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meet increased demand.
is a unique environment that provides an ultimate convenience for the business
traveler, proximity to the beaches, resorts and
cruise terminals for the leisure traveler and
accomplishes this with world-class service and
With such a large local workforce thanks to the
heavy presence of high-tech industries, only
logical that real estate development would be
another boon to the Melbourne area. A. Duda
Sons Inc. has been a part of that growth for
90 years, partly through The Viera Company,
a family-owned diversified land company and
wholly owned DUDA subsidiary.
Perhaps the largest of The Viera
projects is Viera, Florida, a mixed-use masterplanned community (ranked one of the top 25
best-selling master-planned communities in
the country in 2015). At one-third of its planned
size, the community is currently home to just
over 10,000 units of residential housing (ranging
from apartments and single-family homes to active adult communities and multimillion-dollar
estate homes), A-rated schools, sports fields, a
hospital and medical offices and a wide array of
outdoor leisure activities, including The Avenue
Viera for shopping and family-fun destination
the Brevard Zoo (the land for which was donated
Through farming heritage, The Viera
Company has deep roots in the community.
Recently, the company started working with
the YMCA on a proposed Viera facility that will
benefit nearby schools and serve as a community gathering place.
really believe that the YMCA will be a
tremendous asset to the
body and says Scott Miller, vice president, sales and community management, for
The Viera Company.
Aside from the lifestyle Viera provides, it is
also a major player in the employment:
For every one housing unit, Viera has generated
an average of one job. nearly 10,000 jobs
among more than 300 businesses found within
the community to date. And like other Melbourne businesses, Viera is looking to a sustainable future, to the tune of an additional 20,000plus residential units, a 120-acre corporate park
and a new Viera Boulevard-1-95 interchange.
we are now is just the tip of the
says Todd J. Pokrywa, senior vice president, land use planning and development.
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