Downtown Doral, a 250-acre dynamic city center, has grown to become a most sought-after community and destination in South Florida, having once been no more than a government office park. Elating the glamour and delight that Miami is so well known for, while upholding an unmatched family living experience – this has been the vision and motivation for Mr. Armando Codina and partners for many years.
Now complete with luxury residences, Main Street’s trendy shops and restaurants, a bustling business park, two beautiful schools, as well as thoughtfully designed and expansive green spaces, Downtown Doral offers the pulse of city life along with the comfort of simple pleasures.
CC Homes – a partnership between veteran homebuilder Mr. Jim Carr and Codina – first built a boutique collection of townhomes near Main Street in 2013. Having seen the demand and how many people wished to raise their families in the neighborhood, it was clear to Carr and Codina that purchasing the adjacent property, formerly known as the “White Course” in the neighboring golf resort, would be a remarkable expansion to an already thriving community.
75 Years of Experience
CANARIAS at Downtown Doral benefits from the superb location of Downtown Doral just minutes from Miami International Airport, Brickell and Coral Gables. With urban land for new construction scarce, it’s no wonder when the team closed on the property in 2016, the press buzzed that this was possibly the largest land deal in Miami-Dade history.
It was important to Carr and Codina that the homes at Canarias be inspired and exceptional. CC Homes and its architects focused discernably on delivering what homebuyers look for in terms of design and modernism curating an array of new homes for sale in a variety of styles and sizes. Whether an empty-nester from the Northeast seeking a place to retire vibrantly, a family outgrowing their condo or current home, or a multi-generation household with in-laws in residence, there truly is something for everyone in the community.
With a climate so coveted, it would be sinful for the neighborhood not to offer areas for residents to expand beyond their yards, thus the team at CC Homes engaged a leading land planning firm that put forth the concept of new urbanism- an approach based on creating walkable streets with shopping and public spaces all in close proximity to the homes.
As one drives, walks or bikes through Downtown Doral and CANARIAS, they will also notice numerous sculptures, two of which are designed by acclaimed artist John Henry and another by esteemed artist Michele Oka Doner.
Codina Partners commitment to delivering an unparalleled living experience in Doral is ongoing with a packed calendar of events for residents of all ages bringing neighbors together for a wealth of activities centered on wellness, learning and culture.
The Principals of CC Homes
Armando Codina is Executive Chairman of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. After decades serving as Chairman and CEO of Codina Group and after merger Chairman of Flagler, Mr. Codina formed Codina Partners in 2009. Through this entity and its affiliates he is engaged in multiple real estate development activities, including the firm’s over one billion dollar investment in Downtown Doral.
In addition, Mr. Codina serves on a number of professional, civic, and educational organizations, including Vice Chairman of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts/YOUNG ARTS, Board of Trustees member of the Urban Institute, Chair of the Town Square Neighborhood Development Corp, Chairman Emeritus of Florida International University; co-founder Community Partnership for the Homeless; and a member of the Florida Council of 100, among others.
In 1976, James Carr founded Westbrooke Communities, Inc., a land development and residential home building company which quickly catapulted into the ranks of the state’s largest and most respected builders, with more than 15,000 homes constructed throughout South Florida.
Mr. Carr is the Chairman of the board for Baptist Health South Florida. Mr. Carr has also served on the Board of Directors of three public corporations: Newmark Homes Corp, LNR Properties and Great Florida Bank. Mr. Carr is past President of the Builders Association of South Florida (1986) and a recipient of numerous industry-related awards.
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