Bridge Point I-95 Recognized for Transformation of Former Cement Plant into Thriving Class-A Business Park; Brings 600+ New Jobs to Area
Bridge Development Partners was recently honored at the South Florida Business Journal’s Annual Structures Awards Ceremony, which honors the region’s top developers and standout projects. The company’s award-winning Bridge Point I-95 business park development project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla was named Best Commercial Real Estate Project of the Year.
Located immediately off Interstate-95, the former cement pipe manufacturing plant was transformed with the development of the 306,466-square-foot industrial park. The project has been a boon to the local economy, bringing 370 construction jobs, along with an additional 250 permanent jobs at full occupancy, and today is home to well-established brands including Floor & Décor, Broward Motorsports and U.S. Autoforce.
“We take tremendous pride in the world-class teams we assemble for each project, which is why we are so delighted to have Bridge Point I-95 recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Kevin Carroll, Partner, Southeast Region of Bridge Development Partners. “This project illustrates how we work together with local governments to transform underutilized, often nuisance properties into true community assets. We look forward to delivering more projects in the near future that will continue to enhance South Florida’s diverse landscape.”
Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Robert L. McKinzie was quoted at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in June of last year, “We congratulate Bridge Development for making a significant investment in our City, and for strengthening economic opportunities in Commission District III by bringing hundreds of jobs to our area and transforming an underutilized property into a beautiful new business park. When the project team presented this plan, I enthusiastically embraced it because we both recognized the tremendous potential of this site to attract major companies like Floor & Décor and other high-profile businesses. Moving forward, we expect this project to serve as a catalyst for more public and private investment in the City’s northwest community, stimulate economic growth, and enhance quality of life for our neighbors.”
Bridge Development Partners is recognized as one of South Florida’s most active industrial developers and is on track to deliver nearly 2 million square feet of Class-A industrial space in key South Florida distribution markets. Current projects include Bridge Point Commerce Center in Miami Gardens—the company’s largest South Florida project to date, which will encompass 2.1 million square-feet of class-A industrial space at full build out; Bridge Point Powerline Road—a modern +/- 467,832-square-foot industrial park in Pompano Beach; Bridge Point Riverbend, a world-class, 221,542-square-foot industrial building located at the intersection of I-95 and Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale; and Bridge Point FLL Logistics Center, a 173,129-square-foot, Class-A industrial park strategically located just north of Interstate 595 across from Fort Lauderdale International Airport with Port Everglades just to the east on Interstate 595. Since entering the South Florida market in 2010, Bridge Development has delivered more than 2 million square feet of Class-A industrial space.