A Look Back at the Urban Impact of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz

As termed-out Mayor Manny Diaz leaves office in Miami, The Miami Herald's Andres Viglucci takes a look back at the impact Diaz had on the city's growth.

Diaz was instrumental in bringing about the condo boom that has characterized downtown Miami in recent years, as well as the city's recently approved form-based code, Miami 21.

"The mayor who will likely best be remembered -- and in some quarters, reviled -- for presiding over an unprecedented development boom and an ambitious set of grand plans wasn't focused just on the big picture.

'There was not an area of the city that didn't get our attention, and this is something I'm very proud of,' said Diaz, hauling out the binder during an interview just days before leaving office. 'This was my Bible, and we focused on everything.'"

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