Miami-Dade County could mandate workforce housing

The Miami-Dade County Commission on June 7 will consider a plan that would aggressively promote the development of workforce housing by mandating that larger developments make up a certain percentage of units affordable for working households. The Mandatory Workforce Housing Program was sponsored by Commissioner Barbara Jordan. It would address the shortage of affordable housing…

Public company aims to build out business park

BBX Capital Real Estate has revealed its plans for the final phases of the PGA Professional & Design Center in Palm Beach Gardens, with an emphasis on public transit and walkability. The company, a subsidiary of Fort Lauderdale-based BBX Capital Corp. (NYSE: BBX), previously acquired a large portion of the business park at the southeast…

Development site slated for 128-room hotel sold

A developer paid $1.65 million for a Homestead property where it plans to build an InTown Suites. Steve Arbuckle of Maddux & Co. represented sellers LBOTA LLC and Williams Agricultural Enterprises. CBRE’s Chris Wood represented the buyer, ITS Homestead, an affiliate of Connor & Gaskins Unlimited, a Naples-based company headed by veteran hotel developers Barry…

Rental home complaints multiply in Orange County

An Airbnb-listed home in Kissimmee Orange County home owners are pushing for tougher enforcement of zoning rules as Airbnb and similar hospitality companies pull tourists into residential sections of Greater Orlando. Since September 2015, county code enforcement staff have received 20 complaints about homes improperly used as rentals. Just 4.1 percent of the Orange County…