MDM’s Marriott Expo Center Delayed, Downsized

MDM’s plan to build a hotel and convention center on the former Miami Arena site is being downsized and delayed.

According to the Herald, revisions to the Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo include:

  • Groundbreaking delayed to first quarter of 2017 (MDM has already missed several previously announced start dates)
  • Hotel will be built in two phases, one with 1,100 rooms and another with 600 rooms. It isn’t clear which is first (original plan was for 1,800 rooms)
  • Announced value of project is $525 million, down from $750 million
  • 365,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, down from 400,000 or 600,000

MDM is still negotiating with the Overtown CRA for a tax incentive deal.


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