The Real Deal Miami

Stimulus plan for Miami-Dade construction

September 16, 2008 10:03AM

A plan approved by county commissioners will help speed more than $113
million worth of capital improvement projects through the pipeline,
cutting as much as six months off the paperwork and approvals process.
County capital improvements head Johnny Martinez told the county’s
Citizens’ Advisory Committee that planned projects, now valued at about
$31.5 million, will nearly quadruple to $113 million in the next
several weeks. According to a third-quarter report on the program
submitted by County Manager George Burgess, 99 percent of the initial
2005 $266 million bond sale — about $263 million — has been
disbursed. About 792 projects are under development, with 95 percent of
the projects running on time, the report shows.