FDOT Files To Take Portion Of Neo Lofts Condo Property By Eminent Domain

The Florida Departments of Transportation is taking property from the Neon Lofts condo association for a bridge project.

FDOT has filed a Declaration of Taking, along with an eminent domain lawsuit. The declaration allows FDOT to take possession even before a judge issues a ruling.

A good faith valuation places the total value of the parcels at $544,300, according to FDOT.

The land is needed for FDOT’s $70 million SR 968/SW 1 St bascule bridge replacement project, the lawsuit states.

Neo Lofts is a 21-story condo with 199 units, built in 2003.

 


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Anonymous
4 years ago

What is eminent domain?

Anonymous
4 years ago

When the government, county should I say, wants to use property for public use from the owner. They can take if granted they can take your land but have to pay a fair price for it.

Anonymous
4 years ago

And takes it from the owner*

marc
4 years ago

and pays them for it.

Anonymous
4 years ago
Anonymous
4 years ago

Great opportunity for a tunnel under the Miami River here

Anonymous
4 years ago

This road isn’t used enough to warrant an expensive tunnel.

suomynona
4 years ago

All of those bridges would benefit from being tunnels.

Anonymous
4 years ago

We can’t even pay for decent transit, and you want all the bridges tunneled?

Danny
4 years ago

Where did the tax dollars go?

Anonymous
4 years ago

The current bridge is charming with its tender house, streetlights, and metalwork. It will be sad to see it go, but it has decayed to a rickety state.

I hope the new bridge will reference the architecture of the South River Drive Historic District across the street. The 12th Avenue bridge references the “Hindu Temple” mansion in the adjacent Spring Garden neighborhood, and it looks great.

miami
3 years ago

This is horrible news for the neighborhood. This means they plan to expand the bridge and basically put it next to the building. Total abuse of power. If we had better public transportation we wouldn’t need to expand bridges or streets. Corrupt Miami/Florida politicians at work!