Lennar Corp. has set in motion plans for constructing 255 single-family residences on a parcel of land previously used for agriculture in the southern region of Miami-Dade County. The company has taken the initial step by lodging a development application with the county’s Development Services Department for the 67-acre site situated at 19801 SW 177th Ave., which is in proximity to the Homestead Air Reserve Base. This application is presently in the process of being evaluated.
The residential project, named Redland Trace, is envisioned to encompass homes on parcels varying from 5,500 to 6,800 square feet. The design of the homes will feature two levels with a range of three to five bedrooms. Additionally, the plan includes the creation of a 2-acre passive park, open spaces, and a lake.
Currently, the land holds an agricultural zoning designation, but Lennar is advocating for a rezoning to facilitate residential construction. This tract lies within what is known as the Urban Expansion Area according to the county’s comprehensive plan, which permits a controlled degree of residential and commercial development.
This area is recognized as one of the limited regions in the county that still has substantial vacant land parcels suitable for the construction of single-family homes. Lennar has a history of initiating new housing projects in this part of Miami-Dade County, with the Silver Palms community being one of their recent developments.
The Redland Trace project has elicited a spectrum of responses from the community members. Some express apprehension regarding potential traffic and infrastructure strains, while others anticipate the economic benefits and the addition of new housing inventory.
Subject to the project’s approval, the groundbreaking for Redland Trace could be slated for the upcoming year.