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Sliver of Brickell that held Babylon can have 24-story tower

Aug 13, 2019

Miami commissioners have allowed owners of a Brickell area property that was previously limited to eight stories to build up to 24, despite Chairman Ken Russell and nearly all of about 30 nearby residents, who pleaded to bar what they saw as a more-than-generous rezoning.

However, the rest of the commission voted last week for the zoning change for Babylon International, whose property is at 240 SE 14th St. where the Babylon building once stood.

Planning Director Francisco Garcia had said that a zoning designation that would have allowed the building to reach up to 20 stories would have sufficed, with his department suggesting a denial of the 24-floor zoning.


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