NEW YORK—New York City-headquartered Plazahas secured two new Florida projects exceeding $100 million.
In Kendall, Fla., Plaza Construction has begun work on the Dadeland Mall Kendall Wing expansion, under its contract with Simon Property Group, Indianapolis.
Having first demolished 94,000 sq. f.t of existing space, Plaza is now constructing a new two-story, 102,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use, retail and restaurant expansion, and is renovating 47,227 sq. ft. of mall space. Plaza’s scope of work also includes reconstructing the mall’s front entry, installing new escalators and connecting bridge walkways with unique cantilevered features.
Plaza is also adding two-levels totaling 98,816 sq. ft. to an existing three-level garage and enhancing 172,352 sq. ft. of outdoor parking, fountains and ancillary space. Designed by 505 Design, Boulder, Colo., and CCA Design +, Miami, the expansion and modernization project is slated for completion in March 2013.
In Miami Beach, Fla., the company has been awarded a contract for The Perry South Beach Hotel, Resort, Spa and Condominiums, a $100 million beachfront redevelopment by The LeFrak Organization, Starwood Capital Group and Invesco Ltd.
Upon its completion in late 2013, the 17-story, 294,000-sq.-ft. transformation will be re-branded and offer 345 guest rooms and 259 condominium residences. HKS, Miami, serves as architect for the project except for restoration of the existing façade by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates Inc., Coral Gables.
In addition to New York and Florida, Plaza operates offices in Los Angeles, Houston, Newark, N.J. and Washington, D.C.