The Real Deal Miami

Grove Isle association likely to benefit from suit revival

Condo tower proposal would maintain private access
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