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First beachfront apartment house in Surfside designated historic

Seaway Villas was under threat of demolition over potential sale to developer

Seaway Villas was under the threat of demolition.

The first beachfront apartment house in Surfside was designated as historic on Thursday.

The Miami-Dade preservation board’s unanimous decision overrode a request from Surfside officials that it hold off on designations in the town, according to published reports.

Seaway Villas was under the threat of demolition over its potential sale to a developer. Three owners of the 29-unit building had refused to sell to Fort Capital, which had contracted to buy a majority of the condos in the small, two-story building, the Miami Herald reported.

At the meeting, the board also granted historic status to part of a Streamline Moderne apartment house on the west side of Collins Avenue, among others. [Miami Herald] — Katherine Kallergis

  • NeimanRNemenlos

    If wiping out your condo association’s land value isn’t a good way to get the large majority of your neighbors to hate you then I don’t know what is.

  • Dev1

    That is how you make $30 million disappear!