–Latest addition to Downtown Doral will include area for cultural activities-
DORAL, FL – The City of Doral and Codina Partners, in association with CM Doral Development Company, celebrated the groundbreaking milestone of Downtown Doral Park, the three-acre public park in Downtown Doral. The park will include an open air pavilion with benches and picnic tables and two play structures geared towards children ages 5 and under and 5-12 years old. Downtown Doral is a mixed-use development set to be the heart of the city and will feature residential units, commercial space and an educational component.
“Downtown Doral will not only benefit our residents but will also help businesses in this area. It promises to be an economic engine bringing much needed jobs to South Florida,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.
Also in attendance were Doral Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” DiPietro; Councilman Luigi Boria; Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez; Councilman Pete Cabrera; Doral City Manager Yvonne Soler-McKinley; Armando Codina, Chairman and CEO, Codina Partners; Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, Director, Codina Partners; Gus Minguez, project manager, Codina Partners; Rafael Sixto, Architect, Sixto Architects, Inc.; and John Leete, General Contractor, John Moriarty & Associates of Florida. The community leaders commemorated the event with a breakfast followed by a golden shovel ceremony.
“Downtown Doral Park will provide the City of Doral a venue in very close proximity where it can host City events and annual celebrations,” said Armando Codina, Chairman and CEO, Codina Partners. “Codina Partners is honored to once again work with the City of Doral and the Doral City Council to continue growing this thriving business and family destination. The park will attract local families to Downtown Doral further positioning it as the heart of the City.”
Codina Partners is the developer of Downtown Doral and dedicated Downtown Doral Park to the City of Doral. The park is expected to be completed by spring 2012 in conjunction with the new Doral Government Center, located directly across from the park. The 60,000 square-foot Doral Government Center is an up to $22 million development that will be LEED Silver certified. The construction of the new Doral Government Center was approved unanimously by the Doral City Council on August 11, 2010 and construction began in October 2010. The building is located on a 1.8 acre site in the vicinity of Northwest 53rd Terrace and 84th Avenue and offers 250 parking spaces in Downtown Doral. When complete, Doral Government Center will be the centerpiece of Downtown Doral.Councilman Luigi Boria, City of Doral; Councilman Pete Cabrera, City of Doral; Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez, City of Doral; City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez; Armando Codina, Chairman and CEO, Codina Partners; Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” DiPietro, City of Doral; Doral City Manager Yvonne Soler-McKinley; and Joe Dobronyi, Vice President, J.P. Morgan
About City of Doral
Doral, incorporated in 2003, is home to approximately 46,000 residents and regularly hosts in excess of 100,000 people who work within the City. Doral offers a wide range of services and has become the premier place to live, work and play. The City’s many assets provide for a superior quality of life in an urban center known for its commerce.
About Codina Partners
Formed in 2009, Coral Gables-based Codina Partners is a boutique real estate investment and development firm led by visionary developer and business leader Armando Codina. Codina Partners is 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.