Miami-Dade is going to use 125 acres county-owned land for the purpose of developing either an industrial park or a school campus. The location is close to the Homestead Air Reserve Base. Renowned export-import company FedEx has shown its interest in investing on the property.
Miami-Dade County commissioner Dennis Moss said “FedEx has shown a strong interest in wanting to develop a distribution facility there”. “They would be a great anchor development at that particular location and would be somewhat of a magnet for other types of uses”, he added. However, FedEx are yet to confirm their interest on the property.
Miami-Dade county commissioners sat with the finance committee on Monday and gave preliminary approval for staff to request expressions of interest in the site.
Mr. Moss said that the main objective behind developing the property is to increase job growth.
He said, “We want to create a certain environment at that particular location that would attract the more upscale industrial uses as opposed to the nitty-gritty uses like auto repairs shops”.
He hinted that a school would be best suited close to the Homestead base.
The property is fully ready for development. Whoever invests can start thair development task straight away. However, Mr. Moss said that companies interested in investing in the property will have to mention relevant experiences, site use proposal, rent they will pay to the county and the number of jobs they intend to create.