The Real Deal Miami

Grove Isle association likely to benefit from suit revival

Condo tower proposal would maintain private access
May 02, 2014 03:45PM

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