Lawyer May Be Planning A Challenge To One Bayfront Plaza

One Bayfront Plaza’s recent approval could be the subject of an appeal.

Late last month, city planning staff signed off on approval to build the 92-story building.

This week though, the city released dozens of documents and emails about the project to attorney Paul Savage at his request. It isn’t clear who Savage is representing.

Savage was the attorney who represented Grand Central Lounge, delaying approval of the Miami Worldcenter project.

Approval of One Bayfront Plaza’s new design was granted by the Planning Department as a modification to an older Major Use Special Permit, approved before the Miami 21 zoning code was implemented. The new design does not comply with Miami 21, although architects for the project say it is a reduction in square footage from the previous MUSP and much closer to Miami 21 requirements.

Noncompliance with Miami 21 has at least one advantage, according to the developer. By using the grandfathered approval, they are able to offer larger office floor plates than competing office buildings coming to market.

 

 

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Anonymous

Does this lawyer have anything better else to do? like seriously.

Anonymous

The lawyer is just doing his/her job, it is the clients he/she is representing that are the problem.

Anonymous

There is always somebody.
They were probably looking at this and saying ” wow, looks nice, I can attend to my own personal life problems, but let me appeal this because, I don’t know, just because.

Anonymous

No way. This savage guy is clearly a trouble maker. Has always been.

Anonymous

For what he gets paid by the hour, no he has nothing better to do.

Anonymous

Lawyers are why we can’t have nice things anymore.

Anonymous

amen to that

Educated Opinion

No. It’s the clients they were hired to represent. I’m sure you’ve never been asked to anything you didn’t want to at work?

Anonymous

Yeah, but it’s ridiculous how litigious everything is with what lawsuits can be filed. If he had some proposed reform, said lawyers would be against it because they wouldn’t make as much money.

Let\'s Go Miami

Why does Miami 21 control the maximum office floor plate??

Anonymous

Took 6 years to get to this point I guess this will delay it another 6 years

Anonymous

Siempre un pepe

Anonymous

Savage should have been disbarred long ago.

Anonymous

Oh look…. Another parking deck. Fun

Anonymous

Do you have a better idea?… we’re waiting…….

Anonymous

That’s not the developers fault it’s the building code. If it was up to developers there would be zero parking