Dezer’s 30-acre megaproject in North Miami Beach gets first approval

first_imgShare via Shortlink Renderings of the project and Gil Dezer (Getty; Renderings via Zyscovich Architects)A nearly 30-acre mixed-use development that would bring luxury condo towers, a harbor and public promenade secured a key approval from the city of North Miami Beach.Developer Gil Dezer’s plan to transform the Intracoastal Mall will return to the North Miami City Commission next month, after commissioners voted to pass zoning amendments and a 30-year development agreement between the city and developer on first reading after a meeting that stretched past 3 a.m. Friday morning.The developer is proposing 2,000 residential units, 575,000 square feet of retail and office space, 250 hotel rooms, a harbor and central park and more. The megadevelopment would replace the 234,000-square-foot Intracoastal Mall and a three-story office building.ADVERTISEMENTDezer, whose recent projects include the Residences at Armani/Casa and the Porsche Design Tower, — two luxury condo towers visible from North Miami Beach — tapped Bernard Zyscovich of Zyscovich Architects to design the development.(Rendering via Zyscovich Architects)In July, Dezer Development received a favorable vote from the North Miami Beach planning board for its plans for the 29-acre property.The four-phased project would include 200,000 square feet of office space and 375,000 square feet of retail space with a grocery store and entertainment retail, for-sale townhouses, condos and rental apartments, and a waterfront promenade.As part of the approval, Dezer would also build police and fire substations, a community center, and infrastructure around the project.Tracy Slavens, an attorney at Holland & Knight who’s representing Dezer, introduced the project and said the developer shifted the building height and reduced the “intensity” by more than 70 percent. Dezer plans to relocate some retail tenants of the existing mall into the new project.Mayor Anthony F. DeFillipo urged the commission to move the plan forward.“Use the Aventura Mall as an example,” DeFillipo said. “At the end of the day they have a community that’s thriving. Where do we want to be?Dozens of nearby residents spoke against the plans and urged commissioners to reject the proposed changes. Many talked about the impact it could have on traffic, especially for those living in the Eastern Shores neighborhood.“You have the right, the obligation to stop this thing and you have to do that,” said Bruce Kusens, a resident who opposes the zoning changes. “This was supposed to make things better, not make things worse.”An ordinance amending the zoning and land development code related to the Intracoastal Mall property passed 4 to 3, with commissioners Phyllis Smith, Fortuna Smukler and Barbara Kramer voting against it.The ordinance gives direction to city staff to make changes related to the hotel component. The second ordinance, approving the master development agreement and conceptual master plan request by the developer, also passed 4 to 3 with the same commissioners voting for and against it. The latter ordinance passed with amendments.Arthur Gallagher, who works for the developer, said construction of the first phase could take three years from the time the developer receives building permits.If the commission votes to approve the ordinances on second reading, Dezer would have to get site plan approval, in addition to approvals from other government agencies, including Miami-Dade County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management.Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsDevelopmentlast_img read more

