Lawsuit Dropped, Worldcenter Breaking Ground ‘Within Weeks’

Miami Worldcenter could be just weeks away from breaking ground after a long-time opponent of the project dropped a legal challenge.

Earlier this week, a lawsuit brought by attorney Paul Savage on behalf of Grand Central Lounge was voluntarily dismissed after the two sides settled. The suit had challenged a development incentive package with the city.

A separate challenge filed by clients of Savage that challenged the city’s approval of the project’s site plan has also been dropped, and the city granted final approval to those plans last month, paving the way for construction permits.

Yesterday, Dade commissioners voted in favor of the creation of a Community Development District, allowing the developers to retain taxes to fund infrastructure improvements. A second reading could be held in July.

Following the vote, the developers said that they would break ground within weeks, the Herald reported.