One Seventeen To Be ‘One-Stop’ Facility
South Florida Hospital News | By: Lois Thomson
“People can go to eat and shop, and now they can add a third element – they can take care of their health care procedures.” Kenneth Weston, President of Kenneth Weston & Associates, Inc., was discussing a new trend that’s currently taking place in health care, and was referring in particular to the One Seventeen Professional Arts Center, a group of medical office condos located in the Town & Country retail center near Miami.
In talking about the project, Weston said his company was “retained to handle the medical condo, which is planned to be incorporated as part of the shopping center.” Weston’s firm has specialized in health care real estate and medical office condos for nearly 30 years. “Most patients prefer to have their physicians within five miles of their residence. Here, they’ll have the convenience of the shopping center and have four hospitals within a 15-minute ride.”
About the facility itself, Weston described it as being “comprised of two, 4 story towers totaling 133,000 sq.ft. The first building is 85 percent pre-sold, and the second building is being looked at by three individual buyers who would purchase the entire building.”
In summarizing, Weston said, “The proximity to residents in the nearby area is important – especially in a city like Miami, where traffic is key. The beauty of this is that the mall is less than seven miles from 750,000 people. It’s close to where they live, and they can accomplish everything.”