Friday, April 1, 2022

More litigation for the Village – The Palmetto Bay Village Center has filed for judicial review – a big read. Initial review and impression – links to critical documents provided

The Petition for Writ of Certiorari was filed at noon (12:03 PM, to be exact) on April 1, 2022, and no, this is no April Fool’s Day joke. It is very real. 

The owners of the Palmetto Bay Village Center (known as “17777 Old Cutler Road, LLC” in the zoning application and current litigation) filed the following:

This is going to be a very busy weekend of legal reading. I have set up a google drive folder where you can access all documents filed to date (CLICK HERE to access the entire folder - all documents to date)

There is too much here to make initial off the cuff analysis. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari has been filed to contest the action of the Mayor and Village Council’s final resolution of March 3, 2002, denying 17777 Old Cutler Road, LLC’s (‘‘Applicant’’) Request for Site Plan Approval.

Important documents include item B of the appendix, which is the Village Staff report of October 18, 2021.

This appendix also contains transcripts for the Zoning Hearings Held October 18, 2021, November 15, 2021 and January 24, 2022.

Recommended reading – See prior positions of Staff under this current Mayor and Council – which included what I termed a “full unqualified recommendation” to approve 480 units on Old Cutler Road. As I said then it was shocking and in stark contrast to how the current officials played the "485" in the 2016 and 2018 elections. See June 2, 2020: 480 Units at the Palmetto Bay Village Center - Village tax dollars were used to create a record that supports the applicant for this zoning hearing. Is this what you voted for?

Get the facts, not the spin. The documentation is there for all of us to read.

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