By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 7th, Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella announced that he had signed a new bill allowing Rio's CR Flamengo football (soccer) club to transform its former headquarters at Morro da Viúva, in the neighborhood of Flamengo, into a mixed-use development, blending residential and commercial development.

The 24-story building, located at Avenia Rui Barbosa, was at one time used as housing for the Rubro-Negra's athletes and families. In 2012, the club leased the building to Brazilian business magnate Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here