The Real Deal Miami

Potential buyer emerges for city-owned Davie land

May 21, 2010 09:45AM

Davie Town Administrator Gary Shimun

Davie Town Administrator Gary Shimun announced that a potential
purchaser has emerged for land the town owns in what was the Palma Nova
mobile home park. According to Shimun, an unnamed developer intends to
buy 25 acres for a warehouse distribution center. The town bought the
parcel of land in December from owner Austin Forman for $12.5 million,
looking to place a water plant and a park on the site. The town of
Davie has been busy buying land in the area, having also bought 14
acres a mile away for $6.2 million from the University of Florida in
February. Davie has spent $1 million to date on planning and design for
the UF site. Earlier this week, town council members debated a plan to
build a $120 million water plant on the UF parcel, ultimately passing
the measure 4-1. [SFBJ]