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Commissioner Dennis Moss Declares Environmentally-Sensitive Native Pine Rockland “Blighted”

17 December 2014

Commissioner Dennis Moss Declares Environmentally-Sensitive Native Pine Rockland “Blighted”

Miami-Dade County
Board of County Commissioners
District 9
Commissioner Dennis Moss

Downtown Office
305-375-4832 Phone
305-372-6011 Fax

District Office
305-234-4938 Phone
305-232-28920 Fax

Florida City Office
305-245-4420 Phone
305-245-5008 Fax

In an ongoing demonstration of how the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners believe the exist only to serve big business, Commissioner Dennis Moss, whose district includes the environmentally-sensitive tract of pine rockland habitat adjacent to Zoo Miami, has drafted a resolution to declare that area “blighted slum” in an effort to circumvent environmental protection laws. The area in question, whose rich biodiversity provides a habitat for many unique organisms, including the Miami tiger beetle once thought to be extinct, was recently sold by the University of Miami to a developer who intends to construct apartments and retail spaces, including a Walmart. A full hearing will be held in January; stay connected to the Only In Miami Show for ongoing updates. In the meantime, feel free to let Commissioner Moss know how you feel about the project. His contact information appears to the right.


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Only In Miami Show, Ep. 54 – Is South Florida Being Overbuilt? – 12/08/2014

9 December 2014

Last night’s show started with Grant Stern talking about the protests against police brutality that occurred this past weekend in Wynwood during Art Basel. He was then joined by Paul C. Savage, a Coral Gables appellate lawyer who often works in zoning codes and was the lawyer who successfully argued against the plans for the Midtown Walmart. The conversation included a discussion of the Walmart situation. Grant was then joined by Peter Zalewsky of Crane Spotters, who talked about the glut of new condo construction in South Florida, the majority of which is centered in downtown Miami. Peter related that, according to their database, in the past three years, plans are in some stage of development for over 300 condo buildings across the region.

In the second hour, Grant was joined by local Miami composer Jim Camacho, who composed the score to the family musical theatre production Mouse King, a retelling of the classic story of the Nutcracker from the perspective of the Mouse King. He talked about the genesis of the show and about the upcoming production at the Mandelstam Theatre in South Miami (for ticket information, visit For the remainder of the hour, Grant was joined by Drastic Fanatic to talk about the disappointing weekend in South Florida sports. They discussed whether the Dolphins have any shot at making the playoffs and about the recent struggles of the Miami Heat.

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Inaugural Miami New Construction Show

6 October 2014

Inaugural Miami New Construction Show

The 1st annual Miami New Construction Show featured Keynote Speakers Congressman Joe Garcia & Cranespotters’ Peter Zalewski

We also heard from Miami New Construction Show founder Anita Funtek, and spoke with Social Media in Real Estate panelists Brenda Legiusamo and Caroline Goeseke live on the air in the 2nd half of our podcasts.

Anita Funtek - Miami New Construction Show - Ribbon Cutting

Anita Funtek leads the ribbon cutting at the inaugural Miami New Construction Show

Episode 40 of the Only in Miami Show features our recap of the 1st annual Miami New Construction Show held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Part 2 consists of two speeches and a 30 minute live panel discussion.

The first part is a 10 minute speech by the President of Related Group Carlo Rossi about his company’s outlook for not only condominiums, but Miami itself.

US Congressman Joe Garcia of Florida’s 26th House district gave the Keynote Speech on Friday and this 9 minute clip has all of the highlights in part 2. The following speech is by the founder of Cranespotters, Peter Zalewski excerpted from his Sunday Keynote speech about the Greater Miami and Downtown condominium markets in part 2.

The 8′ minute mark featured a contest giveaway by 305-IAM-HURT – the Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC of Hollywood & Miami, Florida in part 2.

Only in Miami Show host Grant Stern moderated the Social Media in Real Estate panel.

The above podcast contains a single 45 minute panel all about Social Media in Real Estate moderated by our program’s host Grant Stern. We were joined by social media pros Caroline Goeseke of Better Mark It! and Brenda Legiusamo of Keller Williams, Sarah Elles of Douglas Elliman, John Mahoney of Social Media 305 and Alex de Carvalho of the FIU School of Communications.

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#OnlyinMiami Show features Peter Zalewski of

20 January 2014

Peter Zalewski is the founder of Condo Vultures LLC, a real estate market intelligence company based in Miami, Florida. His pre-construction market tracking tool was recently awarded the Miami Association of Realtors prize for Best Realtor Technology in 2013.

Our host Grant Stern attended the first Cranespotters Pre-Construction Tour of Miami Beach, Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands and Bal Harbor on Saturday afternoon January 11th, 2014

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