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Little Haiti Resident Sues Miami Over Approval of Massive Magic City District

Concerned citizens unite against a proposed $1 billion Magic City Special Area Plan in Little Haiti as they gather under the Touissaint LOuverture statue in Miami on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

A controversial mega-development planned for 18 acres in Little Haiti has led to a lawsuit from a neighbor.

Warren Perry, who lives in an apartment on Northeast 62nd Street across the street from the “special area plan” zone known as the Magic City Innovation District, is suing City Hall over commissioners’ denial of his request to intervene in the June 27 debate over final approval of the development plan. The Real Deal first reported on the suit.

Perry contends his attorney should have had the right to make his case for why the project, which received final approval from commissioners in a 3-0 vote late that night, would negatively impact his quality of life. At the June 27 hearing, commissioners refused to grant Perry “intervenor” status, which would have given him extra time to comment on the Magic City project.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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