Heading south along Oak Lane in Miami Lakes Business Park West, you’ll encounter an office for the Florida Lottery where folks redeem tickets worth $600 to just under $1 million; Sharp Electronics Corporation; a U.S. Probation & Parole Office and Floridian Clinical Research which conducts medical trials.
Among the blocks between Northwest 146th Street and Northwest 148th Street that stretch east to Northwest 77th Court is Miami Lakes Corporate Center, with medical, real estate and law offices as well as a satellite office for the Better Business Bureau.
At the Park West Professional Center, businesses include United Health Sleep Lab; Harrick Music, registered in state records to famed musician Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band; dentists’ offices and Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology of Miami.
Florida Lottery Communications Manager Meredyth Hope Norrman said in an email that the organization moved in 2014 to town from Doral.
“[Miami Lakes has] easier access for lottery players and winners,” Hope Norrman said of the district office that serves gamblers in Southern Florida.
On the west side of Oak Lane -- which becomes Commerce Way -- Holstein dairy cows graze where a senior housing and nursing facility is planned.
The Graham Companies developed the office park in the 1980s. The Miami Lakes Architecture and Control Committee for Commercial properties enforces protective covenants for the design and height of new buildings.
This article is the fourth in a series about this unique neighborhood, which The Miami Laker will continue to explore in future reports.