Housing developers finally cross tracks to northwest Fort Lauderdale

Housing developers finally cross tracks to northwest Fort Lauderdale

Urban renewal is finally reaching neighborhoods west of the railroad tracks in Fort Lauderdale, as developers propose some of the first private housing complexes there. This week, Fort Lauderdale commissioners gave tentative approval to rezoning vacant land a block west of the tracks at Northwest Seventh Street, to allow development of a seven-story project called…

Alexan tower developer sues Fort Lauderdale after rejection

Alexan tower developer sues Fort Lauderdale after rejection

The developer of a rejected high-rise in downtown Fort Lauderdale sued the city this week, asking the courts to overturn the denial. Fort Lauderdale city commissioners rejected the 21-story, 181-unit Alexan-Tarpon River tower in August. The high-rise attracted controversy from residents around it, for its height and concerns about how traffic would reach the somewhat…

New activist group, ‘FLOPS!,’ targets Fort Lauderdale development

New activist group, ‘FLOPS!,’ targets Fort Lauderdale development

Buoyed by the success of public activism in killing the Wave streetcar, a new group is seeking reforms in how Fort Lauderdale handles new development. The organization, "FLOPS!" — for Fort Lauderdale On Public Safety — aims at Fort Lauderdale's public safety shortfalls when approving development. “The whole city is for it,” the group’s leader,…

City-county campus could be a potential ‘gateway’ for downtown Fort Lauderdale

City-county campus could be a potential ‘gateway’ for downtown Fort Lauderdale

A combined government campus that would serve both Broward County and the city of Fort Lauderdale is slowly gaining traction as a potential gateway for the burgeoning downtown area, officials say. Since early last year, county and city officials have discussed the development of a single complex that would house offices and meeting spaces for…

Sharon Day, U.S. envoy to Costa Rica, lists L’Hermitage penthouse in Fort Lauderdale for $5.225 million

Sharon Day, U.S. envoy to Costa Rica, lists L’Hermitage penthouse in Fort Lauderdale for $5.225 million

Sharon Day, the Republican Party activist who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica last year, has listed her 28th-floor penthouse at the oceanfront L’Hermitage in Fort Lauderdale for $5.225 million. Her diplomatic duties in San Jose largely drove her decision to sell the sprawling residence, which covers 6,627 square feet and boasts spectacular views…