A recent South Florida Business Journal article discusses the Portofino Ferro development, which is looking to expand its Urban Development Boundary in Miami-Dade County to accommodate a project that would make way for over 1,600 homes. The property would include much-needed workforce housing, as well as retail, restaurant and office space.

“[Portofino Ferro] is ideally located in the county’s urban expansion area, abuts existing residential communities, and lies in close proximity to existing urban infrastructure and county services,” explains Gunster attorney Elinette Ruiz-Diaz de la Portilla, who represents the developer.

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. Elinette’s clients include builders, developers and land owners involved in land use and zoning matters at every phase of the development process. Her 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 a variety of associated environmental concerns.


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