Florida

Yesterday
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has expressed concerns that seldom-used churches aren’t paying taxes, take up valuable land, and would be better used to build housing for the Black community.
Miami Herald
3 days ago
A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Frontier Group indicates that highway boondoggles have been getting bigger, more costly, with the benefits more limited. Nine projects are analyzed in "Highway Boondoggles 3."
Illinois PIRG
3 days ago
Mark Bonn PHD who has been used by teams looking to secure public financing for stadiums, assumed that the vast majority of people attending Blue Jays spring training games wouldn't live in the county where the games were played.
Deadspin
5 days ago
All but one Clearwater City Council member voted to move forward with a transit center on Clearwater Beach. The hope is for fewer drivers to clog the roads on the way to a beach day.
Tampa Bay Times
April 4, 2017, 8am PDT
Parramore, an African American community in Orlando, has been almost erased from history.
Modern Cities
April 2, 2017, 7am PDT
Fighting a plan to develop new affordable housing, some residents of Apalachicola, Florida prefer an effort to restore the town's dilapidated, though historic, housing stock.
The New York Times
April 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Get to know the "Winter White House."
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 26, 2017, 7am PDT
The story of Babcock Ranch, "a planned community that could become the most sustainable town in America," as told by Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media.
Nexus Media
March 25, 2017, 5am PDT
After four crashes that led to deaths of four cyclists riding the Rickenbacker Causeway, a new bike bridge has been proposed in Miami.
The Architects Newspaper
March 15, 2017, 11am PDT
An abandoned railyard on the edge of downtown Lakeland is being transformed into a 160-acre urban green oasis by a group of local philanthropists.
Modern Cities
March 15, 2017, 10am PDT
Good and bad news for followers of Brightline, a South Florida rail start-up. Service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale begins in July, with Miami soon thereafter, but opponents may hamper extension to Orlando.
Palm Beach Post
March 15, 2017, 6am PDT
A massive mall, proposed for a 174-acre stretch of land that abuts the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties, has so far breezed through approvals. "American Dream Miami" will still require political victories.
Sun Sentinel
March 14, 2017, 5am PDT
Temporary installation is the first attempt to showcase possible improvements that could transform Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami into street rivaling the Embarcadero in San Francisco
Modern Cities
March 3, 2017, 6am PST
The picturesque ocean front of Miami Beach is being sullied by digital billboards now floating off shore on boats, outside the reach of the city's authority.
Miami New Times
February 27, 2017, 8am PST
One man's noise pollution is another man's symphony.
CityLab
February 24, 2017, 7am PST
In terms of travel times, jobs, and facilities, Tampa Bay ranks last or close to last in every category that measures public transit service and spending.
Tampa Bay Times
February 10, 2017, 5am PST
Fans of Disney theme parks and fans of Star Wars had a big week.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 8, 2017, 12pm PST
The sign code for North Redington Beach, Florida has been found in violation of the First Amendment, following a dispute with a local café.
Rocky Mountain Sign Law
February 2, 2017, 11am PST
As Jacksonville's long forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood undergoes massive redevelopment, a long time resident talks about his perspective of the gentrification occurring around him.
Modern Cities
February 1, 2017, 7am PST
As heavy truck traffic is removed from the streets of Tampa's Ybor City, efforts to return the area to its place as one of West Florida's most vibrant urban neighborhoods receive a major boost.
Modern Cities