You Can Still Get Your Fix: Experience the ‘Virtual’ Royal This November

first_img Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has announced that they will be going digital for 2020. After the difficult decision to cancel the Fair this November, organizers set about creating an event that will bring ‘Loyal Royals’ together to celebrate the best in Canadian agriculture, equestrian sport, food and agri-food innovation.You can explore, learn, cook, compete and GET AGRICULTURED this November 10-14 from the comfort and safety of your own home or classroom. Best of all, it’s free for everyone! The Royal and partners are developing what promises to be an amazing virtual platform that covers agriculture sustainability, equestrian excellence, farm innovation and technology, local food, food competitions, careers in the agri-food industry, urban agriculture, chefs showcasing nutritious recipes, and much more.With something for everyone, the virtual experience will include interactive activities, webinars, videos, and Q&A sessions. Stay tuned as more details become available at royalfair.org over the coming weeks and be sure to register for free for The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience this September 21.Introducing the Stallion ShowcaseAttention Canadian Breeders! The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is keenly aware of the important role that winning a breeding class at The Royal Horse Show plays in the advertising and promotion of your breeding stallions while highlighting the success of their descendants. As this has been a difficult year for many breeders, The Royal Horse Show is providing the opportunity for Canadian breeders with horses at stud in Canada the opportunity to be featured in their online publication, The Stallion Showcase, free of charge. It will be made available in conjunction with the “Virtual Royal” presentation in November.(Ben Radvanyi photo)The following breeds will be featured:• Belgian• Clydesdale• Percheron• Welsh Pony• Sportpony• Thoroughbred• Canadian Sport Horse(All stallions submitted must be owned or leased by Canadian citizens and be standing at stud in Canada. Submission Deadline: September 28, 2020)Click here to learn more. Tags: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Virtual Royal, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

Major storm system moving across country bringing damaging wind, flash flooding

first_imgABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — The storm system that dumped half a foot of snow in Minnesota and the Dakotas on Monday is moving east with 13 states already looking at winter storm warnings, advisories or flash flood watches on Tuesday.The storm system is strengthening in the Great Plains and spreading heavy snow from the Dakotas into Iowa and Minnesota on Tuesday morning.Further east, into the Ohio Valley, heavy rain is moving through.As the storm system moves east, spring-like severe storms will break out from Cleveland to Houston.The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi.To the north, a swath of heavy April snow will fall from Sioux City, Iowa, to Minneapolis and into Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Traverse City, Michigan, where some areas could see six to twelve inches of snow.By Wednesday, the storm system and cold front will approach the East Coast and stretch from Florida to Maine. Some of these storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and hail. An isolated tornado is also possible.Bitter cold followsBitterly cold air, at least for April standards, will move into the Midwest on Tuesday night into Wednesday and reach the East Coast by Wednesday night.We are not done with the cold air yet. Another cold blast moves into the Midwest on Friday and spreads into the Northeast on Saturday morning. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Winter-like week ahead for millions from the Midwest to the Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — It has been a very warm fall so far in the Eastern U.S., but this warmth is ending very quickly as several shots of arctic air are moving in. Already this weekend, the coldest air of the season has moved into the East Coast and the Deep South with snow flying near the Great Lakes. Some areas in western New York and south of Buffalo saw up to 5 inches of snow making it look like winter. On Monday morning, the coldest air of the season stretches from Birmingham, Alabama to Boston, Massachusetts, where the actual temperatures are in the 30’s.After Monday’s chill, the East Coast will get a break for a few days as a new arctic blast moves into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Wednesday into Thursday. Some of this cold air will spill into the Northeast by Thursday morning. This will be, by far, the coldest air of this fall season so far. As this new dose of cold air spills east, a storm system will develop in the southern Plains on Wednesday and will track across the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast on Thursday evening. This storm system will interact with colder air spilling into the area and places from the Midwest to the Northeast could see its first snow of the season.By Thursday night, the storm system will move into the Northeast, and it is possible that many areas from Pennsylvania to upstate New York and into New England could see some snow, while places along I-95 will see mostly rain. We have to wait and see exactly who will see what precipitation, because this is still far away and not all models are agreeing on this storm system bringing accumulating snow.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Super Bowl weather forecast: Damaging winds expected Saturday, Sunday will be dry

