Atlantic Crossing developers file appeal


By: Marisa Gottesman
Associate Editor

City commissioners took to social media to celebrate a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit the developers of Atlantic Crossing filed against the city.

But the battle isn’t over yet.

Ohio-based developers Edwards Cos. have filed an appeal of Judge Donald Middlebrooks’ decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

“We are committed to keeping Atlantic Crossing moving forward and to reach final resolution of all litigation to preserve our property rights,” said Don DeVere, Vice President of Edwards Companies. “We are appealing the two claims dismissed by the Federal court and will vigorously pursue the remaining seven claims that were remanded to state court. It has been more than two and half years since approval, and with tremendous economic benefits to the community at stake, we look forward to realizing Atlantic Crossing as a cornerstone of Downtown Delray’s future.”

Atlantic Crossing is a 9-acre redevelopment project that plans to bring apartments, restaurants, offices and shops to East Atlantic Ave. The lawsuit alleges the city is improperly delaying the project from moving forward.

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