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Grove Isle association likely to benefit from suit revival

Condo tower proposal would maintain private access

May 02, 2014 03:45PM

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Aerial of Grove Isle Hotel and Spa

Aerial of Grove Isle Hotel and Spa

The owners of condominium units at Fair Isle can breathe a sigh of relief after the Third District Court of Appeal’s recent overturning of the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a hotel and spa operator in Coconut Grove.

Many of the condo owners’ concerns will likely fade away, given that the proposal of adding a private condo tower would mean access for only owners, renters and visitors, according to a column on the website of law firm Bilzin Sumberg.

A three-judge panel found that the Grove Isle Association’s 2009 suit was improperly dismissed by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge. The suit claimed unit owners were unfairly assessed for common area maintenance, including the bridge between the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa and residential areas. [Bilzin Sumberg]Mark Maurer

  • Webster

    As a resident, I can tell you that given the choice, most residents prefer some access to club guests rather than a new 18 story building that will completely look out of place and drop our property values. The issue is really not about privacy as much as having the hotel owner pay their fair share of maintenance.

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