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County Oks 250room Hotel In West Dade

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Written by on July 6, 2006

By Eric Kalis
Miami-Dade County commissioners unanimously approved a 250-room hotel on land at the Flagler Station development in the western part of the county.

Flagler Development Co., a Jacksonville subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, is negotiating with a hotel developer for Flagler Station Hotel, 10505 NW 112th Ave. at Northwest 106th Street and Florida’s Turnpike.

"The hotel will be similar to a Marriott Courtyard or Hilton Garden Inn," said W. Shane Soefker, Flagler vice president and market officer for South Florida. The 5-acre plat will hold a limited-services and extended-stay branch, with each having 120-130 rooms, he said.

Specific plans for the hotel should be released in mid-July, Mr. Soefker said.

The hotel is part of Flagler Station, a 9 million-square-foot campus-style office, retail and industrial development. The plat where the hotel will stand is bounded on the north by Northwest 105th Street, on the east by 112th Avenue, on the south by 103rd Street and on the west by 117th Avenue.

The project has been divided into two phases – 2.5 million square feet of existing office and retail space and 6.5 million square feet of new development consisting of 1.5 million square feet of office space and 5 million square feet of retail and distribution space.

The county’s restrictions on the hotel parcel include:

NA prohibition on the use of septic tanks unless Flagler Development applies for a temporary use permit.

NA restriction that individual wells can be only for swimming pools, sprinkler systems and air conditioners.

NA requirement that land next to a lake to be graded to prevent drainage of storm water into the lake.

Flagler Development owns, operates and leases primarily Class A office and commercial facilities throughout the state.