Planning Department Threatens To Halt Construction Of Melo’s Flagler On The River

Miami planning officials are considering shutting down Melo Group’s Flagler On The River construction project, according to The Real Deal.

David Snow, Miami’s chief of urban design, told the Miami River Commission yesterday that Melo Group has built a riverwalk that is narrower than was approved. A recent site visit confirmed the narrower walkway design.

New drawings show that the riverwalk has been reduced from an approved width of  14 feet to 12 feet, while the unobstructed circulation zone is now just 5 feet, down from the 8 that was originally approved. The addition of an electrical room, an additional landing, an entrance garden and a wider stairwell are all said to be factors.

The city is considering either halting construction or not issuing a final certificate of occupancy.