Revised Plans For The Arcadian In Fort Lauderdale Seek Site Plan Amendment

The Arcadian. Credit: Behar Font & Partners.

A Site Plan Level II has been filed for review, seeking a site plan amendment with design deviation requests to increase the building floorplate and reduce tower stepbacks for The Arcadian, an 8-story mixed-use development set on a 3.35-acre site at 640 Northwest 7th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale’s Progresso Village neighborhood. This amendment aims to add 22 additional residential units to the project, bringing the total to 502 units. The developer also requests a height bonus incentive to increase the building height to 85 feet. The Development Review Committee (DRC) is scheduled to review this proposal today.

The Arcadian is designed by Behar Font & Partners with Witkin Hults + Partners as the landscape architect and is developed by a joint venture between Fuse Group and Boca Paila, an affiliate of Grupo Krea. The project initially featured 480 residential units, 15,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 584-space parking garage.

The revised plans propose the following changes to the project:

  • Residential Units: Increase from 480 to 502 units, including an additional 22 residential units, with 51 units designated as affordable housing.
  • Commercial Use: There would now be 3,840 square feet of retail space, 9,542 square feet of restaurant space, and 1,650 square feet of outdoor dining space. Initially, The project was approved for 7,735 square feet of retail and 7,500 square feet of restaurant space.
  • Parking Spaces: Increase from 584 to 629 spaces.

The site plan amendment seeks to optimize the building’s design by increasing the floorplate and reducing the tower stepbacks. These changes aim to enhance the building’s functionality and aesthetic appeal while accommodating additional residential units. The proposed height increase to 85 feet is a bonus incentive to maximize the site’s development potential.

The development aims to revitalize the Sistrunk District by providing quality affordable housing and promoting economic development. The project has received support from the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Area (NPF-CRA).

The Arcadian would include state-of-the-art amenities such as inner courtyards, a playground, an infinity pool, a fitness center, a business center, a movie studio, designer finishes, terraces, smart home features, and a clubhouse. The building will offer studios, one- and two-bedroom floor plans catering to various tenants’ needs and profiles.

The project broke ground recently following the securing of an $84.4 million loan, but it is unclear how this will change the construction timeline to completion.

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1 Comment on "Revised Plans For The Arcadian In Fort Lauderdale Seek Site Plan Amendment"

  1. I dont see any setbacks now. This is one hulk of a building pressed up along the street. I hope the changes requested improve the aesthetics and pedestrian experience and not make it worse, but I dont have too much faith in the review committee as they seem to rubber stamp all development whether the design is good or bad for the City. Fingers crossed. At least this is a much needed housing project for workers..

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