Paramount Condo Tower Goes Vertical With Crane (But 900 Biscayne May Challenge Approval)

Paramount Miami Worldcenter is going vertical with the installation of a tower crane yesterday, but is facing another challenge to their plans.

Earlier in October, the developers had received approval from Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department for their new “high street retail” plan.

Last week, lawyers for 900 Biscayne’s condo association told city officials that they would appeal the high street approval within the fifteen day appeal time frame (we will post the appeal as soon as it becomes available).

If the association filed the appeal on time, it would be sent for a vote to the Planing, Zoning & Appeals Board for a vote.

 

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miami1
3 years ago

WTF with 900 Biscayne???

Anonymous
3 years ago

I dont get it.

Yet Another Anonymous
3 years ago

900 Biscayne: You’re blocking our blank wall-side views to the city we’re trying to give the finger to.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Leave it to the board and mgmt. at 900 Biscayne to screw things up with a lawsuit. 900 Biscayne is the worse managed bldg. with the worst reputation of any Downtown bldg.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Boy are you right. Wouldn’t wish that Lizabeth Bustin on anyone. People are getting out of there because management is so bad. People won’t buy after they hear about how badly she runs the place. People can’t sell or have to take big hits. No wonder when you read about them doing stuff like this.

GHF
3 years ago

Can you expand on this a bit more? I suspect something is going on at 900 because of the amount of inventory on the market. Also former customers who purchased there were ready to sell 1 year after they moved in. What’s going on at 900?

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is ridiculous, NYC has buildings next to buildings tight. So what if the views are blocked. Damn man, only in Miami. smh….

AndrewN
3 years ago

That’s crazy! What grounds do they have for the appeal? What is the issue?

Anonymous
3 years ago

pointless lawsuit…hope mwc wins and 900 has to pay all legal fees

Marc305
3 years ago

These are the same people that opposed and won the plans to build a Soccer stadium on the other side of Biscayne. It seems to me they do not want anything build around them. Just leave the empty lots empty and they will be happy. SMH.

Mike04
3 years ago

I highly doubt that they will win this time around.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Whats the point of waiting this far into the process to appeal? It’s like these developers are so immature and purposely want to shit on each others developments for fun. Why even spend money to do that and risk the chance of losing and losing money for something so pointless.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How dumb is that of 900 Biscayne? If anything MWC will only help them sell more units. To have high street right next door looks better an gives potential residents another reason to buy. Its not like it’s going to block any views, what views? A view of empty parking lots or if you look far enough you see the bad neighborhoods or homeless people. This project will hide most of that which if anything they should be thanking MWC.

XoX
3 years ago

what’s the problem with them…???

aceraroja
3 years ago

I’m still not clear why they oppose the High Street Retail plan? They’re mad it’s not gonna be the copy of the Dolphin Mall they originally proposed?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Only in America!!!!
Ridiculous

Anonymous
3 years ago

I heard mwc has 25 liquor licenses.
Is it going to be like Brickell or a club district?

mike
3 years ago

liquor licences for restaurants & bars. no clubs

Anonymous
3 years ago

We already have several clubs nearby already (Space, Heart,Eleven)

Dave
3 years ago

Maybe they are upset that MWC cut the amount of retail space in half from the original approvals? And put its backside facing 900 Biscayne (not that 900 can complain, it turns its ugly backside at MWC).

Ilovearchytecture
3 years ago

I remember when the naive association from the Atlantis on Brickell waisted a lot of money and benefit only the sharks lawyers they hired to fight…
trying to block the construction of the Bristol Tower, because the new building will block their views

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Association at 900 Biscayne is correct to appeal and oppose MWC’s concept and approval for the ” High End Retail ” for this part of Miami because MWC has fmucked up their concept from the beginning with delay after delay after delay where now nobody, including themselves, has any idea how that area should evolve. The Marriott Marquis Hotel and Convention Center has been chopped up and downgraded, Macy’s and Bloomingdales is gone or non committal, and the fear is that MWC is desperately selling land parcels to and for any kind of Honkey Tonk entity that may emerge. MWC has lost control of their own project.

Florida swamp land?
3 years ago

MWC. Scammers? What’s up with WMC closing public streets. No surprise everyone hates them.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Totally agree. It’s the worst trying to get around with all of the streets closed. They should pay residents inconvenience fees.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Frivolous lawsuits are what cause the delays.

Anonymous
3 years ago

even if ANY of this is fact…in america a landowner has the right to use and sell their land as they see fit as long as legal….just having a neighbor that doesnt like it is meaningless….

mike
3 years ago

Are you really defending an OUTDATED mall concept? you’d rather have 2 huge concrete squares rather than an open type mall? what is this 1980???