ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean News

ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean Member Spotlight: Joe Chancy Highlighted as Entrepreneur

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ULI Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. Read the entrepreneur profile of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean … Read More

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Riviera Beach TAP Complete – Report Available

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In the summer of 2016, the City of Riviera Beach asked the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council to convene a TAP to develop a set of observations and recommendations related to relocating or rebuilding city hall, the city’s public safety operations, the public works department, and a branch library. Five publicly-owned sites were to be considered in the evaluation, including the potential for private redevelopment on one or more of the sites. The following describes the process used by the TAP to make its recommendations, including…Read More Riviera Beach Tap … Read More

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Resiliency Panel Report Available – Arch Creek Basin, Miami

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With over 84 miles of coastline and a population of 2.6 million people, Miami-Dade County is one of the most vulnerable areas to sea level rise in the country. Many parts of the County are already regularly experiencing flooding due to low elevations and drainage problems, and the County is vulnerable to extreme weather events that could include catastrophic winds and storm surge. South Florida’s porous substrate also makes traditional defenses, such as levees, less effective for managing groundwater levels and flooding. Miami-Dade County invited ULI to study the Arch … Read More

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Vision Awards Project of the Year Winner Wynwood Walls Awarded One of ULI’s 2016 Global Awards for Excellence

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DALLAS (October 27, 2016)—Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence program, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious awards programs. This year’s winners—representing projects in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America—were honored today at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas. The program, established in 1979, recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management. Open to the entire industry … Read More

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Miami Needs Big Toolkit to Add Affordable Housing, panel says

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A holistic approach to boosting the supply of affordable housing is the best one, say local experts, as there’s not a single policy that will lower the number of Miami’s working households paying an increasing percentage of their income on rent or mortgages. Here in the Miami metro area, there are 275, 000 working households that earn between 60% and 120% of the median income and are paying more than half of what they earn for their housing, said Stockton Williams, executive Director of the Urban Land Institute’s Center for … Read More

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There’s No single Solution for Lack of Affordable Housing

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Local governments could make building permit processes more efficient, panelists said. A complete set of public policies is more likely than a solitary solution to expand the availability of affordable housing, a director of the Urban Land Institute said during a panel presentation Wednesday in Miami. “There is no one policy tool that in and of itself is going to make a dramatic difference on this problem,” said Stockton Williams, executive director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. “The good news is a number of cities are starting to put … Read More

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Bank of America Announces ULI as a 2016 Community Development Grant Recipient

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Strong, vibrant neighborhoods are foundational to the overall economic health of our community. Yet, we know that particularly in low-to-moderate income areas, people struggle to access affordable housing and continuous revitalization of these neighborhoods is needed to create a better living environment for individuals and families. While South Florida boasts some of the best places to live, more work needs to be done to ensure a healthy ratio exists between cost of living and the availability of skilled-jobs and the wages they pay. We believe strongly that community revitalization is … Read More

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Wynwood Walls Named 2016 Project of the Year!

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ULI SE Florida/Caribbean announced its 2016 Project of the Year Winner on Thursday, September 22nd at the District Council’s Vision Awards to an audience of over 640 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The Wynwood Walls is a collection of six privately-owned warehouses, located in the urban core of Miami, whose exterior walls were transformed into an outdoor “Museum of the Streets” by visionary place-maker Tony Goldman. The Walls surround more than 1.5 acres of land, formerly parking lots and junkyards, that now provide multiple areas for the public to enjoy. With … Read More

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Center for Leadership Coming Soon!

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ULI SE Florida/Caribbean is committed to cultivating leaders in the industry, community and ULI and is pleased to announce the formation of a center for leadership. The ULI Foundation recently awarded the District Council with a grant to start the program. Heidi Sweetnam, Senior VP of District Councils stated, “We are incredibly impressed by the commitment of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean‘s membership to strengthen leadership in the region. The well thought out proposal gives us confidence that this grant will create the highest level of impact.“ The program is typically 9 … Read More

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From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

To the east of City Hall, Codina Partners developed 8333 NW 53rd St., a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 sq m) office building with a rotunda at its southwestern corner and its own six-level, 700-space parking garage. (CR-Codina Partners)

As single-use suburban office parks across the nation suffer increasing vacancies, developers have begun to acquire and transform them into mixed-use centers. Meanwhile, as corporations as different as Weyerhaeuser and General Electric gravitate from office parks to center cities like Seattle and Boston, respectively, office park redevelopers increasingly seek to create walkable urbanism with diverse uses within multitenant, mixed-use, nascent downtowns. In south Florida, a father/daughter development team took on the task of developing an entire new downtown out of what had been an office park. Initially developed in the … Read More

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