Months Later, No Progress On Biscayne Boulevard Fairholme Fortress

Bruce Berkowitz’s plan to build a museum and headquarters for his Fairholme fund at 2626 Biscayne Boulevard seems to have stalled.

Sources in Miami’s planning department tell TNM that representatives of Fairholme haven’t been in touch with city staff for months. A mid-October conference with Fairholme representative and Greenberg Traurig attorney Iris Escarra to address concerns over the design was the last time the two sides have met.

The nearly windowless, inverted concrete pyramid was designed by Arquitectonica, led by Raymond Fort, the son of the firm’s founder. Among other concerns, planning officials had questioned whether a raised plaza surrounding the building was compatible with the Miami-21 zoning code.

TNM first broke the news of the plan and revealed Fairholme’s design in September.

 

Previously: Planning Director: No Decision Yet On Whether Fairholme Fortress Compatible With Miami 21

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