building http://wlrn.org en Here's What The Tequesta Site Downtown Will Look Like, And Why It's Great For Miami http://wlrn.org/post/heres-what-tequesta-site-downtown-will-look-and-why-its-great-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barring any drastic moves by the Miami city commissioners Thursday, the controversial&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3935274_expert-tequesta-site-in-downtown.html" target="_blank">Tequesta</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3935274_expert-tequesta-site-in-downtown.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;site unearthed downtown</a> will have a marquee showcase from the sidewalk and <strong>numerous interpretation options for visitors. </strong></span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:59:32 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 29823 at http://wlrn.org Here's What The Tequesta Site Downtown Will Look Like, And Why It's Great For Miami North Miami Bands Together For Housing Sweeps http://wlrn.org/post/north-miami-bands-together-housing-sweeps <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Miami Police&nbsp;Department, code enforcement teams and even parks and recreation are joining forces in what are being called “building inspection sweeps.” The city says going in together as a team helps streamline code enforcement.</span></p><p>Three months ago, the roof of an apartment building in North Miami collapsed, displacing over 250 people from their homes. Though that was not the impetus for creating this coalition, city representatives said they learned from the accident.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:45:14 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29895 at http://wlrn.org North Miami Bands Together For Housing Sweeps Homestead Aims High With Observation-Tower Plan http://wlrn.org/post/homestead-aims-high-observation-tower-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine this: You’re heading down the Florida Turnpike on your way to the Keys and spot this interesting-looking steel tower.&nbsp; It’s got an observation deck that corkscrews from the ground all the way to a height of about 560 feet.</span></p><p>You’re gonna stop the car, right?</p><p>That’s what Homestead officials are counting on.&nbsp; The city is considering building such a tower to attract tourists to its downtown.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:57:13 +0000 Christine DiMattei 25342 at http://wlrn.org Homestead Aims High With Observation-Tower Plan Building For Sea-Level Rise -- Without Rules http://wlrn.org/post/building-sea-level-rise-without-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade County has recently worked out a $1.5 billion plan with the Environmental Protection Agency to fix its aging sewer system — an over-burdened network of pipes, pumps and plants that’s leaked a lot of sewage in the past years.</span></p><p>But a local environmental group says there’s a major piece missing from that agreement: climate-change planning in a consent decree.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:57:18 +0000 Arianna Prothero 22978 at http://wlrn.org Building For Sea-Level Rise -- Without Rules Avoiding the “CON” in Construction http://wlrn.org/post/avoiding-con-construction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">04/07/11 -&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Topical Currents</strong><span style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;begins with South Florida contractor <strong><a href="http://thecontractress.com/">Kia Ricchi,</a></strong> and her book, <strong><a href="http://amzn.to/16dwNDM">AVOIDING THE “CON” IN CONSTRUCTION</a></strong>. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 11407 at http://wlrn.org Avoiding the “CON” in Construction