Hurricane Irma evacuations begin in Miami: ‘This storm is bigger, faster and stronger than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma evacuations begin in Miami: ‘This storm is bigger, faster and stronger than Andrew’

MIAMI — Mandatory evacuations of vast swaths of coastal South Florida began Wednesday as anxious residents continued to watch and wait — and watch, and wait — for the massive storm to roll closer. “This storm is bigger, faster and stronger than Hurricane Andrew,” cautioned Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who made Wednesday stops in Marathon,…

The Mana-Greene Effect: Big-Name Developers Not Moving on Downtown Properties

The Mana-Greene Effect: Big-Name Developers Not Moving on Downtown Properties

Moishe Mana. Courtesy photo South Florida downtowns are on the cusp of growth that’s put them on the map as major urban centers — yet two big-name developers have opted to sit on their downtown properties. Moishe Mana, the Israeli-born entrepreneur best known as being one of the Wynwood redevelopment pioneers, has invested more than…

State investigators found no evidence mayor blackmailed a commissioner in North Bay Village

State investigators found no evidence mayor blackmailed a commissioner in North Bay Village

A criminal investigation into mysterious letters sent to a former North Bay Village commissioner has been closed and there is no evidence that Mayor Connie Leon-Kreps was involved in any alleged blackmail. That’s according to a brief email sent late Friday to the village commission by Village Attorney Norman Powell citing an investigation by the…

Lakeland chamber, city welcome NoBay Village to downtown

Lakeland chamber, city welcome NoBay Village to downtown

Hide caption Downtown’s new NoBay Village block of residential and retail development was officially anointed and celebrated by city government and business leaders Thursday. LAKELAND — Downtown’s new NoBay Village block of residential and retail development was officially anointed and celebrated Thursday by city government and business leaders. “This is really and truly a labor…

300th new condo tower of this real estate cycle proposed for South Florida | Miami Herald

300th new condo tower of this real estate cycle proposed for South Florida | Miami Herald

Developers have not been this bullish about the prospects of the South Florida condo market for at least a decade. In a testament to that widespread developer optimism, the 300th new condo tower of this current South Florida real estate cycle has just been announced east of Interstate 95 in the tricounty region of Miami-Dade,…

Market Snapshot: Bay Oaks

Market Snapshot: Bay Oaks

Popular condo enclave offers leisurely lifestyle for owners and vacationers alike Built in 1975, Bay Oaks has been a popular condo-townhouse enclave on Siesta Key for over 40 years. Located at 6157 Midnight Pass Road half a mile north of the Stickney Point Bridge, it offers a leisurely vacation lifestyle among lush, tropical surroundings, as…