A massive global headquarters office for Royal Caribbean will soon resume construction at PortMiami, according to a memo sent to county commissioners.
Royal Caribbean broke ground on the complex in 2019, but work was halted during the pandemic.
Now, the company has notified the the county of its intent to resume construction and is asking for changes to its lease that reflect the revised timeline.
The completion deadline in the lease will change from December 31, 2022 to December 31, 2024, if commissioners approve
RCL is building the state of the art complex in an effort to attract world class talent to Miami. The campus will house up to 4,200 employees, about double their current workforce capacity.
The $300m office complex is designed to resemble a ship.
It will include a soccer field, volleyball court, basketball court, fitness center, electric car chargers, solar panels, and rainwater collectors.
Miami-Dade’s PortMiami and Environmental Resilience Committee is scheduled to consider the proposal at a meeting on January 11.
The abandoned construction site in December 2020:
(photo: Aaron DeMayo)