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What’s the Construction Holdup on Española Way?

Miami Beach's quaint Espanola Way has been under renovation to become a permanently pedestrian street since significantly earlier than when I last wrote about it–October last year, "Espanola Way to be Permanently Pedestrianized"–and from the looks of things pretty much zero progress has been made since then. So, what's going on here?

UPDATE: Is Downtown's Historic Walgreens/L'Epoca Becoming a Police Station?

A temporary sign tacked above the front door of the former L'Epoca Department Store, an historic streamline moderne art deco building that originally held a Walgreens Drug Store, reads in big bold letters 'CITY OF MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT.'

Modernist Office Building in Coconut Grove by Seminal Miami Architect Kenneth Treister Faces Demolition

A group of architects and preservationists interested in preserving modernist architecture is fighting to save the Office in the Grove, an office building designed by seminal Miami architect Kenneth Treister in 1970, from demolition. Treister artfully tempered the building's precast concrete brutalist facade with creative architectural details of local flora and fauna, highlighting the surrounding Coconut Grove neighborhood.

Update on Architectonica's Babylon Apartments

Wondering what's happening at the Babylon... arguably Arquitectonica's first building and an iconic piece of Miamiania? When Miami’s historic preservation board considered the Babylon for...

Española Way to be Permanently Pedestrianized from Washington to Drexel Avenues

The block of Española Way which has been closed to traffic for years, and which won the title "Best Block of Miami" in 2012 for...