urban development http://wlrn.org en Thousands Demand Resignation Of Haitian President Martelly http://wlrn.org/post/thousands-demand-resignation-haitian-president-martelly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On our rundown: violent protests by thousands against Haitian President Michel&nbsp;Martelly, the Dominican Republic’s decision to strip the citizenship of Dominicans of Haitian descent, and allegations that the Fort Lauderdale and Miami Gardens police are engaging in racial profiling. Plus: we look at how the Miami Book Fair has grown since it began 30 years ago.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:48:28 +0000 Elaine Chen 24062 at http://wlrn.org Thousands Demand Resignation Of Haitian President Martelly Walmart Moves One Step Closer To Breaking Ground In Midtown Miami http://wlrn.org/post/walmart-moves-one-step-closer-breaking-ground-midtown-miami <p>A battle over plans to build a new Walmart in Midtown Miami continued Wednesday night before the city's Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board.</p><p>Although both sides of the issue attended the meeting, the focus instead was squarely on the numbers, two in particular: 21 and 27. These are the zoning ordinances that govern the use and design of land in midtown. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:43:35 +0000 Wilson Sayre 21576 at http://wlrn.org Walmart Moves One Step Closer To Breaking Ground In Midtown Miami Miami-Dade Expands Urban Development Boundary http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-expands-urban-development-boundary <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">Miami-Dade County commissioners on Wednesday opened the door to more warehouses and offices west of Doral, agreeing to expand the Urban Development Boundary to include a 521 acre-chunk already surrounding by buildings.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:43:57 +0000 Patricia Mazzei 21571 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Expands Urban Development Boundary The Sunshine Economy: Urban-Rural Dividing Line http://wlrn.org/post/sunshine-economy-urban-rural-dividing-line <p></p><p>Two pieces of land in real estate development-hungry South Florida. They are less than two miles apart but more than 10-times the difference in assessed values (see photo above).</p><p>The reason: the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) in Miami-Dade County.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tom Hudson 20807 at http://wlrn.org The Sunshine Economy: Urban-Rural Dividing Line Decision Helps Walmart Inch Closer To Miami's Midtown http://wlrn.org/post/decision-helps-walmart-inch-closer-miamis-midtown <p></p><p>Miami’s planning director has given Walmart the green light to build a new store in the city's Midtown district. However, Walmart still has more hoops to jump through before it can carve out a place in Midtown.</p><p>It’s been a two-year battle for the retailer associated with boxy, suburban stores to win the right to build in the trendy, urban neighborhood.</p><p>Walmart can now apply for a building permit since Miami’s Planning Director Francisco Garcia decided the company’s plans meet the local zoning code.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 18978 at http://wlrn.org Decision Helps Walmart Inch Closer To Miami's Midtown How You Can Help Improve Miami's Public Spaces http://wlrn.org/post/how-you-can-help-improve-miamis-public-spaces <p></p><p></p><p>Miami doesn’t have a lot of public spaces. Experts say things like parks and plazas are in short supply, and that might hurt the city’s ability to attract and retain talented workers.</p><p>In order to change that, the Miami Foundation is trying out something new. It's <a href="http://ourmiami.org/" target="_blank">holding a contest</a> for ideas to make more public space in the county and awarding $100,000 in prize money to implement the best ideas.</p><p><strong>Battling History</strong></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:45:17 +0000 Arianna Prothero 18270 at http://wlrn.org How You Can Help Improve Miami's Public Spaces Two Visions Of New Miami Beach Convention Center Emerge http://wlrn.org/post/two-visions-new-miami-beach-convention-center-emerge <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/14/3397269/two-teams-vying-for-miami-beach.html" target="_blank">In their first fully fleshed-out presentations on Tuesday, the developers competing to redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center area described a vibrant new urban district of interconnected green spaces and cultural opportunities anchored by cutting-edge designs</a> — even as they crossed swords over which plan would yield more benefits to the city at a better cos Wed, 15 May 2013 17:44:39 +0000 Christina Veiga & Andres Viglucci 14104 at http://wlrn.org Two Visions Of New Miami Beach Convention Center Emerge