Outdated warehouses of the past are being resurrected to accommodate a new future. But that future is edging some people out of town.
Life in Doral is getting a major update: Prominent local developers are building mixed-use projects they say will help turn this industrial, traffic-clogged suburb in west Miami-Dade into a walkable, shop-able city.
As traffic becomes more tangled, commercial real estate within 1½ miles of mass transit is seen as more valuable, observers say.
“This is a major shift that’s going to affect everything,” said W. Allen Morris, chairman and CEO of the Allen Morris Company. “Access to all forms of mass transit is very important for both residential urban properties and office space. People want to live and work near transit.”