Our Neighborhoods: Miami Lakes Business Park West, fifth in a series

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, March 18, 2022

     Where southbound Oak Lane becomes Commerce Way in Miami Lakes Business Park West, a variety of companies are headquartered. 

     The first stretch of buildings on the west side of Commerce Way includes Gator Investments which manages commercial and residential properties throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; Antigua College International; a dialysis center; pediatric offices and Diamond Health medical center

      There is also the Senate Square Building that has Xact Data Discovery, a data management company as a tenant. 

     Other tenants include three insurance agencies and two law offices; PLR Transport Inc., a trucking company; Doosan heavy equipment manufacturer; a payroll service company and Coast 2 Coast Lenders, a mortgage lender for federal employees. 

    The Senate Square Building is owned by The Graham Companies which 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.    

     The west side of Commerce Way has cow pastures belonging to The Graham Companies and are slated for development.

     Northwest 78th Avenue and NW 77th Court are dense with companies and will be explored in the next report.

     This section of the neighborhood between Northwest 146th Street and Northwest 80th Avenue has clinical researchers Segal Trials; American Bancshares’ corporate headquarters and 

Carbon Fiber Music, a studio that produces records for Reggaeton artists from Puerto Rico; Panama; Cuba; Miami and Honduras. 

     Nursing school Antigua College International is on the second floor of a large office building. 

     “Miami Lakes has been an excellent choice for our students and staff,” Chief Executive Officer Diony Antigua said about the school’s move four years ago from Doral.

      Antigua said the central location made it easy for his employees and students who commute on nearby Interstate 75 and the Palmetto Expressway. 

     “We have many people from here in Miami Lakes,” Antigua said. “Everyone else is the same distance north and south.”

      Neighboring park businesses also provide internship opportunities for aspiring nurses. 

     “We have agreements with them to allow our students to practice,” Antigua said of arrangements he hopes to expand with other health care providers in the park. 

      Additional medical offices are for children; heart patients; elders and medical trials. 

     “Miami Lakes has been a good choice for us,” Antigua said.   

     This article is the fifth in a series about this unique neighborhood, which The Miami Laker will continue to explore in future reports.

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