Two developers are spearheading an affordable housing venture in Broward County. The Urban League of Broward County and the Harris Chapel United Methodist Church want to move ahead with the Villages at Oakland Park, a mixed-use housing development on a 19.4-acre plot.
The parcel is presently under contract from Broward County Public Schools. Per the South Florida Business Journal, the project would entail 114 townhomes and 355 apartments. Residency would be reserved for those making 30 percent to 120 percent of the area median income (AMI).
Sources indicate that the AMI in Broward County is currently $82,100. Aside from the residential aspect, plans call for 821 parking spots housed inside a 34,429-square-foot parking garage. They also call for a 7,638-square-foot learning center, a church, a community facility, and a life enrichment center.
Atwell LLC is the site planner. South Florida-based Zyscovich Architects and Design2Form are listed as the architects. The tallest building in the Villages at Oakland Park will not exceed five stories.
Developers are seeking funding through donations, the private sector, conventional financing, and social impact funding. The Villages at Oakland Park could soon unfold at 2301 Northwest 26th Street, Oakland Park, FL, 33311, in Broward County. It would be west of I-95 and south of Paradise Island RV Resort.