SkyRise has notified the city of Miami that it will be exercising an extension on their warrant approval due to the Zika emergency and Hurricane Matthew.
According to a letter from the developer’s lawyer, Florida governor Rick Scott declared a Zika state of emergency that lasted for 235 days. During the same time, the state declared another state of emergency for Hurricane Matthew (which never actually made landfall in Florida), entitling the developer to an additional six month tolling period.
State law gives developers extensions on their permits in case of a state of emergency. The developer informed the city that their warrant permit now expires on May 3, 2019, instead of the original expiration date of September 10, 2017.
SkyRise is not the only permit that may be extended due to the Zika state of emergency. Representatives of several other projects have also visited the city to inquire about or file for an extension. They include:
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