Related’s Shrinking Public Park At Paraiso Bay

Is Related pulling a bait and switch in Edgewater?

Paraiso Bay developers Related Group and The Related Companies won approval for a controversial street swap last year by promising to build a waterfront public park at Paraiso Bay, but now the park could be shrinking in favor of a private Beach Club.

Approval for the street closure came after Related submitted plans that included a dog park and children’s playground. Critics claimed that the view-corridor-blocking Paraiso Bay is illegal under the Miami 21 zoning code.

Related’s newest plans show a private beach club instead of the dog park and playground. It isn’t clear if the remaining rump park equals the 20,002 square feet of land that Related promised to deed over to the city.

Paraiso Bay is being developed by Jorge Perez and Related Group. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has a 25% stake in the project.