5-tower Prospect Place project up for city approval today

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A big turnout is expected at City Hall today to oppose the Prospect Place project, a five-tower condo complex planned for 3111 S. Dixie Highway, a quarter-mile south of Belvedere Road.

The 14-story towers are proposed to replace a mostly vacant, one- and two-story office complex. In addition to the 300 condos, plans call for six one-story retail buildings lining South Dixie in front of the towers.

What’s before the city commission, which meets at 5 p.m., is a requested zoning change to allow residential use of the 9.3-acre site.

City officials say that even without the approval, the property owner, 311 Prospect Place Equities LLC, could build a project of similar density or intensity. But many residents, including members of nonprofit Citizens for Thoughtful Growth, say the project would tower over the houses in the surrounding neighborhoods.