The owner of the Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach wants to demolish the building and sell the property to an industrial developer.
The city’s Development Review Committee on March 16 will consider land use amendment and rezoning applications for the 23.8-acre site at 2900 W. Sample Road. It’s owned by Festival Real Estate LLC, an affiliate of North Miami-based IMC Equity Group, but the application says it’s under contract to Atlanta-based industrial giant IDI Logistics.
The property currently has a 382,000-square-foot commercial flea market, which was built in 1986 and is used by multiple small vendors. It’s near a Florida’s Turnpike exit. The flea market would be replaced with about 773,000 square feet of industrial space. The developer has yet to submit a detailed site plan.
IMC Equity Group acquired the property for $56 million in 2018 and initially spoke about revitalizing the flea market. In November 2021, it sold a parking lot south of the flea market to an industrial developer after it was approved for warehouses.