Local dignitaries, including City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, Doral City Council member and Codina Partners President and Chief Operating Officer K. Lawrence Gragg broke ground on the new up to $22 million Doral City Hall.
“Today is a day of celebration for the residents of the City of Doral. After a lot of hard work, the City of Doral is on its way to building, not just a City Hall, but a place where the entire community can meet, where cultural events can be held for our residents, and a true home for the City of Doral,” said City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “This accomplishment is another example of why Doral is a premier place to live, work, learn and play.”
The City Hall is being developed by CM Doral Development Company, associated with Codina Partners, a boutique real estate investment and development firm built on a foundation of success and propelled by foresight, delivering projects of distinction that stand the test of time. The new three-story, 60,000 square-foot Doral City Hall will be LEED Silver certified and will be built on a 1.8-acre site in the vicinity of Northwest 53rd Terrace and 84th Avenue. It will offer 250parking spaces in Downtown Doral, a 120-acre mixed-use community destined to become the heart of the City.
The construction of the new Doral City Hall was approved unanimously by the Doral City Council on August 11, 2010. The total cost cannot exceed $22 million and the construction of the project could come in below that total.
K. Lawrence Gragg, President and Chief Operating Officer, Codina Partners, added, “Over the last three decades we have watched the City of Doral progress one development at a time into a vibrant community that families and businesses from all over the world now call home. Codina Partners is proud to have contributed to this growth with projects like Downtown Doral, honored to be a part of the city’s future with the delivery of a new Doral City Hall and pleased to continue to develop Doral into one of South Florida’s premier destinations.”
Doral City Hall will be the centerpiece of Downtown Doral, a mixed-use development featuring thousands of residential units, more than one million square feet of commercial space and an elementary school. The community, destined to be the heart of the city, will also feature a three-acre public park, landscaped medians and a residential boulevard lined with townhouses complemented by beautiful landscaping, fountains and shade pavilions.