The Wrap: Miami has the fourth “smartest” homes in the country, Walmart breaks ground on controversial Midtown Miami store…and more

An aerial view of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood (Credit: creative commons user Towpilot) 1. Miami has the fourth “smartest” homes in the country [Curbed Miami]2. Walmart breaks ground on controversial Midtown Miami store [The Next Miami] 3. Here’s what the inside of MiamiCentral might look like [Miami New Times]4.  Long-dormant development projects may come to life on…

BB&T lends $10.4M to build self storage center

Branch Banking & Trust Co. provided a $10.4 million construction loan to build a self-storage center in North Miami Beach. The bank (NYSE: BBT) awarded the mortgage to CRP/Westport Self Storage Dixie, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and Westport Properties that operates as US Storage Centers. The company previously announced that it would…