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A mixed-use project is proposed for a formerly contaminated 18-acre site in North Miami Beach

New North Town Center would be located near West Dixie Highway

Taylor Park
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A vacant property in North Miami Beach could undergo a major transformation. The Real Deal Miami reports on the master plan for New North Town Center — a mixed-use project with 1,650 apartments, 175,000 square feet of retail, 150,000 square feet of office space, a hotel, and a school — proposed for an approximately 18-acre site on the West Dixie Highway. The project could be served by a commuter train station at 163rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard if the Florida East Coast Railroad project is approved. The project could involve a redesign of the nearby 21-acre Taylor Park too.

The land was once home to a TECO Gas and People’s Gas site, and it’s been remediated over several years to clear it of contamination. New North Equities purchased the land in 2017 for $21 million, with plans to turn it into ”a small-scale version of Downtown Dadeland.” The Real Deal reports that if developers start construction on the site, more work will be done to complete the remediation.