Baptist Health South Florida intends to construct a free-standing emergency room and medical office next to Pembroke Pines’ Shops at Pembroke Gardens.
On January 25, the city’s Planning & Zoning Board will take a look at changing the Edison Pembroke development plan. It is about the 37-acre area between Pembroke Road and Pines Boulevard on the east side of Interstate 75.
Situated just to the south of the popular outdoor shopping center, Duke Realty first approved the land’s use for four residential complexes back in 2007. Of those office buildings, two have been built, one by Atlanta-based TPA Group following its acquisition of the land. TPA Group was given permission in 2021 to convert one of the 7.6-acre office buildings into 350 apartments.
Pembroke 2 Owners LLC, an affiliate of the TPA Group, now wishes to replace plans for a third office building with a project that will house Baptist Health South Florida, a Miami-based organization. It would have a free-standing emergency department and 70,000 square feet of business space spread across three stories.
The project was designed by Miami-based MSA Architects.
The 350-unit apartment project, which is still in the planning stages, along with 125 hotel rooms and an extra 35,000 square feet of offices, would all be permitted to TPA Group.
This site is situated between Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar, two facilities run by Memorial Healthcare System. Baptist Health has been rapidly growing its outpatient, urgent care, and free-standing emergency department (ED) services in Broward despite not having a major hospital there.