A Miami Parking Authority committee voted earlier this month to accept an unsolicited proposal to build a tower on MPA land in downtown Miami, but the deal could face a legal challenge from Moishe Mana.
The proposal submitted by Grand Station Partners calls for a 300-unit, 33-story apartment building next to the Courthouse Garage at 240 North Miami Ave. Grand Station Partners is a partnership between Vadia Development, headed by former Related Group employee Ricardo Vadia, and Roc Development, headed by Oscar Rodriguez.
Mana’s proposal would have seen a 55-story tower built both on MPA property and on an abutting site owned by Mana. It would have included two hotels, apartments, and office space.
At the committee meeting earlier this month, lawyers for Mana accused MPA officials of impropriety, saying they were told that they would be required to partner with Grand Station Partners to be included in the deal. According to Crespogram, there are rumors that one of the winning bidders is a “Tampa homeboy” of Art Noriega. Despite the cloud over the process, the board voted to award the deal to Grand Station.