Avenues The World School aims to build Archbishop Curley Notre … – The Business Journals

A limited liability company connected to an international for-profit private school has submitted plans to build a new 717,350-square-foot school facility near Miami’s Little Haiti area that will include a dormitory.
Ave Fl I Operating, LLC wants to construct 11 buildings on the 15.7-acre site of the former Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School at 4949 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami.
The new campus would include pre-school, elementary, middle-school, and high school classrooms as well as a dormitory, according to an online staff report from the City of Miami’s Planning Department.
The City of Miami’s Planning Zoning & Appeals Board is scheduled to vote on the project Jan. 4.
Registered to Bob Fisher, a San Francisco philanthropist and member of a family that founded The Gap department store, Ave Fl I Operating LLC purchased Archbishop Curley for $60 million in November 2018.  It was later revealed that the LLC made the purchase on behalf of Avenues The World School, a private school network founded in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2012 that now has campuses in San Jose, Shenzhen, and São Paulo. Tuition for the Chelsea school’s 2022-2023 school year is $62,700.
The campus will accommodate 2,440 students, 230 teachers, and 146 administrative and clerical staff. The 180-unit dormitory will hold 288 students and 27 school staffers, the city report stated.
The pandemic supercharged the migration of wealthy individuals, business executives, and well-paid professionals to the South Florida region, real estate insiders have told the Business Journal. That migration, as well as South Florida’s business-friendly atmosphere, has encouraged new-to-market businesses to open branches in this region, too. In some cases, companies have even relocated their headquarters to the region.
Archbishop Curley and Notre Dame were two Miami Catholic private high schoolsfounded in 1953 and that later merged into a single school in 1981. Due to lower enrollment, the Archdiocese of Miami shut down Archbishop Curley Notre Dame and put the property on the market.
The site is adjacent to Miami Jewish Health Systems, a care facility for the elderly that is now adding the S. Donald Sussman Empathicare Village for dementia patients on campus. Its also next door to Design Place, a 515-unit apartment community, which may someday be redeveloped into a mixed-use project of up to 5.4 million square feet in size.
The Little Haiti-Little River region in Miami has also been seen by some real estate investors as fertile ground for redevelopment due to its relatively low land costs and proximity to Wynwood and the Upper Eastside.
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