Flagstone Receives Approval to Develop Watson Island

Watson Island

The Miami Herald reports that Miami commissioners have voted for developer Flagstone to begin work on Island Gardens located on Watson Island. 

Island Gardens is to include condos, retail, restaurants and a mega yacht marina, but this project has been stalled since 2001 for various reasons. 

Last year, Flagstone partnered with Related Group with a bigger project than originally planned, but Related pulled out of the deal two months later. 

The site is located on prime waterfront land with the best views of the city. Residents feel that this project will congest the MacArthur Causeway and cause more delays.

Flagstone has until June 2 to break ground or Miami commissioners will consider abandoning the deal altogether.