Construction Pauses on the Legacy Hotel & Residences at 942 N.E. First Avenue, Miami, Florida

Construction has temporarily halted on the Legacy Hotel & Residences, a 50-story project in Miami-Dade County. Our sources indicate that miscommunications during construction led to certain components being incorrectly installed, prompting the developer to request further permitting from the Miami Fire Department.

Daniel Kodsi of Royal Palm Cos. note that the delay will likely be six weeks, as it will take two to three weeks alone to get the correct permits. Had the error been caught later during construction, the project would have been in serious jeopardy.

Construction on the 50-story high-rise started in 2021.

Florida YIMBY reported on the Legacy Hotel & Residences in 2022, a year after the high-rise started construction. The $340 million venture will comprise 310 condos, most of which have already been sold. Except for the large penthouses, most units will span 350 square feet to 850 square feet.

Aside from the residential aspect, the tower will offer a 219-room hotel under the Morgan’s Originals banner. The “Hong Kong-style international hotel” will offer a one-acre pool deck with three swimming pools, along with other offerings. Instead of a traditional fitness center, the Legacy Hotel & Residences will host a 220,000-square-foot “Blue Zones wellness center,” which focuses on mindfulness, medication, and promoting health lifestyles.

The build site prior to the start of construction.

The Legacy Hotel & Residences is expected to reach completion in 2026. It will be located on the 1.53-acre site at 942 N.E. First Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33132, in Miami-Dade County.

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3 Comments on "Construction Pauses on the Legacy Hotel & Residences at 942 N.E. First Avenue, Miami, Florida"

  1. Robert Shultz | March 3, 2024 at 9:46 am | Reply

    Interesting .Thank you for the explanation for the work stoppage. 3 weeks to get a permit issue resolved at fire will be a worlds record but hopefully for the job it happens.

  2. word on the street is the developer is out of the money and quite paying the contractor and subs. He out selling units in another project to get the cash.

  3. Word on street is the developer ran out of money and did not close on the financing to keep the job running.

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