Developer Brandon Shpirt wants to build a 773-unit condominium project on a parcel in southern Miami-Dade County partially outside the city’s development boundaries.
Shpirt, principal of Miami-based BSB Global Enterprises, is proposing the six-story complex on 13.8 acres at 14505 Southwest 260th Street near the Naranja neighborhood, according to an application filed Wednesday in Miami-Dade. The project, called Infinity Gardens Apartments, will include 7,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet of retail space.
A subsidiary of Shpirt bought the land in October for $9.4 million, property records show.
The 8.5-acre portion to the west of the development site is outside the city’s development boundary and is zoned “agricultural,” the documents show. Shpirt asked Miami-Dade to rezone the land for “Urban Development Boundary Planning Area Development” to include it in the UDB.
The UDB in Miami-Dade is a green belt designed to reduce the tendency of suburban sprawl westward to Everglades National Park and eastward to Biscayne National Park. While most of the land outside the UDB is farmland, some of it is wetland or open space that could eventually be used for Everglades restoration projects.
In recent years, as demand for housing in Miami-Dade has grown, developers have increasingly made requests to expand UDB to allow construction on their land.
In his application, Shpirt cites a 2021 county report that determined that Miami-Dade’s supply of single-family homes would soon be depleted, requiring more rent.
Typically, developers face an uphill battle when it comes to moving UDBs. A large majority of commissioners must approve the boundary expansion, although requests to include small areas of land within the UDB may be more easily approved.
Last year, county commissioners approved a controversial proposal by Aligned Real Estate Holdings and Coral Rock Development to build a 5.9 million-square-foot industrial project on 378 acres outside UDB.this Namdaedeok Logistics Technology Zone It is planned to be located on the southeast corner of the Florida Turnpike and SW 122nd Avenue.
After the vote, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity questioned the plan after arguing that Miami-Dade approved the project after the deadline. In May, Linkage Real Estate and Coral Rock prosecute The state exceeded the opinion, arguing that the county met its deadline.
Developers Legacy Residential Group, CD Group and Fenix Contractors also want to build outside of UDB. In April, they proposed a 630 multi-family homes The 20-acre project is located on the southeast corner of SW 252nd Street and SW 145th Avenue in the Princeton community.
Shpirt is new to South Florida development.Previously, he was a real estate investor and still owns a portfolio of about 200 multifamily homes, mostly in South Miami-Dade, Shpirt told real deal.
National corporate records show he set up his BSB in 2018. His other development plans include a 108-unit three-story garden-style multifamily complex in the Goulds area of South Miami-Dade.