Open to all ages: Codina to bring senior and assisted living to Downtown Doral

Codina-Lennar joint venture sold a 2-acre piece of the White Course to Greystar

Rendering of Downtown Doral and Armando Codina
Rendering of Downtown Doral and Armando Codina

From pre-kindergarten to old age, Downtown Doral is now planning to offer options for people of all ages.

Codina Partners is bringing assisted and senior living to the mixed-use, master-planned community in two deals, the first with apartment developer Greystar. The Charleston, South Carolina-based firm recently paid $14 million for the 2-acre site, a piece of the White Course, from Lennar Corp. and Codina.

Greystar will build Overture Downtown Doral South, a roughly 200-unit apartment complex for residents 55 and older, Codina said. He also has a letter of intent to sell a similarly sized piece of land to an unnamed assisted living developer and operator to build an assisted living facility at Downtown Doral.

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The projects are part of phase two of the community, which will also include a Baptist Health South Florida Express Care location and a school for grades six through 12. Baptist signed a 15-year lease for about 4,200 square feet and is expected to open at the shops before the end of this year.

In 2016, Codina Partners — with Jim Carr’s CC Homes — and Stuart Miller’s Lennar Corp. won the bid for the White Course in Doral, paying a total of about $96 million to acquire the golf course. Lennar and Codina split the property, which is adjacent to Downtown Doral, in half.

When it’s completed, Downtown Doral will have more than 1 million square feet of commercial space, 400,000 square feet of Class A office space and 5,000 residential units. The master-planned community will include a city hall, a charter school and Publix that are already open, town homes, single-family homes and condo towers.

Codina-Carr Homes has sold about 50 homes at Canarias, a community of 343 single-family homes and 52 townhouses next to Downtown Doral, and is planning to deliver the first houses by June, Codina said.