Southern Grove is one of Florida’s most unique job opportunity areas for large-scale manufacturing, logistics and retail development. It has the largest swath of development-ready vacant land in all South Florida that fronts over four miles of Interstate 95, with interchanges at both Tradition Parkway and Becker Road. Port St. Lucie has a talent-ready labor market with a central location between several major metro areas, including international airports located in Orlando and West Palm Beach. Village Parkway runs from Tradition Parkway at the north down to Becker Road at the south, offering four miles of completed water, wastewater, electric, gas and fiber infrastructure.
Southern Grove includes both the Tradition Center for Commerce and the Tradition Center for Innovation, home to Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Tradition Center for Commerce is a 1,175 acre part of the 8,200 acre community better known as 'Tradition'. It is an opportunity for development with the city of Port St. Lucie with over 10 million square feet of office, industrial, warehouse and retail space. Parcel sizes are flexible to allow for opportunity for large-footprint users. Potential development include manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, corporate office, medical office, research & development, retail, multi-family residential, hospitality and educational uses.
Port St. Lucie has continued to grow in recent years, recently surpassing a population of 200,000. This designation makes it the third most populous city in South Florida, as well as the third largest city in Florida, spanning over 120+/- square miles. In 2019, Port St. Lucie received the following notable rankings:
- 10/22/19: Ranked #10 - cheapest city where everyone wants to live right now by 24/7 Wall St.
- 10/11/19: Ranked #2 - safest city in FL with population over 50,000 by Home Security Advisor
- 10/07/19: Ranked in top 15 - Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to by Business Insider
- 09/09/19: Ranked in top 50 - safest cities to raise a child in America by Safewise
- 07/25/19: Featured in 11 - Best Places to Live in FL by Marketwatch
- 06/12/19: Ranked #5 - best place people are moving to by US News
- 01/31/19: Ranked in top 10 - cities where millennial are buying homes by Smart Asset
Contact for more information
Wesley McCurry, CRA Director
Southern Grove is a 3,605-acre Development of Regional Impact (DRI) south of Tradition Parkway. It is a part of an 8,200-acre region known to the public and marketed as “Tradition.”
The Southern Grove section is the land to the east and west of Village Parkway, south of Tradition Parkway and north of the Martin County line by Becker Road. This land is approved for a mix of uses, including research and development, industrial, commercial and multi-family residential units.
Southern Grove includes the Tradition Center for Innovation, which includes Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, Keiser University, the Florida Center for Biosciences and the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. Southern Grove also includes the developing Tradition Center for Commerce, which will be anchored by a new 411,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for City Electric Supply.
With high visibility and easy north-south access to Interstate 95, this land in Southern Grove – which is shovel-ready and entitled for commercial and industrial uses -- has long been envisioned as Port St. Lucie’s future jobs corridor and an integral part of the City’s long-term economic prosperity.
In fact, as far back as 2004, 1,321 acres of this area was designated as a jobs corridor/employment center in a report by the Urban Land Institute which analyzed the best uses for the land in this area. Because of the way Port St. Lucie was platted by its original developer, General Development Corp., there are no other similar vacant, large commercial and industrial parcels in Port St. Lucie – and all of South Florida. This jobs corridor has the potential to create more than 22,500 jobs including retail, office, hotel, warehousing, hospital and research and development.
Where is Southern Grove?
- ULI Advisory Services Panel Report
- 11/02/18: Special City Council Meeting
- 3/29/18: Special City Council Meeting Agenda
Southern Grove News
Every year since 1994, RCLCO has conducted a national survey identifying the top-selling master-planned communities (MPCs) through a rigorous search of high-performing communities in each state.
01/08/2020 8:44 AM
The City would like to incorporate feedback from residents, business owners and community members during the master plan process
12/18/2019 2:03 PM
The Port St. Lucie City Council unanimously approved a lease with purchase option agreement with Cleveland Clinic Florida to occupy the Florida Center for Bio-Sciences building in Tradition.
11/14/2019 10:02 AM
Tambone facilitates second sale to AHS Residential for development of Tradition Center for Commerce in PSL
Earlier this year, the City contracted with Tambone Companies as the master developer to market and expedite the sale and development of 84 acres of land within Tradition Center for Commerce with the goal of spearheading economic development in the area.
11/08/2019 11:37 AM
Tambone facilitates first sale to Brightwork Acquisitions for development of Tradition Center for Commerce in Port St. Lucie
PSL is one step closer to making The Tradition Center for Commerce a reality. Earlier this year, the City contracted with Tambone Companies as the master developer to market and expedite the sale and development of 84 acres of land within Tradition Center for Commerce...
10/08/2019 3:58 PM
The City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved moving ahead with a proposal from world-renowned Cleveland Clinic to establish a biomedical translational research institute in the City’s Florida Center for Bio-Sciences property.
05/29/2019 2:30 PM
City Council to consider proposals regarding Florida Center for Bio-Sciences building at meeting tonight
The City Council tonight will consider two separate offers relating to the Florida Center for Bio-Sciences property in the Tradition Center for Innovation. City staff will recommend the Council authorize negotiations for an agreement with Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.
05/28/2019 10:56 AM
The City Council this week offered its support for Florida International University’s planned acquisition of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.
05/15/2019 2:58 PM
The Mayor and City Council members applaud today’s decision by the St. Lucie County School Board to unanimously support Somerset Academy’s charter school application to establish a new career technical academy on city-owned land.
04/30/2019 4:59 PM
Ophthalmic surgical instrument maker OCULUS Surgical, Inc. held an expansion announcement ceremony on February 7 on the future site of the company’s planned $7 million, 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tradition Center for Commerce.
02/08/2019 11:23 AM