Fort Lauderdale

The Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority Reveals Plans For Reimagined Huizenga Plaza

The Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has selected Chicago-based Perkins&Will, a globally renowned architectural design firm, to redesign Huizenga Plaza, a 2.1-acre riverfront park addressed as 32 East Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Located beneath South Andrews Avenue and Southeast 1st Avenue, the park is a staple landmark of Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s urban core, with direct access to Riverwalk North and the New River. The DDA plans to have the park transformed in a way that will better connect with the needs of the city’s residents, workers and visitors, today and for future generations to come.

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Brightline Completes First Major Construction Zone For Orlando Extension

Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has completed its first major construction zone (Zone 2) on its 170-mile extension from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport (OIA). One of four zones along this extension, Zone 2 is a 3.5-mile-long section on Brightline’s corridor leading into OIA and represents one of the most complex and challenging areas for construction in the entire project. The Orlando extension is 70 percent complete and employs more than 1,300 daily construction workers and is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2022. The Middlesex Corporation, based in Orlando, served as the general contractor, and constructed the corridor over 33 months through the work of over 100 employees who logged more than 419,000 hours. 

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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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