Welcome to Tuesday, readers. Off we go. First stop is your morning Sift.
A- For cat lovers, Arterpillar's Itty Bitty Kity Show is a must.
B- Miami Urbanist explains why Little Havana should be considered one of Miami's emerging neighborhood.
C- Transit Miami is tracking the progress of the I-395 replacement project.
The challenge with I-395 is that it must satisfy numerous conflicting needs. I-395 isn’t just a bridge (or tunnel, or boulevard). It should serve as an icon; a figurative representation of Miami’s status as the Gateway to the Americas. A new I-395 will, should once and for all, eliminate the physical barrier that has long divided Downtown Miami from the Omni and Performing Arts Districts, encouraging more active uses below while maintaining the flow of traffic above. Not an easy feat. While the DDA and City of Miami recognize the economic value in designing an iconic structure at this site, our experience tells us that FDOT is more likely to think in the terms of dollars and LOS rather than the contextual and neighborhood needs. Simply put, this isn’t an ordinary site where a no-frills structure will suffice.D- Doesn't Bark Bark Woof Woof know that we all need to focus on Benghazi these days?