The developer of Miami Beach’s Convention Center hotel has been granted approval to jump start work ahead of schedule.
City commissioners voted yesterday in favor of an early access agreement, allowing the developer on site in February 2019 to begin preparation for groundbreaking. The prep work will include demolition, civil work, and soil testing.
A surface parking lot will be closed to allow work to begin.
It would still be about a year before actual construction would start, with completion scheduled for fall of 2022.
Voters approved a deal with the developer for the property in November 2018.
The hotel will have 800 rooms, becoming one of the biggest in the Miami area. It is being designed with environmental-friendly features such as rainwater storage and a solar roof with battery storage.