The Real Deal Miami

Hotel coming to Everglades’ edge?

May 11, 2010 09:55AM

The Sunrise City Commission will take up the issue of whether to allow
an 11-story, 350-room hotel on the edge of the Everglades today. If the
Marriott project is approved by the commission, it would be the first
commercial development west of SR 869. The plan calls for a hotel and
three office towers on the 22-acre lot. The office tower would have
around 650,000 square feet of office space, and 30,000 square feet of
commercial space. The hotel is planned as a Marriott Residence Inn
& Courtyard, and would take 15 months to complete construction. The
Everglades has been a hot topic recently, centering on Gov. Charlie
Crist’s deal to purchase 73,000 acres of the Everglades from U.S.
Sugar, which is currently before the Florida Supreme Court. [Palm Beach Post]