Monthly Archives: March 2014

TAP Focuses on Miami’s 79th Street Corridor

Working with Miami-Dade County’s Economic Advocacy Trust and other community leaders, the District Council recently completed a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) focusing on the 79th Street Corridor area of Miami from NW 7th Ave. west to the NW 36th Ave. TOD area.  Creating a sense of place, as well as strategies to drive economic development along the corridor, were high priorities.  The panel was chaired by Ralph Rosado, Executive Director of the South Florida Community Development Coalition, and panelists included Javier Avino of Bilzin Sumberg, Tony Cho of Metro 1 … Read More

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2012 Vision Award Winner Chosen as a ULI Case Study

In this new Case Study from ULI, get an inside look at the financing, design, and development of 1450 Brickell, an office project in Miami that uses impact-resistant glass to make the building more resilient against flying debris in hurricanes. This building was the District Council’s Vision Awards 2012 Project of the Year winner. Alan Ojeda, the founder and CEO of Rilea Group, began planning the second phase of his two-acre project on Brickell Avenue in 2005, the same year that numerous high-rise buildings in the area were badly damaged by … Read More

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SE FL/Caribbean Awarded ULI Resiliency Grant

Local Projects in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale Receive Grants Totaling $80,000 WASHINGTON (March 7, 2014) — Four grants totaling $80,000 have been awarded to four Urban Land Institute (ULI) district councils as part of ULI’s Resiliency Grant program. The grant money will support local projects that help advance ULI’s work in helping develop long-term urban design and real estate strategies to making cities both more resilient and adaptable to the impact of climate change. The grants are part of the institute’s larger program of work … Read More

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