with protest signs....
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Miami’s real estate value continues to rise despite the chronic flooding risks on its waterfront. Even as local governments pour millions into tackling high tides and storm surges, deeper economic and infrastructural issues loom as threats to growth and prosperity. Here, flooding hits the crew of television show Burn Notice in low-lying Miami Beach. (Courtesy maxstrz / Flickr)

Miami battles rising floodwaters even as development booms – Archpaper.com

By Zach Edelson In terms of cities and climate change, Miami Beach is the biggest canary in the coal mine. At approximately four feet above sea level, this 19-square-mile strip of artificial and natural islands faces frequent flooding during storms and high tides. (La...
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Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, managing partner, Cervera Real Estate; Alan Ojeda, CEO of developer Rilea Group; Julie Grimes, managing partner of the Hilton Bentley Hotel and asset manager of the Doubletree Grand Hotel; and Kim Stone, executive VP of the Miami Heat and general manager of American Airlines Arena, speak at the Miami Downtown Development Authority event at the East Hotel.

Miami Downtown Development Authority looks to tackle growing pains – SFBJ

By Brian Bandell Downtown Miami has become one of the fastest-growing urban cores in the world, and local leaders are encouraging the city to tackle the challenges that come along with such growth. The Miami Downtown Development Authority held an event at Brickell City Centre’s...
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Summer 2014 image of cranes in New York City framing One World Trade Center Adrian Cabrero: Flickr/Creative Commons

It’s official: The U.S. is in a massive building boom – Curbed

A new analysis reveals that increased construction spending is boosting the country’s economy at a rate not seen since 2008 By Barbara Eldredge The U.S. construction industry is alive and kicking. With new developments rising from coast to coast, construction is having a 21...
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Will Your Project Happen? UC Berkeley Has an App for That | Architect Magazine

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation recently launched a web-based calculator designed to compute the probability that a residential project will be developed as well as the impact policy changes could have on housing production. By Nate Berg The San Francisco Bay Area is in...
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Rendering of Overture Dadeland and an aerial view of 7400 Southwest 88th Street

Greystar pays $10M for land across from Dadeland Mall, plans new apartments

NBWW designed development will have 216 units geared toward tenants ages 55 and up Greystar, a national owner and builder of apartments, just closed its $10.3 million purchase of a Kendall medical office building it plans to redevelop into a rental tower for seniors. The...
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U.S.’s First Public Solar Road Will Roll Out On Route 66 – Curbed

Solar streets are finally having their moment in the sun by Barbara Eldredge You can get your kicks on Route 66. But soon, you might get your energy there too. Missouri is rolling out a set of energy-generating photovoltaic pavers along a section of the famous highway—the first...
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Architects: NBWW (Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates)

Bahia Mar Resort & Marina owner may still upgrade home of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if plans become profitable – South Florida Business Journal

Emon Reiser Reporter South Florida Business Journal The owner of the Bahia Mar Resort & Marina may still redevelop the important site, the Business Journal has learned – but not until plans make economic sense. Tate Capital CEO James Tate said his company pulled out of the...
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