Fort Lauderdale OKs $250M Project On Historic Tree Site

Law360, Miami (August 21, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT) -- The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., City Commission voted early Wednesday morning to approve 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.

After hearing hours of public testimony, the City Commission at 3 a.m. voted 4-0 to approve the site plans for developer Asi Cymbal's Marina Lofts project, located on the banks of the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The 6-acre Marina Lofts project will...
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