An entity controlled by The Allen Morris Company is suing the city of Miami over a land swap agreement needed for Ugo Colombo’s 65-story Brickell Flatiron.
The land was donated to the city by Allen Morris in 1974 with a deed restriction forbidding any use other than a public park.
In 2011, an entity controlled by The Allen Morris Company inked a deal with Brickell Flatiron, LLC agreeing to a rezoning that would permit condos on the land. Subsequently, the contract was assigned to Ugo Colombo and Vladislav Doronin, a deal that Allen Morris claims nullified the agreement.
The lawsuit states that the city has violated the deed restriction by voting to change the zoning and agreeing to the land swap, and that the property should be returned to Allen Morris control.