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  • Successfully represented two unrelated developers seeking a Special Use Permit (“SUP”) to extend the regulations of the City of Hialeah Neighborhood Business District (“NBD”) which are intended to promote redevelopment in prominent but blighted areas of the City that are in imminent need of renovation: o construction of a mixed-use development on a 7.6 acre site which will include retail uses and 212 rental residential dwellings (please read The Real Deal article); and
    • construction of a mixed-use development on a 5.92-acre site which will include 15,900 square feet of retail, 145,000 square feet of self-storage space and 413 rental apartments with numerous amenities including a gym, swimming pools and internal walkways and gardens.
  • Successfully represented CK Privé Group in its joint venture to redevelop the Dean’s Gold adult entertainment club site in North Miami Beach as a mixed-use project.  Plans for the redevelopment, now called Uptown Biscayne, include 245 rental apartments, 35,000 square feet of office space and 170,000 feet of retail space. Please read South Florida Business Journal article.
  • Successfully represented The Biltmore Hotel in negotiating and finalizing an agreement with the City of Coral Gables that calls for a significant offset / reimbursement of rent payments based on capital improvements made for the maintenance and restoration of the iconic structure.
  • Successfully represented Princeton 248, LLC, in the approval of an Administrative Site Plan Approval (“ASPR”) application for 142 apartments and a clubhouse in the Princeton Community Urban Center District of Miami-Dade County.
  • Successfully represented Comar Ventures in Miami Lakes by obtaining a 6-1 vote from the Miami Lakes Town Council on a highly controversial Settlement Agreement, which included a final plat and site plan approval; approval of the settlement agreement paved the way for the client’s ability to construct 4 single-family homes in the Loch Ness community of Miami Lakes.
  • Successfully represented Sedanos Supermarkets on a contentious Land Use Map amendent and rezoning for the development and operation of a Sedanos Store in the Allapattah community. The application had significant opposition from immediately impacted residential neighbors and was ultimately approved unanimously.
  • Successfully represented related clients before the Miami-Dade Community Zoning Appeals Board for Area 2 in the approval height variances for two significicant mixed use developments in the Avenura/West Dixie Highway area.
  • Successfully represented Sports Leadership and Management Academy (“SLAM”) by obtaining a 6-1 vote from the North Miami Beach City Council approving an unsolicited proposal for the opening and operation of a charter school at Allen Park in NMB.
  • Successfully represented Mount Sinai Medical Center before the Hialeah City Council, which granted approval of a Rezoning and Conditional Use Permit to permit a 3-story, state of the art, free-standing emergency department/medical office facility.
  • Successfully represented Palmcorp Development Group, a residential developer in Miami Dade County, in the rezoning of approximately 50 acres for the development of estate density residential development. Also negotiated a Settlement Agreement with opposing neighbors who appealed the rezoning approvals. The settlement cleared the way for Palmcorp to build 117 single family homes.
  • Obtained unanimous approval from the City of West Miami for a Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approval, for the construction of a multi-family development to be built by our client, Vendome LLC which will consist of 30 residential units.
  • Secured unanimous approval from the Miami-Dade Community Zoning Appeals Board for Area 14, for the rezoning of approximately 20 acres in South Miami Dade County from Agricultural to Modified Estate Density, for the development of 46 single family homes.
  • Secured unanimous approval from the Community Zoning Appeals Board, for a rezoning application involving approximately 4.2 acres in SW Miami-Dade for our client, AB at Hidden Lakes.  The resolution approving the application also granted site plan approval for the development of 42 townhomes on the subject property.
  • Successfully represented Youth Co-op in obtaining the necessary zoning approvals for the opening of a 1300-student charter school in Hialeah
  • Represented Liebherr Nenzing before the Hialeah Gardens City Council in obtaining the necessary land use and zoning approvals for the construction of their corporate headquarters in Miami-Dade County
  • Represented FHP Tectonics Corp in a highly contentious bid protest and obtained unanimous Commission approval involving a large City of Miami project for the construction of a park and promenade in Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park
  • Successfully represented Miami Gardens Park LLC regarding zone change application. Obtained unanimous approval by the Miami-Dade Community Zoning Appeals Board for Area 5 for the development of 180 garden-style apartments
  • Represented Florida East Coast Industries, owner of industrial and office properties in South Florida, before the City Council of Hialeah and secured approval of a historic agreement for the development of 504 acres.
  • Successfully represented the City of Coral Gables in the writing and adoption of an ordinance providing for standards and an accelerated approval process within the Zoning Code in furtherance of settlement of ongoing disputes and other ongoing governmental proceedings. This ordinance was utilized for the resolution of the trolley depot matter in the City of Coral Gables; said resolution included settlement of the ongoing litigation with Astor Trolley LLC and settlement of the ongoing Title VI complaint before the Federal Transit Authority
  • Successfully represented Soccer Development Group in the unanimous approval of an agreement with the City of North Miami Beach establishing a public/private partnership for the development and operation the  Boca Juniors Soccer Academy at Mishcon Park, the first of its kind in Florida.
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Achievers & Leaders Awards 2016 Land Use Attorney Category Finalist.
  • Board Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
    • Real Estate Committee, Chair (2014-2015)
  • Miami Lakes Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law
    Former Board Member, Children's Cancer Caring Center (2010-2016)
  • Former Board Member, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX)
    (2014-2017)
  • Former Board Member, Baptist Health Foundation (2016-2017)
  • Former Board Member, Miami Cancer Institute Council (2016-2017)
  • Javier L. Vazquez, P.A.
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • United States Senator Connie Mack, Regional Director, South Florida