Front view of the brand new $42 million Miami Norland Senior High School building during freshmen orientation on Saturday. The new construction was funded by the $1.2 billion school improvement bond and is part of a push to remodel and update aging school facilities. Saturday, August 20, 2016. Read More
Two years ago, Nitnin Motwani was met with jeers and suspicious scowls when he visited meetings at Overtown churches. The real estate developer was considered persona non grata with the idea of getting public funds for his Miami Worldcenter project. With the first phase of the $1.7 billion development firmly underway, Motwani gets fewer catcalls. He still shows up at meetings and has won over a few skeptical residents. But for a group of millennals, mostly Black men and women, his project has put them on career path that most never expected. They are in their second year of a four-year apprenticeship where — if they’re successful — they can become licensed electricians..
Thanks to a summer camp program organized by the Urban Construction Craft Academy in Miami Gardens, a group of about twenty teenage students interested in pursuing careers in the construction industry received a “hands on” tour of the 27-acre construction site at Miami Worldcenter, one of the country’s largest development projects currently underway in downtown Miami. The kids, who ranged in age from 13 to 18, put on their hard hats and toured the project’s various components currently under vertical construction, led by Nitin Motwani, Miami Worldcenter’s managing principal, along with Coastal Tishman Executive Vice President Jim Scarpace, from the project&rsquo...
Miami-Dade County residents, particularly those from Overtown and Liberty City, are getting a crash course in the construction trade industry courtesy of Miami Worldcenter and partners.
It seems like fourth time’s the charm for soccer darling David Beckham, who officially secured roughly 9 acres of land, in Overtown spanning the two blocks between N.W. 6th St. and N.W. 8th St. for a new Major League Soccer stadium, according to the South Florida Business Journal. For the past 2 years, Beckham has been cruising the city trying to find a spot to build his dream stadium. He originally hoped to build at Port Miami, but when that deal fell through, he hopped over the bay and set his sights on to a lot next to the American Airlines arena, which didn’t work out either. He most recently tried to acquire land in Little Havana, just next to Marlins Park, the Miami Herald ...
Worldcenter held its much-anticipated Job Fair at Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown. The July 7 event was the beginning stage of what is expected to result in up to 10,000. Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon interacts with residents at the Worldcenter job fair on July 7. Construction jobs and as many as 8,000 permanent jobs over the course of the one to four year project.