Articles by Oscar Nunez

Lotus House Plans $20 Million Expansion With New 75,000-Square-Foot ‘Children’s Village’ Facility

Lotus House, a nonprofit shelter in Miami’s historic Overtown district, is growing its suite of supportive services with the creation of a “Children’s Village” designed by Behar Font & Partners that will feature deeper educational supports and programming for children and youth of all ages, community support facilities, therapeutic and social services, and a long awaited playground. The Children’s Village will also serve as home to other community-based nonprofits, offering an array of resources and programming for children and youth and their families in Overtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Catalfumo Companies To Launch Sales For ‘Landing At PGA Waterway’ In June 2022

Catalfumo Companies, Palm Beach’s largest privately-owned real estate development firm, is gearing up to launch sales for Landing at PGA Waterway in June 2022. Located directly on the pristine shoreline of the Intracoastal Waterway at PGA Boulevard and Ellison Wilson Road in Palm Beach Gardens, the marina-front residential community is designed by Spina O’Rourke + Partners and features an exclusive collection of 98 expansive three, four, and five-bedroom residences, within three picturesque, six-story residential buildings. Landing at PGA Waterway spans 11-acres of lushly landscaped waterfront offering sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway with direct waterway access to Lake Worth, Palm Beach Inlet and Jupiter Inlet.

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Shoma Group Acquires 2.5-Acre Site Near Coral Gables To Develop Two 18-Story Mixed-Use Towers Designed By MSA Architects

Miami-based developer Shoma Group (Shoma) has purchased a 2.5-acre site at 3650 Bird Road, currently home to Deel Volvo, near Coral Gables for $34 million. The property, bound by Douglas Road to the west and Metrorail’s elevated railway to the south, will be cleared to make way for  Shoma One, a two-towered 18-story mixed-use development designed by MSA Architects with 391-unit apartment community and a Shoma Bazaar food hall. The development is scheduled to break ground in January 2023 and is expected to be completed in 18-24 months with an estimated cost of $220 million to build.

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Madison Point Apartments Tops Out In Naranja, Miami-Dade County

Construction has topped off for Madison Point Apartments, a multi-building garden-style mixed-use development community under construction along South Dixie Highway intersecting with Henderson Street in Naranja, Miami-Dade County. Designed by Palenzuela & Hevia Design Group and developed by JQ Group, the development is comprised of four 4-story buildings containing 263 residential units and 14,355 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Davie-based ANF Group, Inc., the general contractor on the project, officially announced the topping out of the concrete structures, and is scheduled for completion towards the end of this year.

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Vasco Vieira-Designed AKAI Estates Slated To Offer 16 Luxury Single-Family Homes In Southwest Ranches, Florida

South Florida is currently experiencing a shift in demand for luxury real estate, where the most fortunate of buyers are drifting away from the coastal cities and opting for inland areas that can offer high caliber luxury single-family homes without sacrificing space or land. Developers Alex Yokana, Jairo Vela, Michael Sochaczevski, and Amos Sochaczevski understood the preferences of this niche of buyers very well, and set their eyes on a 44-acre swath of pristine land located at 4701 Akai Drive, just south of Griffin Road in the Tara subdivision of Southwest Ranches in Broward County. Construction is soon to begin on the lavish homes of AKAI Estates, a fully gated ultra-luxurious community comprised of only 16 residences featuring unique modern architectural designs by Portuguese architect Vasco Vieira with Jiro Yates as the architect of record, open floor plans of 7,000-12,000+ square feet, stunning finishes and attention to detail, and access to a variety of uncommonly upscale neighborhood amenities.

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