Bridge Point Commerce Center

Miami Gardens, FL

Quick Facts

96-acre former municipal landfill operated between 1949 through 1977

Remediation and containment of municipal solid waste and groundwater impacts

Leased property to American Bee Project during entitlements to help prevent collapsing bee colonies (Colony Collapse Disorder)


Land (acres)


Project Outcome

2.3 msf Class A warehouse park

Seller/Responsible Party

Florida Auto Auction / Town of Surfside

Historical Use

Sanitary landfill

Capital Partners

Real Capital Solutions / Bridge Industrial


Bridge Industrial


Under Construction


The Surfside Landfill was formerly operated by the Town of Surfside. The Town of Surfside utilized the landfill from 1949-1955, and then allowed other municipalities and the general public to use the landfill from 1955-1976. The landfill ceased operations in 1976 due to the prohibitive cost and scarce supply of cover material for the landfill.

Waste material included municipal solid waste, white goods, vehicle bodies, tires, wood, fabric, steel wire, plastic, glass, nylon, rags, telephone cables, rubber and copper cable mixed with sand and limerock. A gun range was also operated on a small portion of the site sometime before 1977, but the exact timeline is unknown. The primary environmental concerns are methane and ammonia which are typical by-products of landfills. The landfill is also being impacted by the upstream operating North Dade Landfill, which is contributing to ammonia and metals impacts in groundwater. The site is currently in a monitoring only regulatory phase for ammonia.

Development Plan

Bridge Point Commerce Center (BPCC) is a 187-acre former landfill redevelopment entitled for a 2.2M square foot Class A warehouse park. The park provides frontage on the Florida Turnpike and is equidistant from Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports while offering centralized and immediate access to all points in the South Florida MSA.

Viridian and Bridge Industrial jointly redeveloped the property. Phase I, which constitutes ½ the site and yields 1,100,00 square feet was completed by Bridge Industrial in 2021. Phase II, comprising the 96-acre Surfside Landfill, was a joint venture with Viridian and Bridge. Viridian and Bridge processed Phase II real estate and remedial entitlements for the development of a 1,240,000 square foot Class A warehouse park.

Challenges & Solutions

Viridian processed a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that focuses on consolidating and capping the landfill material on-site through vertical construction of the buildings, roadways, and parking areas, to achieve a No Further Action letter (NFA) with limited groundwater monitoring and cap maintenance.

The historic use of the property as a landfill created environmental conditions as well as geotechnical and site stabilization problems. Based on past experiences with complex geotechnical conditions, Viridian structured a site stabilization program that included deep dynamic compaction (DDC) to economically provide a structurally sound working platform supporting vertical development.

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