Articles by Oscar Nunez

FAA Approves 35-Story Residential Tower For 477 SW 1st Avenue In Fort Lauderdale

Permits have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for work on 477 Southwest 1st Avenue, a proposed 394-foot-tall residential building in Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale. Located within the Downtown Regional Activity Center between Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Flagler Avenue with Southwest 4th Court on the North and Southwest 5th Street on the South, the project is being developed by Ellis Diversified, Inc. (EDI), a Fort Lauderdale-based firm led by real estate developer Jim Ellis, who acquired the 1.54-acre development site in September 2015 for $5 million. The FAA determination was approved on January 31, 2022 and will expire on July 31, 2023, meaning construction could occur relatively soon. 

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New York-Based Developers Propose A 36-Story Residential Tower For 199 NW 5th Avenue In Fort Lauderdale

A pair of New York-based developers have filed plans with the Development Review Committee of the City of Fort Lauderdale seeking approvals for the construction of a new residential high rise building at 199 Northwest 5th Avenue. The building would rise 364-feet and span 36 stories, featuring designs by Fort Lauderdale-based Dorsky + Yue International Architecture and landscaping by Architectural Alliance Landscape. Station Village Development, LLC, a joint venture between Acquest Development (Acquest) of Williamsville, NY and Uniland Development Company (Uniland) of Amherst, NY, is listed as the owner of the application. Plans for the development include 432,800 square feet of new construction which would yield 400 residential units, 4,798 square feet of ground floor retail space and a parking structure for up to 550 vehicles.

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Exterior Work Nears Completion On 13495 Veterans Way In Lake Nona, Orlando

Construction is nearing completion on 13495 Veterans Way, a 5-story mixed-use building developed within the 100-acre Lake Nona Town Center master planned community in Lake Nona, Orlando. Designed by Washington, D.C.-based architecture firm CallisonRKTL and developed by the Tavistock Development Company, the building is comprised of 68,398 square feet of space including 63,540 square feet of boutique office spaces across the top four floors and nearly 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The glass-clad structure is located adjacent to Lake Nona’s Medical City, a globally-recognized cluster of health and life sciences institutions, and beside the Courtyard and Residence Inn duo-hotel by Marriot. Construction is scheduled to fully wrap up in the Spring of 2022.

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Revuelta-Designed La Baia, Bay Harbour Islands Sells 65% Of Residences In 120 Days

In less than 120 days since launching sales, 65% of residential inventory have gone into contract at La Baia, Bay Harbor Islands, an 8-story luxury boutique bay front condominium development slated for construction at 9201 East Bay Harbor Drive in the southeastern tip of Bay Harbor Islands. Designed by Luis Revuelta of Revuelta Architecture International and developed by the Continuum Company, led by visionary New York developer Ian Bruce Eichner, the project is situated along the intracoastal waterway and will contain 68 luxurious residences with 20-boat slips and over 30,000 square feet of resort-style amenities. Units will come in one- to four-bedrooms, ranging between 1,100 and 2,500 square feet and will feature well-appointed fixtures and finishes curated by New York-based Durukan Design.

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FAA Applications Filed For Two Towers At 1 Southside Park In Brickell, Miami

Applications have been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeking approvals for the construction of two towers at 1 Southside Park in Brickell, Miami. The buildings would rise 754-feet, or 766-feet above sea level, and 708-feet, or 720-feet above sea level, and would be located mainly along Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest 11th and 12th Streets near the western-most perimeters of the Brickell neighborhood. The project is being developed by New York City’s JDS Development Group and is designed by SHoP Architects, the duo behind Brooklyn’s first supertall – the 1,066-foot-tall The Brooklyn Tower, and the world’s most slender supertall skyscraper, the 1,428-foot-tall 111 West 57th Street. 1 Southside Park is projected to yield nearly 1,200 residential units, approximately 200,000 square feet of Class-A office space, 23,312 square feet of restaurant space, 1,417 square feet for a fast-food restaurant, a 189-room Treehouse Hotel operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, a 32,000-square-foot fire house and 1,000 parking spaces. 

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