Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.


More stories about FLORIDA

  • Dogged by Slow Foreclosures, Florida Rebound Lags

    Florida is the slowest of the so-called “sand states” to emerge from the housing recession. One reason is the sluggish pace of court action on foreclosures.

  • FEMA Audit Questions Florida Non-Profit's Wind Retrofit Work

    A Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's audit of the non-profit's practices says that Rebuild Northwest Florida paid a hand-picked contractor too much to manage the work.

  • Chinese Drywall: Taishan On the Hook for Bad Drywall, Judges Rule

    Another Chinese drywall maker must face Florida and Virginia state court jurisdiction in lawsuits over defective drywall, Federal and state courts have ruled this month.

  • The Canadians Are Coming! The Canadians Are Coming!

    Canadians continue to flock to Florida.

  • Port of Miami Tunnel Project Half Dug

    How about a tunnel 3,900 feet long? That's the job facing a public-private consortium that's working to improve traffic flow in the Port of Miami.

  • In Florida, a Shortage of Help

    Builders are getting re-acquainted with a problem that used to be familiar: a shortage of skilled labor.

  • Miami Corruption Scandal Stalls Big Projects

    The future of some high-profile public construction projects in Dade County, Fla., has been thrown into uncertainty following criminal investigations into bid-rigging and kickbacks.

  • Florida County May Boost Impact Fees

    As the building industry shows signs of life, the county is considering raising impact fees.

  • Privately Funded Passenger Rail Coming to Florida

    Real estate company Florida East Coast Industries picks up where Gov. Rick Scott left off by moving forward with a $1 billion passenger-rail line between Miami and Orlando—without government funding.

  • Growing Market for Parking Lot Design

    As the market for parking lot design grows relentlessly higher, architects search for attractive, multipurpose solutions.