Where to start...first, if you just read the article, and then asked that question, then the question was answered in the article...no? Secondly, is that the premise is correct? I don't think it is....Miami Community leaders and business leaders have been addressing the housing issue for several years. The article in the Palm Beach newspaper is more concerned with it's impact/comparison/contrast to the Scripts center in their county.Hisma said:When is Miami going to address it's problem of catering simply to the rich white collars?
Not only do they "want to" they are doing it. The Universtiy of Miami (the largest independant research university in the Southeast) owns the land in the Civic Center and is in the process of constructing 100's of thousands of lab/research space and a biotech incubator. The private sector will be adding housing, just as they have been doing in the last 3 years. Most of which will be built on parking lots. Miami doesn't simply cater to rich people, those projects are just better advertised.Hisma said:So they want to make a biotech hub and community housing for scientists and doctors. Where are they going to put the people they uproot in the process? I guess just push them out of the city.
Most people who live in Miami's suburban areas consider the Civic Center area to be "downtown". Strictly speaking, it's not... but psychologically, it is. As a practical matter, Civic Center and "downtown" are just one freeway exit apart anyway (ie, if you get on I-95 downtown and head north, NW 12th Street @ SR836 is really the first exit where you can get off).no that belongs to the Downtown area.