The Southern Florida town of Dania Beach sees the redevelopment of a former industrial wasteland by Kimco Realty Corp(NYSE: KIM) as the key to raising its profile among its better-known neighbors.

“Kimco is creating the most exciting asset for Dania Beach, which we believe will help transform the city from a ‘pass-through’ city to a ‘destination’ location in South Florida,” says Dania Beach Mayor Tamara James of the changes coming to her city with the new Dania Pointe development. For years, much of the 102 acre-site along I-95 had sat idle, a hodgepodge of parcels and ownerships.