IDI Gazeley is seeking to build a 750,000-square-foot distribution center on the site of the shuttered women’s prison in western Pembroke Pines.
On Sept. 24, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board will consider a proposal to add the 66-acre site at 20421 Sheridan Street to its land use plan. The city previously acquired it from the county and annexed the property.
In December, Pembroke Pines signed a deal to sell the former prison site for $14.25 million to IDI Gaseley, subject to its approval as an industrial development. Once the city completes its zoning application, the developer would have to rezone it to industrial and submit a site plan. The sales contract will remain pending as the process moves forward.
IDI Gazeley spokesman Matt Scofield said the 750,000-square-foot project would be dubbed the South Florida Distribution Center.
“We feel the location is excellent for a regional distribution client,” Scofield said. “It is located a half a mile from [U.S. Highway] 27 (a major north/south logistics corridor) and four miles from [Interstate] 75.”
U.S. 27 runs north to Interstate 595, which turns east to Port Everglades. It heads south to Hialeah where it links to the Palmetto Expressway, leading to Miami International Airport. The highway runs near Florida East Coast Railway’s Hialeah Rail Yard, which carries freight from Port Miami and up the coast.
The distribution center would also be in the middle of the growing suburban populations of Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Davie and Weston.
This would be the second-largest new industrial project in Broward County after the 900,000-square-foot Hillsboro Technology Center in Deerfield Beach by Butters Construction & Development and Bristol Group.
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