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A strong storm system is developing in the South on Friday that’s expected to bring severe storms to Florida, with damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes all possible ahead of the Super Bowl.The first round of storms will move through Florida on Friday night with a chance for tornadoes and damaging winds for South Florida, including Miami, the site of the Super Bowl.The second wave of storms will move through South Florida — including Miami — on Saturday late morning and into early afternoon. The biggest threat will be damaging winds.The storm system should move out of Florida by Saturday evening.Dry weather is expected on Sunday for the big game.Miami will be cool on Sunday, with temperatures in the 60s and gusty winds near 20 mph. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Azerion raises €200 million

first_imgJeffrey RousseauStaff WriterTuesday 27th April 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleAzerionThis week, Azerion announced that it has secured €200 million ($242 million) via bond issuance on Nasdaq Stockholm.A majority of the funds will be used to expand the company’s presence in Nordic and European markets by way of multiple acquisitions.”Online entertainment has become central to people’s lives,” said Atilla Aytekin, CEO and co-founder of Azerion. Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games “It has enormous business potential. Our vision is to make digital entertainment better, safer, and more reliable. That way everyone can enjoy the basic human need to play in a carefree environment, and advertising and publishing businesses can thrive.”This funding is the second largest that the digital games and monetization firm has received in two years.Founded in 2015, Azerion has created a digital entertainment platform that provides content to all ages. Its growth has been supported by acquisitions such as Habbo Hotel developer Sulake and the mobile division of Spil Games.last_img read more

Quinlan locks down $75M refi of Brooklyn Heights resi tower

first_img415 Red Hook LaneUPDATED, March 27, 10:38 a.m.: Quinlan Development Group has refinanced another of its Brooklyn properties.The developer landed $75 million from TD Bank for its mixed-use building at 415 Red Hook Lane, known as the Lane at Boerum Place, according to documents recorded Tuesday with the city’s finance department.The deal includes a nearly $22 million gap mortgage and replaces debt from M&T Bank.TD Bank did not immediately return a request for comment and a representative from Quinlan was unavailable for comment Tuesday afternoon.The 21-story rental property has 108 apartments, plus some commercial space, and opened to residents in 2017. Rents range from $2,492 for a studio to $7,300 for a three-bedroom pad, according to StreetEasy.A Cushman & Wakefield team led by Gideon Gil with Alexander Hernandez, Noble Carpenter III and Zachary Kraft arranged the debt on behalf of Quinlan Development and its partner Lonicera Partners.Quinlan recently refinanced another Brooklyn property. With partner Building & Land Technology, the firms last month secured $152 million from PCCP for 41 Flatbush Avenue, a converted office building in Downtown Brooklyn.Update: This story has been updated to include the brokers who arranged the financing. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Reducing youth unemployment

first_imgLászló Andor, the European commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion, will call for all young people to be guaranteed an offer of employment, training or further education within four months of leaving school or work as part of a plan that he will present next week to reduce the rate of youth unemployment. Andor wants to build on the success of ‘youth guarantees’ in place in Austria and Finland when he announces his youth- employment package on Wednesday (5 December). Rising unemployment among people under the age of 26 is blighting the European Union’s attempts to recover from the economic crisis, the Commission insists. Spain and Greece have been particularly badly hit, with more than half of all young people unemployed. Across the EU, the proportion of young people out of work or education is twice that of the adult population as a whole. As part of the package, Andor will also launch a second consultation on traineeships. He wants to issue guidelines on the form and content of traineeship agreements to help ensure their quality.last_img read more

