Miami Beach board denies church project opponents

Miami /
Aug.August 13, 2014 09:45 AM

Construction of a mixed-use building on the courtyard of the Miami Beach Community Church is moving forward.

The city’s Historic Preservation Board unanimously denied a request for rehearing on TriStar Capital’s two-story project. David Edelstein’s firm has a 50-year lease for the property that was approved by the church in December 2013. Opponents claimed the proposed building is not compatible with surrounding structures, but the board disagreed.

Proceeds from the $100 million development are to be used for the church’s operating costs, charitable endeavors and the preservation and repair of church facilities.

In a written statement released through a spokesperson, Edelstein blasted project opponents for conveying “harmful misinformation” about $500,000 previously given to the church. According to Edelstein, the money was for a “legitimate, non-refundable” rental payment.

“All payments provided by TriStar under the terms of the lease were reviewed and approved by the church’s legal counsel, accountants, board and congregation.” — Eric Kalis


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