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Estate Cos. wins approval for apartments on Baptist Health site

Homestead officials approved an apartment project by the Estate Cos., which has the land under contract from Baptist Health South Florida.

The City Commission granted zoning and site plan approval for Soleste Midtown on Sept. 20. The Estate Cos. is working with Jon Samuel of Miami-based Midtown Group as a partner on the project. Holland & Knight attorney Alejandro Arias said the project was approved for 354 apartments on the rear of the property and six commercial buildings fronting Campbell Drive, centered along a grand promenade. The retail space would total about 43,000 square feet, and the project would have just over 1,000 parking spaces.

“The project is the first of its kind in the city of Homestead, introducing a new level of highly amenitized multifamily development, as well as vibrant commercial/restaurant offerings, promoting vibrant commercial uses along Campbell Drive,” Arias said.

South Miami-based Estate Cos. has 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 system. It’s located just south of Homestead Hospital.

There would be six five-story apartment buildings, plus a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, a pool and a playground. The apartments would range from 676 to 1,131 square feet.

Miami-based Modis Architects designed the project.

“Homestead does not have a mixed-use project of this magnitude, and there is no better location or corridor to have it,” Estate Cos. Principal Jeffrey Ardizon said. “This location checks all the boxes we look for, a suburban site that has this much walkability and connectivity. Our future residence will now have some of the best restaurant and dining options in town, including all the existing commercial establishments just a few steps away – from Publix to banks, Walgreens, the hospital, offices, Starbucks, Chik-Fil-A and a whole magnitude of other options.”

South Florida Business Journal. September 2023.


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