The City of Miami issued a statement regarding a Brickell park today:
Statement Regarding Allen Morris Park
(Miami, FL April 25, 2023) – The City of Miami is committed to reopening the Allen Morris Brickell Park to the community. Unfortunately, the City’s efforts to do so have been stifled by a lawsuit filed by a company, who hopes to close the park to the public and develop the property for its financial gain. The company believes it is entitled to ownership of the property because it previously gifted the property to the City and the City allowed Perricone’s Marketplace to operate on a portion of the park. However, Perricone’s Marketplace operated in the park with the full knowledge and consent of the company’s owner. Although a trial judge entered a final judgment in the company’s favor, and determined the company should own the property, the City has appealed that judgment. While the appeal is pending, the judgment is stayed. However, given the uncertainty of the future ownership of the property, the park currently remains closed.