Miami Jewish Health has announced it will add 110 independent living apartments for low-income seniors at its 25-acre Douglas Gardens North community in Pembroke Pines.
“It always has been our goal to assist the elderly by providing affordable housing,” said president and CEO Jeffrey P. Freimark. “The next phase of the Douglas Gardens community in Broward County will help those in need to enjoy a quality standard of living.”
Miami Jewish Health obtained financing for the $36 million project at 709 SW 88th Ave. in a joint venture with Housing Trust Group in Coconut Grove. Amenities at the building, which is expected to open in 2019, will include a community room, private courtyard and gardens, and a computer lab.
This news follows a report from a year ago that the organization is working on a master plan for the next 30 years and beyond.
The City of Miami’s Urban Development Review Board in February, 2017 recommended approval of a sweeping master plan for the health service, along with Phase I, which will include construction of a cutting-edge memory care facility, Miami Today reported.
Empathicare Village would include a new 142,708-sq. ft., three-story facility and a 135,576-sq, ft. three-story parking garage accented by murals from local artists.
The review board’s unanimous recommendation for approval included two conditions: that the developer considers adding liner uses to the garage to help activate Northeast 53rd Street, and a final landscape plan must be brought back to the board for review.