A developer plans to build an apartment building on a riverfront site in Miami more than a decade after a state court stopped residential development on the same site.
Belinda Meruelo of Miami Beach, who owns the 9.44-acre development site, has applied for a rezoning and comprehensive-plan amendment for the land in the 1500 block of Northwest 24th Avenue.
Meruelo plans to build a new street called Northwest 16th Road, which would divide the 9.44-acre into two parcels north and south of the road.
The 3.68-acre southern parcel would be rezoned to permit a residential building as tall as eight stories with as many as 230 units.
The 5.76-acre northern parcel would have marine facilities including a yacht club and 45 slips for boats.
In 2007, a court ruled that the city of Miami wrongly changed the zoning for the site to permit construction of a 689-unit residential development called Brisas Del Rio.
The association successfully argued in court that the Brisas Del Rio development would threaten marine businesses near the development site. [South Florida Business Journal] – Mike Seemuth