Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) has long-been a signature thoroughfare in Little Havana. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will soon look at whether Calle Ocho should remain a highway or return to its original, two-way main street design. Local architecture and planning firm PlusUrbia Design has launched the MyCalle8 petition campaign, encouraging FDOT to consider a “complete street” approach with bike paths, transit lanes and wider, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Foundation President and CEO Javier Alberto Soto weighed in, sharing how the proposed design can promote a more vibrant neighborhood for residents. Read more>>

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Miami Leaders program seeks emerging nonprofit executives
Miami Fellows Class IX begins with hands-on training and service
2014 Public Space Challenge winner debuts new water station
Ortega Family Foundation celebrated at Donor Next Door Luncheon

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