Court OK’s North Miami Beach hotel

Panel upholds earlier decision to allow controversial development on nature preserve

TRD MIAMI /
Jun.June 03, 2014 05:15 PM

North Miami Beach won a legal victory that paves the way for a controversial 10-story hotel to break ground near Greynolds Park, a 249-acre nature preserve.

According to the Miami Herald, a special three-judge Miami-Dade Circuit Court panel unanimously upheld North Miami Beach City Council’s 2012 decision to allow the hotel. The 260-room Hyatt would include space for offices, shops and a restaurant.

But the hotel can’t break ground yet. There is still pending litigation.

“The Circuit Court is the first stop for this type of appeal, so this is just the first decision,” Attorney Charles Baron said. Baron filed the lawsuit on behalf of himself and several other residents, challenging the city’s rezoning decision, according to the Herald.

“This litigation was filed in the fall of 2012, and it took roughly 19 months and that included roughly three months from the time we had the oral argument to the decision, so that says to me that it was not an easy decision for the court,” he said. [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
David Martin and Jackie Soffer, with a rendering of the project

800-key Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel to be a Grand Hyatt

Miami skyline (Credit: iStock and Wikipedia)

South Florida by the numbers: Super Bowl LIV Impact

Maria Penaloza

So Flo Real Estate Group sued over spam text messages

Jeffrey Soffer and Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach reveals proposed addition

Renderings of the project

Proposed project in Dania Beach combines a hostel with recording studio

David Martin, Russell Galbut, and a 500 Alton rendering (Credit: The Next Miami)

Miami Beach, Crescent Heights, Terra agree to settle dispute over floor-to-area calculations

Metropica and Joseph Kavana (Credit: iStock)

Condo buyer sues Metropica developer over delays

The Estefan warehouse next to Set Midtown’s office project before its billboard went up.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Miami warehouse project ignites billboard battle

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...