Florida Career College leases space at Town and Country

By Richard Yager….

One Seventeen Professional Center on Mills Drive to become new college campus.

For the second time in September, a major educational institution has indicated it will locate in Kendall.

Florida Career College will occupy 45,409 square feet of the 65,000-square-foot One Seventeen Professional Arts Center within The Palms at Town and Country property at 11731 Mills Dr., according to a Sept. 13 announcement of Colliers International South Florida, leasing representative.

A week earlier to that announcement, zoning approval was granted to the University of Phoenix, a nationally known adult online training institution, for a third floor lease in a building at London Square shopping center, located at the corner of SW 120th Street and 137th Avenue.

The new Florida Career College on Mills Drive continues a transformation of the neighboring The Palms at Town and Country complex originally developed and later managed by Armanda Codina, a prominent Miami-Dade real estate executive.

The recently constructed Class A office building now is owned by TIAA-CREF, an international financial service provider that purchased Town and Country Center properties from The Codina Group in 2003.

Florida Career College, an entity of Education Training Corporation, would become the building’s major tenant, occupying nearly 70 percent of its available space. Vitas, a statewide hospice service, was the building’s first tenant. The One Seventeen building is served by an adjacent parking garage that connects to a 51,000-square-foot Class A medical and professional office condominium.

The school’s main curricula include business administration, computer technology, cosmetology, health and medical services including nursing and therapy, and training in H/VAC. The college currently maintains 10 Florida locations, including 28,000 square feet at 1321 SW 107 Ave., opposite Florida International University.

For more information call 305-274-7982 or visit online at www.thepalmsshops.com.

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