ShowBiz Cinemas entertainment complex:The entertainment complex, on the southwest corner of Krome Avenue and Mowry Drive, will have a 10-screen movie theater, a 14-lane bowling alley and an arcade. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
Homestead Station:The Homestead Station project includes the ShowBiz entertainment complex as well as a seven-story public parking garage with 30,500 square feet of retail and a transit center (not shown in rendering). The transit center will work much like a park-and-ride where drivers park and then hop on the public bus that travels the Miami-Dade Busway. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
Homestead Station:The Homestead Station is the second part of the downtown revitalization. The first part was the new City Hall, police station and Seminole Theatre renovation. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
City Hall:The new City Hall, 100 Civic Court, opened in March 2016. The $25.5 million construction cost was funded without any tax increases, according to the city. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
City Hall:The 70-foot tall City Hall houses the 225-seat council chamber as well as offices for city staff members from various departments. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
Police Headquarters:The 55,000-square-foot, three-story police station opened at 45 NW First Ave. in February 2017. It was built because the old police station had radon, mold, water damage, and the 1912 building wasn't meeting the needs of the Police Department. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
Seminole Theatre:The city renovated and re-opened the theater at 18 N. Krome Ave. Both the theater renovation and the new police station were funded by a voter-approved bond. In May 2014, city voters approved paying the $26 million cost for a new police station and the theater renovation as well as for a temporary facility for police while the new headquarters was under construction. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
More in the Pipeline:The city is envisioning other projects, including an about 550-foot high observation tower that would be a tourist attraction. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
Cybrary:The Cybrary would be an innovative, tech-focused library. This rendering shows a tree that would point patrons to different areas in the Cybrary. The city plans to hold a license to the Cybrary concept and profit from it long term as others use it. Credit: Contributed from city of Homestead.
Homestead, one of the southernmost cities in Miami-Dade County, has embarked on major projects in an effort to breathe life and economic revitalization in its historic downtown.
Already finished are the new City Hall and the new police headquarters. The city also renovated and re-opened the Seminole Theatre.
More work is in the pipeline, some of it coming from the private sector. For one, a new family entertainment complex is being developed privately and will be run by Texas-based chain of movie theaters and entertainment centers, ShowBiz Cinemas.
And that’s not all. The city also envisions a 550-foot high observation tower, expansion of Losner Park and an innovative, tech-focused library, or Cybrary.