Miami Beach commissioners on Wednesday approved a settlement agreement to end a lawsuit filed against the city by Marriott, the owners of the Seville Hotel in Mid Beach.
The company recently sued Miami Beach for reneging on permits to demolish the wooden boardwalk behind the hotel after residents rallied to save it.
The city and Marriott worked out an agreement that would allow the hotel, which is in the midst of renovations, to partially demolish the boardwalk so that construction to the back of the building could continue. In return, the hotel will submit revised permit applications to the state to address resident concerns regarding the replacement of the boardwalk.
Residents have asked for a beach walk that is elevated to maintain ocean views, and that it be made out of a material that gives, making it easier on joggers’ joints.