Plans have been submitted for 317 North Federal Highway, a pair of rental skyscrapers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Located between Northeast 3rd and Northeast 4th Streets across from The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale, the two towers are expected to rise approximately 498 feet tall and 45 stories, and 453 feet tall and 42 stories. The current site is occupied by an active Greyhound Bus station. Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. is the architect behind the design of the towers. Merrimac Ventures is the owner of the application.
New renderings reveal a multi-story podium featuring accents of light brown fiber-reinforced cladding panel systems, with larger rectangular volumes of dark grey perforated aluminum panels enclosing the multi-story parking garage, and grey stone cladding over the concrete substrates. The two towers are extremely similar in exterior aesthetic, featuring multiple outdoor terraces and balconies enclosed in aluminum-framed glass, vertical and horizontal lines of white stucco cladding along the CMU walls and perimeter columns, and laminated-tinted glass windows. The towers do differ in the placement of the sky lounges and design of the parapet. The mechanicals atop the East Tower are enclosed and clad in aluminum panels, giving the appearance of a crown with lighting.
With the anticipation of an influx of people moving to South Florida, the two-tower skyscraper will add 1,397,126 gross square feet of space in the following manner: the shorter West Tower will consist of 390 residential units in studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom layouts, each with private terraces; the taller East Tower will consist of 326 units in studio, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom layouts, all with private terraces as well. Both volumes rise out of an 8-story podium featuring 1,083 parking spaces across levels 2 through 8 (522 East Tower, 561 West Tower). 8,713 square feet will be dedicated to commercial spaces for shops and restaurants at the ground floor. The amenities area sits right above the podium, and features an outdoor pool and deck for the West Tower, vast amounts of seating, co-working centers, social, game and media rooms and fitness centers. The East Tower features a rooftop pool and deck with a sky lounge. Landscaping will be handled by Rhett Roy.
The Greyhound Bus Station will have to relocate, and the current building will need to be demolished to move forward with the plans.
Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc. is listed as the civil planning engineer. Developer Dev Motwani is the owner of Merrimac Ventures.
No date for ground-breaking or completion has been announced.