Development agency sues Miami developer alleging it misplaced out on greater than $1M on two reasonably priced housing projects
Projects embody renovating a 228-unit condominium advanced in Cutler Bay and constructing a 160-unit condominium constructing in Liberty City
A Doral-based firm was squeezed out of renovating an condominium advanced and constructing a brand new multifamily venture by a non-profit reasonably priced housing developer, in accordance with a not too long ago filed lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court docket. In consequence, Edgewater Development Group alleges it misplaced out on greater than $1 million in building earnings.
Edgewater is suing Tacolcy Economic Growth Corp. and its two affiliates Backyard Stroll Associates and Tacolcy Tuscany Cove I for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation, amongst different counts. Representatives for Edgewater and Tacolcy didn’t instantly return telephone messages and emails in search of remark.
In line with the grievance, Edgewater had an oral settlement with Tacolcy president Carol Gardner and different executives to supply design growth providers, budget session, worth engineering proposals and general venture implementation on the 2 projects. In exchange, Tacolcy would use Edgewater as its basic contractor.
The primary venture concerned the renovation of a 228-unit condominium advanced in-built 1995 referred to as Backyard Stroll in Cutler Bay. The second entails the brand new building of a 160-unit condominium constructing referred to as Tuscany Cove Residences at 5900 Northwest seventh Avenue in Miami’s Liberty City. That venture, which can present housing for low revenue seniors, obtained $22 million in tax-exempt financing and can have a complete building price of $34 million, in accordance with a February 2017 press release from the town of Miami.
The town offered Tacolcy with the 1.5-acre website in Liberty City to construct Tuscany Cove. The advanced’s onsite amenities will embody an out of doors courtyard, a big group room, a laundry facility and a small laptop/library room. Its ground flooring will function round 8,300 square-feet in business area.
In line with the lawsuit, Edgewater claims it assisted Tacolcy to acquire financing for the two reasonably priced housing projects and resolve disputes with third events who furnished preconstruction providers.
“[Tacolcy] by no means compensated Edgewater for stated providers, and in the end refused to rent Edgewater because the projects’ basic contractor,” the lawsuit states. “Edgewater’s providers elevated the worth of Backyard Stroll Residences and Tuscany projects, and consequently anticipated greater than $1 million in earnings because the projects’ contractor.”