Merrimac Ventures, one of South Florida’s leading real estate development firms led by brothers Dev and Nitin Motwani, acquired a development assemblage near the Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station to build ArtsPark Lofts, a 30-story mixed-use multifamily and commercial development planned for 407 North Andrews Avenue in Flagler Village. Designed by FSMY Architects & Planners with landscape architecture and civil engineering by KEITH, the project comprises 396,757 square feet of space, including 289 residential units, 1,914 square feet of commercial space, and a 6-story parking garage for 359 vehicles. Merrimac paid $8.5 million for the 0.73-acre site that includes 421, 413, and 407 North Andrews Avenue.
Brooklyn-based New Leaf Development (New Leaf), led by developers John Russo and Joseph Scarpinito, has revealed plans for The Muse, a 30-story residential tower proposed to rise at 416 Northeast 1st Avenue in Flagler Village, Fort Lauderdale. Designed by New York-based INOA Architecture, led by founder and principal Murat Mutlu, with Pompano Beach-based R-Method as the architect of record, the 383-foot-tall structure would be constructed on a 19,125-square-foot assemblage located between Northeast 4th and 5th Streets with Northeast 1st Avenue on the west and Northeast 2nd Avenue on the east. Plans for The Muse include 112 residences paired with valet parking, an art gallery, and amenities atop a 4-story podium.
Another building exceeding the 500-foot mark has been proposed to rise in Fort Lauderdale. Dependable Equities, a Brooklyn, NY-based real estate developer, under the South of River Associates, LLC has filed plans for a second large scale mixed-use project in the city’s Downtown Core. Proposed to rise 563-feet, the sculptural 47-story structure would surpass the current tallest building, 100 Las Olas, and is one of the tallest amongst several other proposals over 500-feet, slated to yield 830 residential units, 12,798 square feet of commercial space and a 9-story parking garage for 951 vehicles integrated into the podium. The project’s design is led by Eran Chen of ODA New York with Flynn Engineering as the civil engineer and Witkin Hults + Partners as the landscape architect.
ANF Group, Inc., a full-service construction firm providing construction management, general contracting, development, and design-build services to the South Florida market, has placed the first concrete panel wall of the new Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) Training Facility located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The BSO Training Center is an 88,000 square foot design-build project dedicated to training law enforcement officers from across Broward County. The main entry for staff and visitors into the training center includes a 2-story memorial lobby that honors the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting.
Site plans have been filed for The Benjamin, a 30-story, tw0-tower mixed-use development proposed for 777 Southeast 3rd Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Designed by FSMY Architects + Planners for New York-Based developer The Benjamin Companies, the massive 1,170,112-square-foot superstructure would top off at approximately 341 feet and yield 542 residential units, 13,764 square feet of commercial space and 801 parking spaces. Architectural Alliance Landscape is serving as the landscape architect, Botel Thurlow Engineering is the civil engineer and Michael S. Wiener is the land use attorney. Fort Lauderdale’s Development Review Committee will consider plans for The Benjamin this upcoming Tuesday, August 23rd.