The Real Deal Miami

Miami-Dade County development site sinks into foreclosure

Construction had halted for years
March 06, 2015 05:00PM

Foreclosure sign

Foreclosure sign

A stagnating development near ZooMiami is set to be auctioned off after its developer’s $3 million mortgage went into foreclosure.

An affiliate of Texas-based E Capital Partners recently won a $3.1 million foreclosure judgment against developer Eureka Miami Partners. Eureka’s managing members, Thomas McWilliams and William Helwig Jr., were also named in the judgment, a publication reported.

The site, west of Talbot Road and north of Eureka Drive, was planned to be a retail and office complex. Construction eventually halted and the developer accumulated numerous code violations from Miami-Dade County, the South Florida Business Journal reported.

Eureka purchased the site for $1.53 million in 2007. The property will be auctioned online on March 9. [South Florida Business Journal]Sean Stewart-Muniz