The population of downtown Miami has risen about 150 percent since 2000, according to a new report by the Miami Downtown Development Authority. Young professionals represent half the population, and most have some college education.
Laura Viveros, 32, of Miami co-founded Soles for Change, an artisanal shoe retailer that gives back a portion of proceeds to benefit the Colombian women (mostly single mothers) and seniors, who make them.
As urban development increases in South Florida, Miamians are less likely to find green spaces among the gray buildings. Last week’s PARK(ing) Day challenged creative types around Miami to find new ways to turn city blocks into public open spaces.
Developer Shahab Karmely says the Taplin Company — whose founder, Martin Taplin, fell to his death in a suicide this spring — double-crossed him on a land deal in Miami’s red-hot downtown. Now he’s suing.
Mobile manicure salon Pretty Nails 2 Go offers a range of nail and wax services including acrylic, gel nails, eyebrows and lip waxing and currently serves the Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Doral and Midtown areas.
Miami’s historic preservation board has a chance to save renowned Arquitectonica’s distinctive first building, the red, ziggurat-fronted Babylon Apartments, but extensive deterioration and a demolition order cloud its future.
A generator being used to run heavy equipment on the balcony of a high-rise-building in Brickell City Centre burst into flames Wednesday afternoon, but quick thinking employees were able to douse the fire with extinguishers before rescue crews arrived, according to Miami Fire Rescue.
Florida law says condo associations shouldn’t charge fees greater than $100 per applicant, but nearly 50 percent of Miami-Dade condo listings ask more. That’s making a tough housing market even tougher for the poor and middle class.
Bernardo Quezada Salas and his family spent $8.2 million on South Florida condos. Now the leader of Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies says he wants to investigate Quezada Salas, a sitting federal legislator and former official of Mexico’s powerful and allegedly corrupt teacher’s union.
Bernardo Quezada Salas, an official at Mexico’s powerful and allegedly corrupt teachers union, and his family spent millions for Brickell and beachfront condos. That raises more questions about mystery money pouring into Miami real estate.
Public records show that a firm paid by Joaquim Barbosa, a popular Brazilian judge, failed to record a stamp tax on his condo at Icon Brickell in Miami. That effectively kept the price he paid for the unit out of public records. Details of the transaction were revealed in a massive leak called the “Panama Papers.”