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Legacy Hotel & Residences Proposed For Miami Worldcenter

Legacy Hotel & Residences Rendering

Legacy Hotel & Residences Rendering

A Legacy Hotel & Residences has been proposed for Miami Worldcenter at 942 NE 1st Ave that will have 278 residential units and 255 hotel rooms, according to The Real Deal.

The developer is Royal Palm Companies, which also built the recently completed Paramount Miami Worldcenter and the architect is Kobi Karp.

The project is expected to break ground in June 2020 and will be priced between $300,000 and $500,000.

The Legacy Hotel & Residences will be part of the 27 acre Miami Worldcenter complex in Downtown Miami.

David Dyer Federal Building In Downtown Miami To Undergo $60M Renovation

David Dyer Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

David Dyer Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

Miami-Dade College is spending $60 million to renovate the David Dyer Federal Building and U.S Courthouse that will take two years, according to The Miami Herald.

The neoclassical building was built in 1933 and designed by Paist and Steward with Marion Manley. An addition was added to the West of the building by Spillis Candela & Partners in 1983. The 3 story limestone building features two open courtyards.

The building has been abandoned since 2008 because of mold and asbestos, which was just removed. Beginning in 2016, Miami-Dade College began leasing the building from the Federal Government for 115 years at $1 a year. The college will install flexible-use classrooms, robotics and computer labs, faculty and administrative offices, and a conference center with capacity for 400 people.

Missoni Baia Receives $243M Construction Loan

Missoni Baia

Missoni Baia

OKO Group has received a $243.3 million construction loan for the 57 story tower Missoni Baia in Edgewater, according to The Real Deal.

Missoni Baia will have 247 residential units and will rise 649 feet as construction began November 2017. The parking garage started going vertical September 2018 with work on the tower portion starting in April of this year.

OKO Group has also started construction on the 53 story office tower 830 Brickell located next to the SLS Lux Brickell and across the street from Brickell City Centre.

New Design For 40 Story Tower At 1836 Biscayne Boulevard

1836 Biscayne Boulevard

New plans have been submitted for a 40 story tower at 1836 Biscayne Boulevard and rising 419 feet. The tower would be next First Church of Christ Scientist building that will be preserved.

The building will have 364 rental units with a rooftop pool and ground level retail.

Another design was submitted in January 2015 that had a tower over the existing couch with columns inside.

Fifteen Group paid $14.3 million for the property in November 2014.

Crane Removed From Megacenter Brickell

Megacenter Brickell Construction

Megacenter Brickell has topped off and the crane has been removed from the site. Construction began in September 2018.

Megacenter Brickell will have 74,790 square feet of storage space, 57 residential units, 16,670 square feet of office space, 9,134 square feet of retail and 111 parking spaces.

Previous construction photos of Megacenter Brickell can be viewed here.

TBT - Tobacco Road - "End of the Road" Video

Tobacco Road Will Move Across the Lot To A New Location

TBT (October 27, 2014) - 5 years ago the oldest bar in Miami closed for good as Tobacco Road had its final party. The building would eventually be demolished a month later in November 2014. The site will eventually be a 54 story condo as part of the Brickell City Centre Expansion.

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Tobacco Road will be closing its doors for the final time after 102 years. 

The property and land was bought by developer Carlos Mattos, who hasn't announced what he plans on doing with the site.

New owner, Joel Rivera, is trying to raise money with a kickstarter campaign to save all the historical items in the bar including the original wood bar and classic neon sign. They plan on moving to a new location at 69 SW 7th St, which is across the lot from the original site. They plan to open in six months to a year with a 36 year lease option.

It was also just announced that in November 2015, Tobacco Road will have a bar on the Norwegian Escape cruise line.

Below is a video of Tobacco Road.

Brickell Flatiron Almost Completed

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron is getting closer to opening as the final touches are being put on the exterior of the 64 story building in the heart of Brickell.

The first crane was removed in March of this year and the building topped off in February. A year ago, construction was just reaching the 62nd floor.

Brickell Flatiron is being developed by CMC Group and designed by Luis Revuelta Architecture.

Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.