Barring any drastic moves by the Miami city commissioners Thursday, the controversial Tequesta site unearthed downtown will have a marquee showcase from the sidewalk and numerous interpretation options for visitors.
The North Miami Police 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.
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.
Imagine this: You’re heading down the Florida Turnpike on your way to the Keys and spot this interesting-looking steel tower. It’s got an observation deck that corkscrews from the ground all the way to a height of about 560 feet.
You’re gonna stop the car, right?
That’s what Homestead officials are counting on. The city is considering building such a tower to attract tourists to its downtown.
Homestead director of community redevelopment Rick Ammirato says the city is perfectly situated to offer visitors an extraordinary view.
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.
But a local environmental group says there’s a major piece missing from that agreement: climate-change planning in a consent decree.
04/07/11 - Topical Currents begins with South Florida contractor Kia Ricchi, and her book, AVOIDING THE “CON” IN CONSTRUCTION. She gives practical guidelines for home building, renovation and repair . . . and how to avoid scams. And more, Linda Gassenheimer with Lyn Farmer, the Director of the United Way Wine and Food Festival, along with Chef Orlando Arroyo. In its 16th year, the event has raised $12-million for those in need.