April 24, 2014

Housing/Construction

Deep Thoughts on Miami's Port Project

Bill Johnson is overseeing major construction programs, including a $180-million dredging project to bring the harbor to a minimum depth of 50 feet to accommodate “Post-Panamax” ships and a $1-billion tunnel under Biscayne Bay to directly conn Read more »
Published on 10/1/2009

Taking a Cue from Architectural Icons

Much of what is new is old when it comes to Florida architecture today. Much of the current construction is taking its cue from iconic designs on both coasts. Here's a snapshot of those who both in their day and now continue to define Florida design.Read more »
Published on 9/1/2009

First Woman Dean of UF Engineering School Promises Changes

This summer, the University of Florida named Cammy Abernathy dean of the College of Engineering. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2009

If Frank Lloyd Wright Built Your Dorm Room ...

The new triangular staircase echos other features by Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2009

Transformation of Daytona Beach

With a 10-year goal of creating 10,000 jobs and a cohesive image for Daytona Beach, business leaders are joining forces to transform a 5-by-2-mile area along International Speedway Boulevard between I-4 and State Road A1A. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2009

Bargain Buying: 'Hellacious Deals'

No stranger to the courthouse, as litigant or as buyer at auctions, Glenn Straub brims with ideas for his properties, whether the Miami Arena site or gambling boats he’s bought. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

A Development Conceived Out of the Bible

Buddy Runnels figures that among the aging Baby Boomers beginning to retire are many who would welcome the spiritual and cultural enrichment — music, mentoring, arts and crafts — that vibrant, next-door church congregations would provide. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

It's Official: St. Joe No Longer Florida's Largest Private Landowner

St. Joe's flagship property is Watercolor, off Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2009

Judge Tries to Lighten Foreclosure Case Load

The new rules are intended to help the court navigate a nearly 600 percent rise in foreclosure cases since 2006. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

A Price Tag on Nature

The monetary value of the natural ecosystem itself is rarely discussed, usually because there’s no authoritative estimate. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Safety Recommendations After Deaths Draw Fire

Many Florida municipalities lack public worker safety programs, so last year the state recommended enacting workplace safety and health laws for public sector employees. Read the status of these new rules. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

'Full Steam Ahead' for Babcock Ranch

The prolonged slump has pushed the anticipated start for the 19,500-home project back a year to 2011 and forced nine layoffs at Kitson & Partner’s Port Charlotte office. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Economic Reconstruction in St. Marks

For decades last century, the city of St. Marks in Wakulla County thrived as a petroleum port and storage center. But when pipelines began replacing boat transport, the town’s core industry and jobs declined. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Data: Vacant Developed Lots in Southeast Fla.

land Room to Grow Supply of vacant developed lots based on annual starts pace (as of the end of the third quarter): County Supply of Vacant Lots (months) Martin 194.4... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Syd Kitson: Weathering the Perfect Storm

In the current economy, his firm, Kitson & Partners, has had to deal with a growing number of challenges requiring concentrated attention. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Despite Downturn, Ft. Lauderdale Skyscraper Planned

Fort Lauderdale's skyline shaper Terry Stiles thinks the commercial real estate market won't be back until at least 2010. And while, he had to lay off employees, he sees enough of a silver lining to plan downtown's tallest tower. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Stats: Owners With Second Mortgage

See percentage of south Florida mortgaged owner-occupied homes that also have a second mortgage or home equity loan. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

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