Miami Today recently published an article detailing a 1.9-million-square-foot residential mixed-use project that is planned to be built near the Miami International Airport. The project consists of a series of 12-story buildings along the Blue Lagoon area, with commercial-retail space on the first floor, parking in the pedestal level and residential units above.

Gunster attorneys Miguel Diaz de la Portilla and Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla, who are representing the owner-developer, PAJ Investment Group LLC, commented on the project. “One of the project’s essential features is 172,704 (square feet) of open space,” Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla noted. This open space is “nearly four and half times more than is required,” added Miguel Diaz de la Portilla.

Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla previously spoke with the South Florida Business Journal about the project in an earlier phase of its planning.

Gunster Attorney, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

Miguel Diaz de la Portilla focuses his practice on local government law, particularly land use and zoning and government procurement. With decades of experience as a land use and zoning attorney in Miami-Dade County, Miguel represents major developers in securing government approvals for large scale residential, commercial, mixed use, and/or retail projects before various municipal and county governments. He is also a skilled civil litigator who has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts and an array of administrative bodies.

Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla

Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla focuses her practice on local government law, particularly land use and zoning, and government procurement. Her clients include builders, developers and land owners involved in land use and zoning matters at every phase of the development process. Elinette’s years of experience include advising clients on issues that range from zoning approvals to subdivision, including due diligence reviews, vested rights claims, local comprehensive plan amendments, historic preservation approvals, permit matters and associated environmental concerns.


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