Alarms rang in Miami when an unstable city commission talked of undoing a riverfront land swap for a new administration building.
The complex deal with a subsidiary of The Adler Group had taken years to hammer together and then pass. Adler had every right to believe a final OK was indeed final and has been acting on that certainty. However, this deal in particular is complex, with the city leasing its outgrown administration building at 444 SW Second Ave. to the Adler subsidiary for 99 years. Adler then would raze the building to construct a four-building riverfront development that includes a larger city office building and three residential towers.