Allen Morris Wants Brickell Flatiron Park Back

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.

The Allen Morris Company is developing a competing project called SLS Lux just one block away from the proposed Brickell Flatiron project. Colombo and Doronin have plans for a second condo tower adjacent to SLS Lux.

 

Previously: Brickell Flatiron

 

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Gared
7 years ago

Boys,boys,there is enough sand in the box for everybody.

global reach
7 years ago

Ugo Colombo should build their condo on that vacant lot north of the Omni.

Relic
7 years ago

Glad to see Mr. Morris stepping in and crying bloody foul. It is crazy the City allowed this to go on this far… this gargantuan structure at a height of 750 feet and 65 floors, projecting more than 550 apts in such a small lot (puree greed!). This is in the middle of an already crowded street, with many skyscrapers being built, including the Bond, Millecento, 1010 Brickell, SLS Brickell and LUX, Brickell Heights, City Centre. Etc. Lets try bringing some “Urban scale” rationale to this madness.

Truth
7 years ago

Raymond Jungles designed the park in the triangle. That park should remain. What will Ugo use for a staging area for his monster condo?

Ed
7 years ago

Save the park! Save Baru!!

Anonymous
7 years ago

that hole lot should be a park not a parking lot, all the developers around the lot in question should buy it and make it into an urban park as they would benefit from a green space and the condo buyers would appreciate looking at green space instead of another building. lets not be greedy an put an urban green space there as in the long run it will not only enhance the quality of life for the residents and tourist to the many hotel being built but it will increase the value of there investments, it makes good business sense

IThinkALot
7 years ago

The project sucks, and that park also sucks.

Relic
7 years ago

“Anonymous” makes a great suggestion… we are talking just over an acre and if Jorge Perez’s dream of a pedestrian boulevard are to come true, an urban park there would be just the ticket. I think Colombos’ giga-structure monster is the tipping point to throw off the whole notion of incentivize a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere in the area. Besides… what’s the allowed density of that lot?… to all observers it seems like an absurdity.

Anonymous
7 years ago

The only dream Perez has is off more dollars in his bank account. Anyone that thinks he is actually concerned about quality of life needs to view the 4 building disaster he is putting up in Edgewater.

Relic
7 years ago

We are talking about Flatiron and the fate of the park area!… Lets take one subject at a time as we need to focus or else there is no point of having a discussion and share our opinions here. The point is that there should not have been an approval of the Flatiron project after so many years since the first one. There is another reality to the area and many projects that were not even considered then are there already. Shame, shame… on the City of Miami, specially Commissioner Marc Sarnoff for being so careless and naive!!