Firm Success: Miami Beach approves plans for a park and high-rise at the gateway to South Beach

December 13, 2018

After years of neglect, the gateway to South Beach is finally getting a makeover. On Wednesday, following several hours of heated discussions, the Miami Beach City Commission approved an agreement that will transform three mostly empty lots where the concrete skeleton of the South Shore Hospital sits into a 3-acre public park, a luxury condo tower and retail space. The agreement came after months of negotiations and more than 100 meetings between residents and developer Crescent Heights. It will allow[...]

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Miami approves Swerdlow’s major Overtown retail, apartment project

September 27, 2018

Swerdlow Group has secured approval for a $130.5 million retail and apartment project in Overtown, on the north side of downtown Miami. The deal could bring national retailers, a fitness center and an entertainment venue to the area. On Sept. 24, the city’s Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) unanimously approved the development agreement with Downtown Retail Associates, an affiliate of Swerdlow Group, led by veteran developer Michael Swerdlow. This was part of a request for proposals (RFP) the[...]

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Lennar’s plan to replace Wynwood Yard, O Cinema with apartments among four big projects in Miami

September 6, 2018

Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin represented three of the following projects, which were recommended for approval. Reported by Brian Bandell and published September 5, 2018 in the South Florida Business Journal: Miami officials will consider four major developments on Wednesday afternoon, including a plan by a Lennar Corp. subsidiary to build apartments on the site where Wynwood Yard and the O Cinema currently operate. The city’s Urban Design Review Board will also consider plans by a European developer to build apartments in Little Havana, a[...]

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Best Lawyers In America© Cites Three Firm Shareholders

August 17, 2018

The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Edition, it’s 25th, announced today that three Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin shareholders have been recognized for their legal skills. For the 15th year, co-founder and managing partner Jeffrey Bercow has been cited for his work in Environmental, Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate law. Last year Bercow was named the “2018 Miami Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single attorney in each practice area and city is honored[...]

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Town Center Development Guidelines Move Forward

August 14, 2018

The proposed guidelines for developing the North Beach Town Center to incorporate the increased density approved by Miami Beach voters last fall are going to the full Commission for consideration next month. In the meantime, the ordinance will make another stop back at the Commission’s Land Use and Development Committee to further refine recommendations for height increases and co-living spaces. City Staff has proposed allowing an increase in height up to 200 feet. Last month, the Planning Board recommended an increase in[...]

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Integra completes $300M Aventura ParkSquare project

August 14, 2018

Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin client Integra Investments completed the final pieces of its $300 million Aventura ParkSquare mixed-use development by securing temporary certificates of occupancy for the residential and office condo components. In all, the 1.2-million-square-foot project, at 2920 Northeast 207th Street, includes a 131-unit luxury condo building, a 100,000-square-foot Class A office component, 55,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space, a 45,000-square-foot medical center, luxury senior living and a 207-key Aloft hotel. The office building is[...]

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