Sarasota To Reveal ‘Complete Streets’ Plan
The Florida city will make improvements on two downtown streets to make them safer and more pedestrian-friendly.
Resilience and Affordable Housing Key Topics at Florida Conference
The conference brought together local planners and policymakers to develop strategies for boosting resilience in coastal areas while maintaining affordable housing stock.
Miami’s Return to Parking Minimums a Mystery to Housing Advocates
The city’s decision to reinstate parking requirements for housing developments will likely slow the recent boom of ‘missing middle housing’ construction.
Tampa Bay Commits to Electric Regional Rapid Transit
The transit agency’s board voted to use all-electric buses in its planned bus rapid transit fleet, but criticism of plans to expand a freeway to accommodate the new route remain.
U.S. District Judge Ends Federal Mask Mandate on Transit
A Trump-appointed U.S. district judge in Florida voided the Biden administration's mask mandate that applied to plane, train and bus travel. It had just been renewed by the CDC on April 13 and was due to expire on May 3.
Miami-Dade County Housing Market in ‘Crisis’ as Rents Soar
The county’s mayor has declared housing affordability a crisis as costs in South Florida cities rise by as much as 30 percent.
Gainesville Weighs Inclusionary Zoning Proposal
The northern Florida city could follow others in removing barriers to building accessory dwelling units and multifamily buildings in neighborhoods zoned for single-family homes. Some local residents oppose the plan.
Miami City Commissioners Vote to Reinstate Downtown Parking Minimums
It's unclear when the law will take effect, but the Miami City Commission has approved that an ordinance that heads in the opposite direction of current planning trends and even the city's own groundbreaking zoning code.
Pedestrians Briefly Take Back Miami Beach's Ocean Drive
Miami Beach reopened Ocean Drive to vehicles earlier this year at the request of hotel owners. So many pedestrians showed up to the famous street on a weekend earlier this month, however, that cars were blocked once again.
Orlando Rail Driving Transit-Oriented Development
Central Florida's SunRail commuter train is spurring dozens of transit-oriented housing projects near its stations.
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