A Site Plan Level III application has been submitted for De Parc, a 14-story mixed-use development project located at 901 East Sunrise Boulevard within the Lake Ridge neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale. The nearly 149-foot-tall project is designed by Built Form Architecture, with YH Consulting Engineering as the structural engineer, and developed by Urbano Co, led by Fort Lauderdale-based investor Felipe Yalale. The proposed development covers 2.29 gross acres (or 1.68 net acres) and is set to include 274 multi-family units comprising 141 studios, 85 one-bedroom units, and 48 two-bedroom units. Additionally, the project will feature 5,235 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a 4-story parking garage providing 369 spaces. SLS Consulting is listed as the project’s life safety and code consultant, KEITH as the landscape architect and civil engineer, and Luseo Engineering as the MEP engineer. Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG) is the owner’s representative.
The existing single-story commercial building on the property, which has long been operated as a Hertz Rent-A-Car, will be demolished to pave the way for this mixed-use concept.
A central element of the project is the innovative 4-story garage podium that provides 369 parking spaces and incorporates 7-liner-style residential units. The thoughtful integration of the parking structure adds to the development’s seamless and efficient use of space.
Adding to the allure of De Parc is its 5th-story amenity deck, offering residents a range of recreational and leisure facilities. The amenity deck is set to be a vibrant hub within the development, providing an inviting atmosphere for socializing and relaxation.
The De Parc project aligns with Broward County’s Land Use Plan, which designates it as “Commerce.” The development’s strategic location along the Sunrise Boulevard Corridor positions it as a key player in promoting the area’s growth and prosperity. Fronting the bustling Sunrise Blvd, a 120′ arterial road under FDOT jurisdiction, De Parc aims to become an integral part of the community fabric.
De Parc intends to take advantage of Broward County Land Use Plan Policy 2.16.4 by requesting bonus residential density. This will be achieved through a fee-in-lieu payment for the project’s affordable housing component. Following the specified unit formula calculation, De Parc will allocate six bonus units for every moderate-income unit, nine bonus units for every low-income unit, and nineteen bonus units for every one very-low-income unit.
Fort Lauderdale’s Development Review Committee will consider Urbano Co’s plans for De Parc on July 25, 2023.