Bird's eye view of Bal Harbour Village skyline from the southeast.

Message from Village Manager Jorge M. Gonzalez

Update: Whitman Lawsuit Against The Village And Status Of Their Live Local Application

As most of you are aware, the Whitmans filed an application for a proposed expansion to their Bal Harbour Shops under the Live Local Act. This expansion is in addition to the current expansion that was approved by the Village and is currently under construction. Nearly simultaneous to the filing of their Live Local application, the Whitmans sued the Village, claiming that our intention is to stop their proposed additional expansion. Their original complaint sought to force the Village to approve their development application. Their amended complaint pivots from this claim. They are instead now asking the Court to find that our most recent ordinances are unlawful:

In an effort to be completely transparent with our residents, the links below provide updates for both the lawsuit and the application process:

Bal Harbour Shops Lawsuit Update
Bal Harbour Shops Application Status


Jorge M. Gonzalez
Village Manager