Hines, Urban Street Development Celebrate Groundbreaking Of FAT Village In Flagler Village, Fort Lauderdale

FAT Village. Credit: Hines.

The FAT Village master plan, a collaborative effort between Hines and Urban Street Development, has broken ground, setting the stage for vertical growth within the 5.6-acre site at 501 North Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village neighborhood. This expansive urban redevelopment aims to transform the FAT Village district with an influx of new housing, retail options, dining venues, Class AA office spaces, and entertainment facilities. The initiative, designed by Chicago-based SCB with Nebraska-based DLR Group designing the office component, represents a significant milestone in the area’s evolution. Following the announcement of a $220 million construction loan, this groundbreaking event heralds a new chapter of investment, job creation, and community enrichment, positioning the neighborhood as a prime destination for businesses and residents.

The project will introduce nearly 200,000 square feet of sustainable Class AA office space within the T3 creative office building, alongside 850 residential units spread across three towers. In addition, a 1,200-car commercial parking structure will support the anticipated influx of visitors and professionals. More than 80,000 square feet dedicated to food, shopping, entertainment, art studios, and galleries are set to cultivate FAT Village as a vibrant hub for creatives to live, work, and engage in leisure activities. This development promises to revitalize the district and foster a dynamic, interconnected community where innovation and culture thrive.

Hines and Blanca Teams. Credit: World Red Eye.

“Our innovative approach to sustainable and tech-friendly office spaces is the first of its kind in Fort Lauderdale, and we’re excited to bring this to the FAT Village community,” said Alan Kennedy, Managing Director of Hines. “FAT Village will redefine what it means to live, work, and play in an urban environment, bringing together the best of modern technology, art, and entertainment truly innovatively.”

FAT Village Shovel Ceremony. Credit: World Red Eye.

“This is a big step in the evolution of Flagler Village.  The new FAT Village will deliver a sense of place for all residents and creative types with much-needed lifestyle retail in one convenient hub,” said Alan Hooper, Co-Founder and CEO of Urban Street Development (USD). “With our innovative blend of urban residential, creative office, local food and beverage, and artist workspaces, FAT Village will usher in a new era of modern spaces that will entertain our residents and visitors not only during monthly art walks which made FAT Village such a beloved part of the city, but every day of the week.”

FAT Village Shovel Ceremony. Credit: World Red Eye.

Tim Petrillo, co-founder of USD, is thrilled to see the project progress. “As a passionate supporter of the arts, it brings me great joy to witness the development of this project aimed at preserving and uplifting the art community. We seek not only to enhance the lives of those residing in the FAT Village but to also draw in art enthusiasts from all corners. Through our innovative approach to community building, we aim to create a thriving cultural hub that will inspire and set an example for mixed-use projects in Fort Lauderdale,” said Petrillo.

The team is committed to incorporating local culture and history, ensuring FAT Village remains integral to Fort Lauderdale. The project is expected to be completed in 2026.

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1 Comment on "Hines, Urban Street Development Celebrate Groundbreaking Of FAT Village In Flagler Village, Fort Lauderdale"

  1. So excited for this project. If it is executed well it will be a game changer for Flagler Village and the surrounding neighborhoods. It has so many components the neighborhood can use.

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