The march of new development along N. Kendall Drive has taken another step westward within a half-mile of Krome Avenue.
Without discussion on Feb. 18, Miami- Dade County Commissioners approved a revised plat application to permit a multiple- use apartment and office complex on a 2.69-acre property on the south side of SW 88th Street at a theoretical southward extension of 172nd Avenue.
The vacant land triangle lies west of SW 167th Avenue, just over one-half mile east of the Krome- Kendall Drive intersection and the county’s Urban Development Boundary, the farthest distance yet for development among remaining farmland tracts along the Kendall Corridor, west of SW 137th Avenue in Commissioner Juan C. Zapata’s District 11.
A study initiated by Zapata to better control and improve new development along the corridor was undertaken in 2014 but final recommendations have yet to be announced by the county’s Planning and Zoning Department.
The new platting without specific detail was approved unanimously, moved by Vice Chair Esteban Bovo Jr. and seconded by Commissioner Barbara Jordan.
The site combines three vacant properties, owned by Kendall Investors 172 LLC, a Miami-based real estate at 5901 SW 74 St., purchaser in 2009 of the farmland from Bloom Family Investments Ltd. for $15 million.
The 117,045-square-foot parcel carries a 2014 market value of $604,575 ($5,374 assessed value) in the county’s current tax roll listing.
Current RU-4L (Limited Apartment House District) residential zoning would allow 23 net units per acre or at least 46 units depending upon eventual site configuration for its development, not defined within the plat revision plan.
Plat restrictions call for existing or future planting, trees, and shrubbery dedicated to public uses, underground placement of new electric or communication lines, and dedication of a small tract for the sewer pumping station maintained by Miami-Dade County. Easements are reserved for public utilities.
The developer’s obligation will carry a $948,564 price tag for sidewalk, curb and gutter installations, drainage, street and traffic control signage, signalization and landscaping.
Located within the UDB that parallels SW 177th Avenue in that area, the platting was approved by all county agencies including the Miami-Dade School Board and Florida Departments of Transportation and Health.
According to a Bloomberg Business company overview, Kendall Investors 172 is a real estate property construction and investment services company, incorporated in 2009 and based in South Miami.