Miami Archdiocese Sues City For $89M Over Zoning Changes

Law360, Miami (April 22, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The Catholic Archbishop of Miami has sued the city for $89 million over a zoning change that allegedly devalued the Archdiocese of Miami's property that sits adjacent to the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

In the suit, filed April 9 in Miami, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski said the city's “Miami 21” zoning code's provision restricting the height of buildings abutting national historic landmarks to just two stories unfairly targets the church — which owns the only property abutting a national historic landmark in the city —...
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