Related Group Sued By Plaza Construction Over 310-Day Delay At Paraiso Bay

Plaza Construction has filed a lawsuit against a Related Group affiliate, seeking at least $5 million in compensation over construction delays at the Paraiso Bay condo tower.

According to the lawsuit, Paraiso Bay’s designers provided incomplete plans. Related has “essentially designed the Project as construction progressed,” causing a “staggering” number of design revisions.

The designs provided by Related were often defective and needed constant revisions, the lawsuit states. Work that had already been completed often needed to be torn out as a result of changes issued by Related, Plaza claims.

Paraiso Bay is to include 358 units in a 53-story condo tower. The original contract called for a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $115,095,533, with substantial completion by January 19, 2017.

At the time of filing, Plaza estimated the new substantial completion date to be November 30, 2017, a delay of over 310 days. The lawsuit was filed on August 24.

Only the first Paraiso Bay tower is the subject of the lawsuit, with adjacent towers being built under separate contracts. In total, over 1,300 units are planned in four towers at the Paraiso Bay complex, the biggest condo construction project in the Miami area.

 

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Anonymous

The project looks nothing like the glitzy renderings. It’s a hideous monstrosity in real life.

IloveMiami

Isn’t that always the case? I have stopped getting excited when this site shows the latest proposals and renderings for a new project. If the project doesn’t get cancelled out right, it turns out (with very few exceptions), to be a very disappointing version of the renderings.

Anonymous

Maybe it’s always the case, but these are a real blight.

Anonymous

In addition, the intersection of 36th and Biscayne is barely functional. Now all the residents of this development are going to have to cram through there. They are going to find that during rush hour they physically can’t get their cars out.

Anonymous

Shhh, don’t mention that. Everyone on this site thinks that intersection has no issues. Must be brokers.

Anonymous

Related designing on cocktail napkins at happy hour ? LMAO

Mr. Cromwell

Building looks fine. Just a badly run project. You’d think Related would put together a more seasoned team and sensible approach.

Anonymous

Carlos Rosso should have spent more time managing the project instead of inserting himself into every piece of press possible. Less interviews, more work.

Anonymous

They only care about the price.

Anonymous

Those bubble balconies look horrendous.

Anonymous

I agree. I didn’t like the idea of the cheesy bubbles in the first place. But you can barely see them anyway. It looks like a standard block building with uniform balconies, aka boring.

Danny

But but but I thought Jorge never stiffed contractors and vendors. Where are the cheerleaders now?

Anonymous

“Highrise with a flawed design” is not something I’d want to live in…

Danny

Get ready for all the repairs that will be needed after year 1. Maintenance costs will double.

Danny

They will settle. This is just Plaza making sure they are in position to settle with Related.

Anonymous

No Surprise here lol!

Brickell Lover

This photo reminds me of the dramatic renderings for Bentley Bay (very dramatic but turned out dull).

Anonymous

No matter what the critics are , I love this project …… would love to live there 🙂
… and for all those critics and negative comments experts , wait until is completed and then see what happen 🙂

I.Know.Miami

any project of this size and magnitude will have some legalities arise. change orders cost time and money, even for a small scope project. Luckily it is only for the first building which is right next to the water, hopefully they learned from that and made sure the other part of the project(s) went smoothly. a year long delay is expensive, so plaza should get compensation for the delay, especially if it wasn’t their fault. Surprised Architectonica didn’t get sued, but makes sense because they will be building in Miami for a while and may stop working with Plaza if a suit ensues..

Anonymous

I’m familiar with Architectonica’s designs. Interestingly enough; these are the same people who will design The New Olympia Theater if the City of Miami agrees with Jorge Perez plan to demolish it and rebuild it.

Danny

But but but the RFP says “renovate”. Jorge would never over promise and under deliver, right?

Anonymous

Lol about these comments.. any of you would die to live there!