Dezer Development has initiated the construction of Bentley Residences Miami, the first branded residences for Bentley Motors, on a 2.37-acre site in Sunny Isles Beach. The 62-story tower will consist of 216 units, with over 40% already sold. The condos boast extravagant features such as "Dezervator" car elevators, large balconies with built-in pools, and spacious living areas. The development is attracting wealthy buyers, particularly from the United States, with units priced from $5.8 million to $70 million. The project is expected to be completed by 2027 and will offer a range of exclusive amenities, including a restaurant managed by chef Todd English. The construction budget is approximately $800 million, with plans to secure a construction loan of $550-600 million.
Location: Sunny Isles Beach, United States
Published: 2024-02-26 21:30:00
The Florida Legislature is on the move, with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) announcing its intent to award six-year contracts to Florida Community Care and Simply Healthcare to test managed care integration for traditional health care and home- and community-based services in Medicaid Regions D and I. The state is also considering the potential impact of bills, including one to ban people under 21 from exotic dancing. Additionally, the House heard a bill that would ban the sale of cultivated meat, with potential exceptions for scientific research. Meanwhile, the University of North Florida faces an important basketball game for tournament seeding in the ASUN conference.
AHCA is expected to announce the statewide Medicaid managed care winners on Feb. 23, while the impact of banning individuals under 21 from exotic dancing may lead to increased prison costs. The bill to ban the sale of cultivated meat was discussed in the House, where it received an amendment allowing exceptions for scientific research. The University of North Florida is preparing for an important basketball game that could impact its seeding in the ASUN conference tournament.
Location: Jacksonville, United States
Published: 2024-02-12 23:00:45
A seven-story self-storage facility is being built in the Flagami neighborhood of Miami-Dade County, funded by a $21.3 million construction loan from Valley National Bank. The project covers a 0.91-acre site and is being developed by Insite Property Group. The development was approved for 146,360 square feet of self-storage and is driven by the growing demand in South Florida's multifamily market. South Florida has seen significant self-storage construction in the last decade, with additional projects expected in the coming years. Rent for self-storage has increased 6.1% year-over-year to $176 for a standard 10-foot-by-10-foot unit, according to RentCafe.
Location: Flagami, Miami-Dade County, United States
Published: 2024-02-05 17:43:32
Katia Saint Fleur, an experienced consulting and communications professional, has joined The Southern Group's South Florida office, reuniting with former colleagues Senator Oscar Braynon and lobbyist Oneca Lowery. Her extensive background in local and state government, as well as the private sector, includes serving as Braynon's legislative aide and starting her own consulting business in the Miami-Dade area. Saint Fleur's addition is expected to enhance the firm's service and expertise, with endorsements from Senator Tracie Davis and Miami-Dade Commissioner Marleine Bastien. Prior to her career in consulting, Saint Fleur worked in broadcast journalism and collaborated with the U.S. Department of Commerce. She is known for her commitment to community advocacy, particularly in the area of domestic violence, and holds a journalism degree from Clark College in Atlanta.
Location: Miami, United States
Published: 2024-01-30 09:30:45
City officials from across Florida are gathering in Tallahassee for the Florida League of Cities Legislative Action Days, an event aimed at showcasing the connection between legislation and local communities. Almost 300 elected officials representing cities of all sizes will discuss topics ranging from addressing infrastructure needs and protecting revenue sources to promoting economic development and tackling environmental concerns. The aim is to provide lawmakers with insight into how legislative choices impact the everyday lives of residents. Meanwhile, lobbying firms in South Florida and Tampa Bay are expanding with new talent, and a strategist at Cavalry Strategies is being promoted, highlighting changes in the state's lobbying landscape. Additionally, a fundraising event for local animal welfare groups in Tallahassee was successful, raising a total of $48,351. The event also saw contributions from various sponsors. Lastly, a series of social media posts and upcoming events are highlighted, including Governor Ron DeSantis backing proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution and a Senate bill expanding Sheriffs' budget authority moving forward.
Location: Tallahassee, United States
Published: 2024-01-30 09:00:32
A preview of Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs is discussed by AFC executives, who offer contrasting opinions on the teams' talents. Meanwhile, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists is celebrating Physician Anesthesiologists Week, emphasizing the importance of physician-led anesthesia care. In other news, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has expressed readiness to deploy the state guard to the southern border, and the Florida State Guard may soon receive approval to operate outside the state.
Moreover, House and Senate leadership have released budget proposals, with the Senate plan totaling $115.9 billion and the House version $392 million less. The House budget also includes a provision allowing state gaming regulators to keep illegal gambling devices confiscated during investigations.
Additionally, a bill seeks to ban certain alternative cannabinoids from the state's hemp market, impose limits on delta-9 THC, and scrutinize fentanyl exposure penalties. Lastly, a proposed bill in Florida could prevent out-of-pocket charges for breast imaging, potentially benefiting thousands of individuals.
Location: St. Petersburg, United States
Published: 2024-01-29 12:30:25
A Palestinian-American student at the University of Central Florida was arrested for allegedly threatening Jewish students during the Gaza war fallout. The incident has raised concerns about campus turmoil and antisemitism. Meanwhile, the Florida Chamber Foundation predicts continued economic growth in the state, with job creation and GDP growth outpacing the national average. In a separate development, data shows that 7,000 women traveled to Florida for abortions in 2023, prompting discussions about the future of abortion laws in the state. Additionally, House and Senate initial spending proposals differ on environmental funding. Finally, there are efforts in Florida to allow patriotic organizations and chaplains to recruit students in public schools and to allow municipalities to apply to convert public schools into charter schools.
Location: Orlando, United States
Published: 2024-01-26 09:00:09
Billionaire Jorge Mas, chairman of MasTec and majority owner of Inter Miami CF, has sold his Pinecrest estate for $13.9 million. The buyer, the village of Pinecrest, plans to convert the five-acre property into a park and indoor recreation facility. In exchange for naming rights to the new park, Mas will donate $3.9 million of the purchase price. The property, purchased for $3.5 million in 1999, includes an 8,343-square-foot home with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, a wine cellar, a tennis court, a pool, and a collection of exotic trees. Mas is a co-founder of MasTec and co-owner of Inter Miami, which recently broke ground on Miami Freedom Park.
Location: Pinecrest, United States
Published: 2024-01-25 23:07:33
Lawmakers in Florida are considering additional changes to the state's legal system, following last year's approval of a significant "tort reform" legislation. The proposed bill aims to regulate outside parties that fund lawsuits and increase criminal penalties for cop killers. Meanwhile, the Governor's press office highlighted the success of the Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive, which collected over 1,400 toys for more than 300 children during the 2023 holiday season. Additionally, the article provides updates on various political and sports-related events in Florida.
Location: Tallahassee, United States
Published: 2024-01-25 23:00:36
The New Hampshire Primaries took place with Nikki Haley winning all six votes in Dixville Notch, shutting out former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced its plans to protect or achieve majorities in eight states, including Florida. Despite the GOP holding a majority in Florida's Legislature, RSLC aims to strengthen and expand its majorities in the state. Additionally, the article mentions a few social media posts and events, as well as an update on Governor Ron DeSantis' return to Florida and potential legislative focus.
In legislative news, the Florida House released a video in support of a bill aiming to shut off social media access for children under 16, citing concerns over mental health challenges caused by addictive technology. Furthermore, the Senate judiciary panel approved a bill reintroducing caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. This move was praised by the Consumer Protection Coalition.
Location: Dixville Notch, United States
Published: 2024-01-23 09:00:10