Three years after completing the Miami luxury condo tower Biscayne Beach, the developer and firms involved in its construction created a stinky situation for buyers, a recently filed lawsuit alleges.
Daniel Hayes, general
counsel and COO for Two Roads, said the company had not been
served and does not comment on litigation matters. A
spokesperson for Plaza did not respond to an email request
Biscayne Beach was among one of the first condominiums to be completed in the most recent cycle. The building opened in 2017, the same year Two Roads paid off a $120 million loan and sold out 99 percent of the project.
But this is not the first legal entanglement involving Biscayne Beach. In May 2017, the Bayside Terrace Condominium Association, representing a low-rise building at 505 Northeast 30th Street, sued the developer, Plaza and another company for damages related to Biscayne Beach’s construction. A year later, a Turkish investor sued Two Roads’ development entity Biscayne Miami Partners and its affiliated firm Eastview Development over a failed deal for an $8.5 million penthouse at Biscayne Beach.
According to the latest lawsuit, the Biscayne Beach condo association hired an engineering firm that submitted a report in November 2018 detailing the construction defects inside the tower.
The defects identified in the report include the faulty plumbing system allowing sewer smells into the units; a poor roof design that has led to water pooling; and cracks, rust spots and moisture stains in the building’s stucco. The report also noted shoddy work in Biscayne Beach’s mechanical and electrical systems.