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Developer has Homestead site under contract from Baptist Health

Baptist Health South Florida could sell land just south of Homestead Hospital to developers for a mixed-use project.

The city’s Development Review Committee will consider plans for Soleste Midtown Homestead on Jan. 23. Miami-based multifamily developer the Estate Cos. and Miami-based retail builder Midtown Group have the 20.8-acre site at the southeast corner of Southwest 312th Street/Campbell Drive and Northeast 30th Avenue under contract from the nonprofit health care organization.

The site plan calls for 348 apartments with 295,196 square feet of leasable space, a 42,965-square-foot commercial center and 1,019 parking spaces.

There would be six apartment buildings of five stories each, plus a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, a pool and a playground. The apartments would range from 676 to 1,131 square feet. There would be 44 one-bedroom units, 136 one-bedroom units with dens, 132 two-bedroom units, and 36 three-bedroom units.

The commercial component would have a 20,442-square-foot grocery store with some in-line retail, plus three stand-alone restaurant buildings. The retail would front Campbell Drive.

The developers couldn’t be reached for comment. Miami-based Modis Architects designed the project. Miami-based attorney Alejandro J. Arias represents the developers in the application.

There’s been a development boom in Homestead over the past year as more people are moving further from the urban core in search of less expensive rents. Because more companies allow remote work and flexible hours, the long trip from Homestead to major employment centers is less of a problem for some residents.

Meanwhile, Baptist Health has been selling more of its excess land in Miami-Dade over the past year, including a recent deal in Kendall. This property was left over from when Baptist Health purchased the land to build Homestead Hospital nearly two decades ago.

December 2022. South Florida Business Journal.


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