Sealing The Deal

Despite Opposition, Akerman Gets Major Miami Project Zoned

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Akerman helped a trio of developers overcome a powerful group of local opponents during a two-year-long process to secure zoning approval for a massive 18-acre mixed-use project in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. 

Akerman helped developers Plaza Equity Partners, Metro 1 and Dragon Global get approval for the Magic City Innovation District, where the venture plans to build roughly 8 million square feet of residential, retail, office and restaurant space, and one of the key parts of negotiations with the city was an unusual agreement to set up a $31 million trust fund for the neighborhood, Akerman LLP's Neisen Kasdin told Law360 in...

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