Ft. Lauderdale Board OKs $250M Project On Historic Tree Site

Law360, Miami (May 15, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla.'s planning and zoning board on Tuesday unanimously approved a $250 million downtown riverfront mixed-use project that has stirred up controversy in the community because it would require the removal of a large African rain tree from the site.

In a special meeting convened to discuss the project, the board voted 9-0 to recommend approval of the site plans for developer Asi Cymbal's Marina Lofts project to the city commission, which will consider the project within the next three months, according to city spokesman...
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