Beach hotel leads Lauderdale Towers tour under review

A luxury beach hotel north of Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard and west of A1A is part of a new round of five projects being reviewed by the city this week. Others include residential towers in Harbor Beach and Flagler Village, a business hotel on Marina Mile, and a low-rise apartment complex in the Uptown section.

Here are snapshots of each based on applications filed with the city’s Development Review Board, which is due to review them on Tuesday:

The 18-story, 233-room hotel at 201 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard would rise 199 feet.

The project is part of the city’s “Planned Development District” which was established for the redevelopment of the area immediately north of Las Olas and between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

In 2018, landowners Lior Avido and Aiton “AJ” Yaari of TRD of Fort Lauderdale LLC pitched the idea for a much larger twin-tower hotel project. But that never materialized.

“The proposed hotel will provide alluring upscale amenities at the beach and significantly enhance the experience for pedestrians along [State Road] A1A,” according to the developers’ request currently before the review board. “The modern style of the proposal is expressed through elegant, angled balconies with glass railings and a faceted glass skin. The prismatic shape of the garage and tower facade is intended to express the dynamic and playful spirit of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The hotel would be set back from A1A, with its highest point on the west side of the property to keep shadows away from the beach. There would be 159 parking spaces and a pool deck.

Commercial buildings along A1A, including restaurants and retail stores, would remain standing for potential redevelopment. Current businesses include The Drunken Taco, Surfstyle surf shop and Cafe Ibiza.

The intention of the developers is “to renovate existing businesses and restaurants along the A1A”, according to the application.

Streetscapes would include “improved paving, artwork, seating, bicycle parking, lighting and landscaping for shade”. Pedestrians would have a thoroughfare to walk to the beach.

Soaring 240 feet and 22 stories, the multi-family building would be located on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway, slightly south of the resort town of Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale, which is itself the subject of an extensive redevelopment plan.

One on One Harbor Beach is said to be home to just 17 units, each occupying an entire level between the sixth and 22nd floors, depending on the app. The tower would have balconies on all sides.

“The architecture expresses lightness, transparency and brightness with a slender tower platform of only approximately 6,000 square feet and materials including stone-like veneer cladding, aluminum elements, glass and greenery,” the app reads. “Leveraging the site’s proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean, the ground floor is key. It is transparent with floor-to-ceiling windows to help create a more engaging pedestrian experience. »

“The architecturally articulated podium facade hides the 39-space parking lot,” the request states. “The [fifth] the level is enabled with an amenity terrace for residents. The plan also indicates that the development would be of a similar scale to existing and planned surrounding buildings.

Fort Lauderdale attorney Stephanie Toothaker, who represents the developer, did not return a message seeking comment.

Another luxury apartment skyscraper is on the Flagler Village Bridge as developers continue to see growing consumer demand for the booming residential section north of Fort Lauderdale’s central business district.

Flagler Sky View, designed by Mainstreet Capital Partners of Fort Lauderdale, would be a 355-foot, 30-story apartment building at 501 NE 4th St.

The site is not far from Ombelle, a two-tower project that would rise 493 feet and rival the tallest buildings in the city.

The Flagler Sky View would contain 270 studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments (some with dens), as well as a swimming pool, coworking spaces and parking for 322 vehicles, according to the application.

For years, Fort Lauderdale city planners have sought to inject residential options into the city’s Uptown section so that employees who work in nearby stores, restaurants and offices can live close to where they work.

So they carved out a specially zoned area dubbed the Urban Village of Uptown between I-95 along Cypress Creek Road and west to Powerline Road.

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The proposed 200-apartment, seven-story development at 6210-6220 North Andrews Ave., by The Meyers Group, would help achieve the city’s residential goal. There would be a mix of 102 one-bedroom units and 98 two-bedroom units, depending on demand. Some 24 units would be designated as affordable housing.

The project is proposed for vacant land at the northeast corner of Andrews and Cypress Creek, west of I-95 and east of the Tri-Rail/CSX crossing.

In addition to the apartments, there would be parking for 295 cars, a swimming pool and commercial space.

The developer, Meyers Group, has built a variety of apartment projects in South Florida, including Pompano Beach and Dania Pointe.

A 124-room IHG hotel would be located at 1515 SW 26th Street in a project being considered by P&S Hospitality Corp.

The 84-foot-tall, eight-story building would rise north of Marina Mile and east of I-95, according to the application.

A Skybridge hotel already operates on Griffin Road near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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