Beach park seen as site for Surfside condo collapse memorial

SURFSIDE, Fla. – An oceanfront park is emerging as the leading site for a memorial to the victims of the deadly condominium building collapse in Surfside.

The city of Miami Beach recently offered a portion of the park as the potential location to remember the June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South building, which killed 98 people.

A judge said Wednesday it was unrealistic to pursue any plan for a memorial where the condo once stood as some family members wish. That nearly 2-acre location in Surfside, he said, must be sold to compensate victims of the tragedy.

At least one bidder has offered up to $120 million.