The European oasis

first_imgAre non-Europeans much less pessimistic about Europe than Europeans themselves? Could distance be a prerequisite for a more balanced view of the continent’s predicament?In an interview a few months ago, Wang Hongzhang, the chairman of China Construction Bank, indirectly expressed his subdued enthusiasm for Europe. Quoting the Chinese proverb, “A starved camel is still bigger than a horse”, he went on to say that Europe’s economies are much stronger than many people believe. And, without saying so explicitly, he suggested that the time was right to go on a European buying spree at the right price.Of course, not everyone would share this optimistic vision. Across the English Channel, British Eurosceptics rejoice that they have kept their distance from a “sinking ship”. But, while The Economist recently described France as being “in denial”, the same could be said of the United Kingdom. True, the French had neither the Olympic Games nor a royal celebration this year; but, when it comes to the state of their economies, the two countries are largely in the same boat. If one travels to the US or Asia, as I did this autumn, Europe’s image becomes selectively brighter: while it continues to be perceived as a positive model, it is no longer considered a global actor. Seen from the United States, Europe may no longer be a problem, but it is not considered a part of any solution to the world’s problems, either – with the possible exception of those that concern Europe directly (and, even then, doubts linger).Yet, for many international investors, Europe continues to be, or is once again, a risk worth taking, if not – as in the case of Wang – a golden opportunity. In a time of growing complexity – and thus uncertainty – investors want to hedge their bets. At least some of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) appear to be running out of steam economically; and, while new emerging powers, such as Mexico, are tempting, they may prove to be more fragile than they look.In this context, Europe may be a tired, ageing, and depressed continent, but, as its luxury and aeronautics industries attest, it would be premature to bury it. Relative decline is obvious: Europe accounted for 20% of the world’s population at the beginning of the eighteenth century, but only around 7% today, while its share is expected to be even lower in 2050. But demography is not destiny: a small population has not prevented Singapore from sustaining a hyper-competitive economy.Europe may not be a source of economic inspiration, but it still makes people dream. It is perceived as a model of ‘civility’. Whatever their other disagreements, Chinese and Japanese concur on one point: if Asia today, with its rising nationalist tensions, evokes Europe in the first half of the twentieth century, it is precisely because Asia has not embarked on a reconciliation process such as that which enabled France and Germany to transcend their centuries-old rivalry.Likewise, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, may emphasise the specificity of ‘Russian civilisation’ in a manner evocative of nineteenth-century anti-Western thinkers; but many in the Russian elite still consider the European Union, despite its many weaknesses, the most civilised model of governance that exists. When Chinese seek a benchmark model for social protection, they go on study trips to Scandinavia.But can Europe remain a model if it is no longer a serious geopolitical actor? When US officials say to the Europeans, “We need you”, what they mean is quite minimal: “Please do not collapse and bring down the global economy with you.” Europeans have become the Japanese of the West – financial contributors who at best play a supporting role in global strategic affairs. For example, if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can still be resolved, a solution can come only with strong US involvement. Barack Obama, who wants to be a transformative president like his role model, Abraham Lincoln, could do worse to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize that he received prematurely than to facilitate a comprehensive Middle East peace settlement. Few expect such a colossal achievement, of course, but far fewer expect anything remotely similar from Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy tsarina, or, for that matter, any European leader.Europe remains a significant economic and commercial actor – one that can rebound at any time, now that it has at least partly transcended its systemic crisis. It also remains a model of reconciliation in which people can continue to dream, despite unacceptably high levels of unemployment, particularly among the young.But Europe is no longer perceived as a global actor – and rightly so. It is an oasis of peace, if not dynamism. The question for Europeans today is whether they can – and, more important, should – be content with their status.Dominique Moïsi is the founder of the French Institute of International Affairs (IFRI) and a professor at Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). © Project Syndicate, 2012.last_img read more

Sinjin Hawke and Thriftworks Hit SRB Brooklyn Tonight, 2/28

first_imgThe weekend is almost here, and things are kicking off with Sinjin Hawke and Thriftworks hitting up SRB Brooklyn on Friday, February 28th. Joining the two bass fueled DJs is BASSMent Saturdays and When In Robe resident Subset, and P. Morris.Montreal born Sinjin Hawke has been tearing up clubs for several years. His bouncy, bass fueled, hip hop inspired sets bring out the inner party in everyone. He’s teamed up with the likes of DJ Sliink and Just Blaze recently and is well respected as a producer as well.Thriftworks’ released his most recent LP, Deviation, for free last year and it’s been critically praised for its unique style. Experimenting with glitches and beautifully melodic vocals, along with some powerful wobbly basslines, Thriftworks has made a name for himself as one of the more unique names producing music today.Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door so make your moves quick – you can purchase the tickets here.last_img read more