Second gas leak at hotel construction site on Biscayne Boulevard

Teco Peoples Gas was on the scene on Monday for another gas leak
By Katherine Kallergis | August 08, 2019 11:04AM

The site on Monday

The site on Monday

A gas line ruptured at the construction site of a new AC Hotel by Marriott in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood on Thursday morning, days after a gas leak shut down traffic at the same property.

A hazmat team in on the scene at 3400 Biscayne Boulevard, according to city of Miami Fire Rescue Captain Ignatius Carroll.

On Monday, the gas leak temporarily shut down the southbound lanes of Biscayne Boulevard between Northwest 33rd and 36th streets, near Midtown Miami and the Design District.

3H Group is the developer behind the 153-room hotel, which is under construction on the former site of the Midtown Inn Miami. In April 2018, 3H closed on a $21.3 million construction loan for the project. Hemant Patel’s Arti Hersi Inc. also owns a stake in the project.

Kobi Karp designed the seven-story hotel, which will feature a restaurant and bar, a rooftop pool, fitness center and meeting rooms. It will also share a 217-space parking garage with the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Midtown.

In July, a gas explosion at a Plantation shopping center injured nearly two dozen people. Portions of the shopping center, owned by Edens, are expected to be demolished now that the building is structurally unsound, the city’s fire chief previously said.