Articles by Oscar Nunez

JDS Development Group Gets FAA Approval For 1,049-Foot Supertall ‘888’ In Brickell

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved and issued building permits to developer JDS Development Group (JDS) for 888, a 1,049-foot supertall mixed-use skyscraper planned for 888 Brickell Avenue in the heart of Miami’s Brickell financial district. Designed by Studio Sofield with ODP Architecture & Design as the architect of record, the 81-story tower is expected to yield 1,178,568 square feet of new space, including 259 residential units, 52,144 square feet of health/fitness, 38,727 square feet of food and beverage, and 273 parking spaces operated by a valet.

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‘Isle Of Venice Condos’ Proposed For 87 Isle Of Venice Drive In Fort Lauderdale

Fort Laudedale-based developer JDSFC Properties, LLC has requested Site Plan Level III approval from the Development Review Committee (DRC) for Isle of Venice Condos, a 5-story luxury multifamily complex proposed for 87 Isle of Venice Drive in Nurmi Isles, Fort Lauderdale. Designed by Adache Group Architects with Architectural Alliance Landscape as the landscape architect and GRAEF as the civil engineer, the approximately 65-foot-tall multifamily project would offer 8 spacious units averaging roughly 3,000 square feet and 18 parking spaces spread across 28,795 gross square feet. The DRC will consider plans for the project on December 13.

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Developer Proposes 48-Story Mixed-Use Tower At 109 NE 2nd Street In Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Chicago-based real estate developer Fifield Companies (Fifield) has filed plans for a 48-story mixed-use project at 109 Northeast 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Core. Designed by Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates Architects (CFE Architects) with landscape design by Rhett Roy Landscape Architecture and Kimley-Horn serving as the civil engineer, the 495-foot-tall structure is proposed to yield 400 residential units, 4,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and an 8-story garage with 514 parking spaces. Units would come in a mix of 37 studios, 179 one-bedroom, 182 two-bedroom, and 2 three-bedroom floor plans spanning 520 to  1,540 square feet with an average unit scope of 909 square feet. The Development Review Committee (DRC) of Fort Lauderdale will consider plans for the project on December 13.

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Developer Launches New Firm, Announces Construction For Indian Creek Residences and Yacht Club in Bay Harbor Islands

Veteran real estate executive Jonathan Landau recently announced the launch of his new venture, Landau Properties, a family-owned firm that will develop, acquire and operate properties in New York, South Florida, and Boston. Landau will be joined by his daughter and son-in-law, Yaeli and DC Lowinger, and the company will begin construction on its first residential development next year.

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Developer Files FAA Permits For 605-Foot-Tall Structure And 670-Foot-Tall Tower Crane In Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s new tallest building could soon join the existing crop of skyscrapers in the Downtown area. A November 30 filing with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a review is now in progress for 633 Southeast 3rd Avenue, a 47-story mixed-use high-rise building planned for a 1.7-acre assemblage located between Southeast 6th Court and Southeast 7th Street, in the Rio Vista neighborhood south of the New River. Designed by ODA New York, led by architect and owner Eran Chen, and developed by Brooklyn, NY-based real estate developer Dependable Equities, the proposed sculptural tower is planned to yield 1,099,811 square feet of space, including 830 residential units, 12,798 square feet of commercial space, and a 9-story parking garage for 951 vehicles integrated into the podium. Flynn Engineering is serving as the civil engineer, and Witkin Hults + Partners is the landscape architect. Approval from the FAA could make this building the next tallest building in Fort Lauderdale and the first to reach the 600-foot mark.

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