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Residents say 11-story condominium is simply too big

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Residents in one Florida city are concerned about plans to build an 11-story, 22-unit condominium. People are so concerned, in fact, that they have formed a group called the Residents for Responsible Growth. Their biggest concern is that the condominium will be too big for the plot of land where it will be built. Despite residents' worries, the site plan development permit was recently approved.

The condominium will sit on 0.6 acres of land on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. The building will feature a wave-shaped design with most of the first floor enclosed in glass. Some say the new building will be "architecturally stunning." However, others say it simply won't fit.

"This is jamming a massive building on a very small lot," one resident said. "It will block views and shade existing properties."

People are particularly concerned that the addition of this building to the Intracoastal Waterway will lead to more construction of high-rise buildings. While there is some strong opposition to the project, supporters see it as a way to boost the city's economic growth.

Disputes arise frequently in Florida and beyond when new real estate projects are proposed. However, initial pushback from residents in the area around the proposed project isn't the only legal issue that could come up.

Homeowners in condominiums are usually a part of an association. Homeowners and condominium associations have certain responsibilities towards their members. Contract disputes, property disputes and personal injury claims can arise. In those instances, it is usually best to rely on an experienced legal professional.

Source: Sun Sentinel, "Fort Lauderdale approves 11-story beach condo," Larry Barszewski, April 17, 2013

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