Families of Surfside victims to confront town commissioners over proposed land swap
View of the land that once housed the Champlain Tower South in Surfside, Fla., after the rubble was cleared out, on Aug. 10, 2021. - Pedro Portal/TNS

MIAMI — As a judge fast-tracks the development of a new high-rise on the Champlain Towers South property, the families of those who died in the Surfside condo collapse are increasing pressure on town leaders to drop their resistance to a plan to ensure a memorial is built where the tower fell by trading public, oceanfront land to the eventual buyer of the collapse site. Still grieving the deaths of their loved ones, Surfside families are now taking the fight to Town Hall, where Tuesday night they will ask the commission to consider a proposal to build a memorial at 8777 Collins Ave., along wit...