Developer sues to overturn city’s rejection of Fort Lauderdale apartment project

Trammel Crow Residential is trying to revive plans to build Alexan-Tarpon River, a planned 21-story, 181-unit apartment building in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Miami /
Sep.September 22, 2018 09:15 AM

Alexan-Tarpon River rendering (inset) and Trammell Crow’s Jim Berardinelli

The developer of an apartment building in downtown Fort Lauderdale sued to overturn city commissioners’ rejection of the development.

City commissioners voted 3-2 last month to deny site plan approval for Alexan-Tarpon River, a 21-story, 181-unit apartment building that would replace the three-story, 30-unit Edgewood condominium.

Trammel Crow Residential Co. is the developer, and Edgewood House Condominium Association is the plaintiff in three similar lawsuits filed this week in Broward circuit court.

Jim Berardinelli of Trammel Crow Residential had offered to reduce the scale of Alexan-Tarpon River to 14 stories and 120 units but subsequently withdrew the offer.

According to one of the lawsuits, the city’s rejection of Alexan-Tarpon River lacked a legal basis and “was purely the result of political pressure,” the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Mayor Dean Trantalis and commissioners Ben Sorenson and Steve Glassman voted to deny site-plan approval for Alexan-Tarpon River.

Trantalis, Sorenson and Glassman were elected in spring after campaigning against excessive real estate development.

City staff approved Alexan-Tarpon River in April, and city commissioners never identified the development rules that the 21-story project would violate, according to the lawsuits.

The proposed development site now occupied by the Edgewood condominium is on the south side of the New River just west of the U.S. 1 tunnel. [Sun-Sentinel] Mike Seemuth


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Rendering of the project and the location for the development (Google Maps, Native Realty)
Former Fort Lauderdale church site to be reborn with offices, retail
Former Fort Lauderdale church site to be reborn with offices, retail
Yacht Haven Park & Marina in Fort Lauderdale sells for $58M
Yacht Haven Park & Marina in Fort Lauderdale sells for $58M
Yacht Haven Park & Marina in Fort Lauderdale sells for $58M
Alan Jay Wildstein and the waterfront house (Alan Jay Automotive Network, Elmes Group Waterfront Estates)
Car dealership mogul sells waterfront Fort Lauderdale home for $8M
Car dealership mogul sells waterfront Fort Lauderdale home for $8M
Guillermo Lasso and the Asia Brickell Key condo in Miami
Ecuadorian president’s alleged Florida real estate ties raise questions
Ecuadorian president’s alleged Florida real estate ties raise questions
Florida Panther Keith Yandle and his Fort Lauderdale house (Getty, Compass)
Score: Professional hockey player Keith Yandle sells waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale for $6M
Score: Professional hockey player Keith Yandle sells waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale for $6M
Michael Wekerle and the Fort Lauderdale property (Getty, Compass via Douglas Elliman)
TV personality Michael Wekerle sells Fort Lauderdale mansion for $17M
TV personality Michael Wekerle sells Fort Lauderdale mansion for $17M
Keith E. Polaski and Sarah Valentini of Radius Financial Group and the Fort Lauderdale home (Radius, Compass Florida)
Mortgage lenders sell waterfront Fort Lauderdale vacation home for $6M
Mortgage lenders sell waterfront Fort Lauderdale vacation home for $6M
Zom Living CEO Greg West with the properties
ZOM wants to sell two South Florida apartment buildings for nearly $500M
ZOM wants to sell two South Florida apartment buildings for nearly $500M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...