Florida

Sarasota County, Florida, has approved a plan to pave over forested wetlands and build parking for a Whole Foods Market. To compensate, the developer is donating another plot of wetlands to the public.
4 days ago   Quartz
The Suncoast Parkway has produced $22 million a year in revenue after a consultant said it would bring in $150 million a year. Yet the Florida Department of Transportation wants to expand the road.
5 days ago   Tampa Bay Times
This sounds like a dream for a lot of Planetizen readers: building models for Legoland.
Jan 24, 2016   Quartz
The U.S.Treasury Department will begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end luxury real estate in Manhattan and Miami Dade County because of concerns about the illicit flow of money.
Jan 15, 2016   The New York Times
Zipcar is a newcomer in Tampa Bay, but the efforts to expand its business in the next few years will provide a case study in how less dense cities can expand alternative transportation options.
Jan 13, 2016   Tampa Bay Times
Miami Beach is drafting its own textbook for how to respond to sea level rise. The New Yorker provides in-depth coverage of a region under siege by the sea that surrounds it.
Dec 30, 2015   The New Yorker
A car-dependent city is undertaking one of the most ambitious build-outs of bus rapid transit found anywhere in the United States.
Dec 28, 2015   U.S. Department Of Transportation
A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
Dec 27, 2015   The Urban Edge
Known for its unique Moorish Revival architecture, and beset by a host of urban problems, the Miami suburb may have found its savior in Germane Barnes. The young architect and planner aims to revitalize the area without gentrifying it.
Dec 6, 2015   Curbed
A bike trail can be much more than a bike trail.
Dec 3, 2015   Tampa Bay Times
St. Petersburg will overhaul its bus system in early 2016, expecting improved efficiency from operating on the downtown city grid as well as upgrades to the area that serves as the current hub of the system.
Nov 24, 2015   Creative Loafing Tampa Bay