The Real Deal Miami

Marina plans scaled back

August 17, 2009 01:38PM

Riviera Beach Municipal Marina was slated for a $500 million upgrade from Viking Developers, which was going to transform the site into International Harbor at Riviera Beach. The plan called for a harborside village with shops and restaurants, a hotel, offices, a parking garage and a public market, but a weak local economy has prompted the yacht and development company to reduce the scope of its project. Viking’s revised plan starts small and phases in more development as the economy improves. Its first phase calls for the city to rebuild the marina slips and bulkhead, rebuild Newcomb Hall in a new location and revamp Bicentennial Park.