Zika risks threaten Miami construction sites

Construction sites can be fertile breeding and feeding grounds for mosquitoes, and with the Zika virus in part of Miami while dozens of projects are underway, that has raised significant concerns. The CDC has warned people that Zika could be transmitted by mosquitoes in a one-square-mile area including the Wynwood and Midtown neighborhoods, and part…

The Wrap: Gov. Rick Scott says portion of Wynwood clear from Zika, majority of units have closed at Brickell City Centre’s Reach condo tower…and more

Mosquito 1. Gov. Rick Scott says portion of Wynwood clear from Zika [Miami Herald]2. Majority of units have closed at Brickell City Cenre’s Reach condo tower [The Next Miami]3. Without Freddie and Fannie, could 30-year mortgage be a thing of the past? [Miami Herald]4. Rick Case donation helps Habitat for Humanity’s 77-home Pompano project [Sun Sentinel] — Sean…

Publix-anchored retail plaza near large mall begins redevelopment

Redevelopment recently started at the Publix-anchored Aventura Shopping Center on the outskirts of the Aventura Mall. Jacksonville-based Regency Centers (NYSE: REG) tore down the 43-year-old retail center at 2952 Aventura Boulevard and has started rebuilding with a new configuration. It will have separate buildings instead of a solid block of space. The 95,190-square-foot center should…