Fort Lauderdale’s DRC to Consider Plans For 7-Story Residential Development ‘New Hope II’

New Hope II. Designed by Jarvis M. Wyandon. Courtesy of LandAmerica Development Corporation.

An application has been submitted to Fort Lauderdale’s Development Review Committee (DRC) for New Hope Rentals II, a 7-story residential development by LandAmerica Development Corporation under the New Hope Development Corp. The project, located on an 11,100-square-foot site at the northeast corner of NW 6th Street and NW 14th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale’s Durrs neighborhood, adjacent to New Hope Baptist Church, will consist of nine rental apartments and a 69-unit public parking garage. The apartments are designed as workforce housing, targeting rents up to 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Jarvis M. Wyandon, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, is the architect.

New Hope II. Designed by Jarvis M. Wyandon. Courtesy of LandAmerica Development Corporation.

The 7-story structure would rise to 65 feet, the maximum height permitted for the property. The development will be located at 0 NW 14th Avenue, but the address will be changed to 1325 NW 6th Street. The apartments will average 750 square feet and consist of one-bedroom, one-bathroom units, each featuring a kitchen, living room, dining area, and balcony.

New Hope II. Designed by Jarvis M. Wyandon. Courtesy of LandAmerica Development Corporation.

New Hope II. Designed by Jarvis M. Wyandon. Courtesy of LandAmerica Development Corporation.

New Hope II. Designed by Jarvis M. Wyandon. Courtesy of LandAmerica Development Corporation.

The lot for New Hope II has split zoning. The southern half is zoned under the NWRAC MUw zoning code, while the northern half is zoned RM-15, creating a non-conforming lot. An application to rezone the entire lot to the NWRAC MUw zoning code was submitted on May 15, 2024 to address this.

New Hope II is a part of a pair of residential projects from the developer, with the other being named New Hope I, planned across the street at 1316 NW 6th Street with 40 units. The names of the branding of the buildings likely stem from the name of the church.

Fort Lauderdale’s DRC will consider plans for New Hope II on July 9

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2 Comments on "Fort Lauderdale’s DRC to Consider Plans For 7-Story Residential Development ‘New Hope II’"

  1. What a disaster of a design. This design puts the UG in ugly. It is so poorly executed. The apartments on top look like barracks. The garage is way too big and exposed. There is so much parking in Fort Lauderdale already that this huge garage is not only a total eyesore but not needed. Let’s hope there is a major redesign. I would hate to live close to this monstrosity. I am sure the DRC will approve it with flying colors.

  2. Not only is this a terrible design and bad land use, it’s also terrible we are housing more cars than people at this site.

    A better design would be to hide the parking garage by building the housing around the street, up 7 stories, and put the garage behind the housing. This way you would get more units of housing than 9.

    Yes, this would have less spaces for parking but this would benefit the project by actually housing more people and focusing on people and community here.

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