City to gain back lost time for Miami Beach Convention Center renovation

Miami Beach officials hope to finish a big chunk of work by 2017 Art Basel

TRD MIAMI /
Dec.December 28, 2016 11:15 AM

Despite still being behind schedule by more than a month, the $600 million renovation of Miami Beach’s Convention Center is reportedly planning to pick up the pace early next year.

Clark Construction, the project’s general contractor, is working on a plan to make up for time lost due to permitting and design hurdles. The proposal is expected to be submitted in the next few weeks, the Miami Herald reported.

On top of that, the city is turning lemons into lemonade: Trade fair Maison & Objet canceled its May show, giving Clark three more weeks to work on renovations until the next planned event later that month, according to the Herald.

Now that this year’s Art Basel is wrapped up, the convention center’s four halls will be closed as construction work intensifies. The city’s plans call for updated facades and a complete replacement of the 58-year-old convention center’s western half, expanding its size by 150,000 square feet.

City officials are hoping to complete a large portion of the work before next year’s Art Basel in December, with work on the interiors wrapping up during 2018. An accompanying 800-room hotel was proposed by Portman Holdings alongside the renovations, but Miami Beach residents shot down a necessary land lease with the city during a March public referendum. [Miami Herald]Sean Stewart-Muniz


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and the Miami Beach Convention Center (Credit: Google Maps)

Miami Beach Convention Center to become temporary hospital during pandemic

Miami Beach Convention Center to become temporary hospital during pandemic
David Martin and Jackie Soffer, with a rendering of the project

800-key Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel to be a Grand Hyatt

800-key Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel to be a Grand Hyatt
Clark Construction CEO Robert Moser Jr., Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales and Miami Beach Convention Center (Credit: iStock, Google Maps)

Miami Beach Convention Center contractor sues city, alleging $90M in unpaid work

Miami Beach Convention Center contractor sues city, alleging $90M in unpaid work
Miami Beach Convention Center

Lawsuit alleges $3.2M in unpaid work at Miami Beach Convention Center

Lawsuit alleges $3.2M in unpaid work at Miami Beach Convention Center
Here’s an inside look at the renovated Miami Beach Convention Center: PHOTOS

Here’s an inside look at the renovated Miami Beach Convention Center: PHOTOS

Here’s an inside look at the renovated Miami Beach Convention Center: PHOTOS
Finvarb Group taps Thompson Hotels for its South Beach hotel project

Finvarb Group taps Thompson Hotels for its South Beach hotel project

Finvarb Group taps Thompson Hotels for its South Beach hotel project
Group led by Jackie Soffer, David Martin is sole bidder for Miami Beach Convention Center hotel

Group led by Jackie Soffer, David Martin is sole bidder for Miami Beach Convention Center hotel

Group led by Jackie Soffer, David Martin is sole bidder for Miami Beach Convention Center hotel
Storm-damage repairs add millions to Miami Beach Convention Center renovation cost

Storm-damage repairs add millions to Miami Beach Convention Center renovation cost

Storm-damage repairs add millions to Miami Beach Convention Center renovation cost
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...