High-tech Airport West industrial park due by December
first phase of a high-tech complex in Airport West built to the specifications
of telecommunications and information technology tenants could be
ready for occupancy as early as December, developers say.
Center at Beacon TradePort is among the first of a series of such
facilities under development across South Florida by LightSpeed Infrastructure,
whose principal partner is The Swerdlow Group, owner of Beacon TradePort.
Banks, senior vice president of marketing and leasing, says the 140,000-square-foot,
phase-one building is in permitting.
plans a total build-out of up to 2 million square feet, he says, depending
one of Lightspeed Broward, a similar center in Ft. Lauderdale's Cypress
Creek market, is due to be finished about the same time, he says.
LightSpeed Miami Center, 3301 Coral Way, is slated for early next
not building a warehouse and marketing it as a telecommunications
building," says Project Director Jeff Williamson, vice president
of Codina Development Corp., "but suiting is specifically for
this type of tenants."
builds, manages and leases the 374-acre park.
amenities for tenants will be multiple fiber-optic providers, dual
power feeds, automatic throw-overs for power reliability and dedicated
tower at Beacon TradePort is one of the best power sources in Miami-Dade,"
Mr. Williamson says. "You couldn't find a site with more power."
buildings will be built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, he says.
Category 2 is the standard for industrial facilities.
systems that require more than one cue to activate will be installed,
he says necessary because "water and electric don't mix."
security will also be offered, Mr. Williamson says.
far no leases have been signed, Mr. Banks says, "but we are in
discussions with quite a number of tenants as regards this building
and also future ones. We anticipate them going up pretty quickly one
behind the other."
says LightSpeed Infrastructure is looking to build in all the major
cities of Florida.
Dolphin Mall, Swerdlow's retail project going up in tandem with Beacon
TradePort, adds value to the site for telecommunications users, Mr.
is improved by the new interchange to the Florida Turnpike,"
he says. "A lot of the communications companies have therefore
brought in more service than they might have otherwise.
are advantages also because these companies have multi-city needs
in Florida. We'll be able to network our centers as well as multiple
locations within each park so that they are virtually the same place."
the industry is notorious for wanting space immediately, Mr. Williamson
says he thinks speedy construction and the ability to have custom-built
space will be attractive.
simply more big tenants out there," he says, "than there
is space to put them in."