Huizenga Park

Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority Secures $8.75 Million Construction Loan From Synovus Bank For Transformation Of Huizenga Park

The Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has secured a $8.75 million construction loan to renovate Huizenga Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The DDA requested proposals seeking lenders to fund the Huizenga Park capital improvement project. After a thorough selection process, Synovus Bank was chosen as the best partner for financing the construction project, which is set to start in 2024.  

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Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority To Partner With City To Reimagine Huizenga Park Through A $5 Million City Contribution

The Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is pleased to announce the City of Fort Lauderdale’s commitment of  $5 million to the reimagining of Huizenga Park through a unanimous vote by the City Commission. These funds from the City of Fort Lauderdale, in addition to $950,000 recently committed by the State of Florida, will contribute towards the $15 million transformation of more than three acres of DDA and City-owned property into Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s signature gathering space. 

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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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