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Blue Zones Health Center Signs 10-Story Lease at Miami Worldcenter


A 120,000-square-foot medical center will open at Miami Worldcenter, making it one of the largest leases in Downtown Miami, developer Royal Palm Companies announced.

The 10-floor health center will be housed inside the Legacy Hotel & Residences tower, a 50-story tower with 310 residences and an Accor hotel. 

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Called Blue Zones Center, the medical complex will offer teams of physicians, an on-site lab, pharmacy, and an AI-powered diagnostic center. RPC is keeping its affairs in-house: The tenant of the 10-year lease is Blue Legacy Ventures, a partnership between an affiliate of the developer and health care provider Adventist Health.

“Lifestyle medicine and unparalleled personalized care will help members reach and sustain their optimal health,” said RPC’s managing partner Stephen Watson, who led the development of the center.

Blue Zones Ventures is focused on longevity, using research to encourage diet and lifestyle that help people live longer lives.

The Legacy development — located at 1010 NE 2nd Avenue, just south of the MacArthur Causeway — sits in the heart of Miami Worldcenter, one of the largest, private real estate projects in the country. Led by Nitin Motwani, Miami Worldcenter will hold 300,000 square feet of retail, 500,000 square feet of offices, 600 rooms, and more than 2,500 residential units across about a dozen developments in the city’s downtown district. 

Like many Worldcenter projects, Legacy is still in its nascent stage. It breaks ground Thursday,  and construction is scheduled to end by 2024. The tower is set to include 310 apartments, which already sold for a combined $160 million, according to the developer, and a 219-room hotel run by hospitality behemoth Accor.

Led by Dan Kodsi, Miami-based RPC is marketing the development as a ‘COVID-conscious’ building, thanks to air-filtration systems, voice-activated elevators, and touchless room key access, in addition to the medical complex.

With the self-imposed mission of “extending the Healing Ministry of Christ,” Adventist Health serves more than 5.5 million patients annually across 50 Hospitals in nine Southern and Midwestern states, the company says.