Articles by Oscar Nunez

Brightline Celebrates Completion Of Construction For Orlando Expansion

Brightline, the premier provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity rail in the United States, recently marked a significant milestone with the completion of construction in Orlando. This achievement sets the stage for the highly anticipated service launch between Central and South Florida later this summer. To commemorate this achievement, a gathering of mayors from Brightline station cities and Brightline Orlando construction team members came together to discuss the profound transportation and economic impact this innovative rail service will bring to Florida.

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6-Story Mixed-Use Development Proposed For 545 Northwest 5th Avenue In Progresso Village, Fort Lauderdale

Earlier this month, Village of the Arts, Ltd., affiliated with Dania Beach-based MJDC, filed plans for Village of the Arts, a 6-story mixed-use project at 543 Northwest 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale’s Progresso Village neighborhood. Designed by Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates Architects with Architectural Alliance Landscape as the landscape architect and Botek Thurlow Engineering, Inc. as the civil engineer, the 65-foot-tall structure would comprise nearly 140,000 square feet of space, including 162 residential units, 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, and a 216-space parking garage. The filed plans for the project, initially scheduled for review on June 13, are currently being reviewed by Fort Lauderdale’s Design Review Committee.

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Demolition Complete For 32-Story Mixed-Use Tower At 225 S. Garland Avenue In Downtown Orlando

Demolition is now complete at 225 South Garland Avenue, clearing the way for an exciting 32-story mixed-use development in Downtown Orlando. Designed by Baker Barrios and developed by Lincoln Property Company, this structure, named The Edge, will stand tall at 400 feet and encompass 198,000 square feet of office space, 234 residential units, approximately 2,500 square feet of ground floor retail space, an integrated SunRail station, and a 10-story integrated parking garage. The project signifies the replacement of the former 23,273-square-foot The Ballroom at Church Street, which had occupied the site since 1994, and represents the second phase in the ongoing transformation of the Church Street Station superblock. Notably, the demolition process showcased a commendable commitment to sustainability, with most removed elements thoughtfully donated for reuse, highlighting the project’s dedication to elevated recycling practices.

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Developers Select Ortega Construction Company As General Contractor For 2200 Brickell, Set To Break Ground In Q4

Aria Development Group, Largo, and Place Projects have appointed Ortega Construction Company as the general contractor for 2200 Brickell, an upcoming residential development in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. With its exceptional industry reputation, Ortega Construction Company will spearhead constructing this five-story boutique project featuring 105 residences. Designed by Revuelta Architecture International with interiors envisioned by ODA, 2200 Brickell is poised to become a standout addition to the neighborhood’s thriving real estate landscape.

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