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6 months of construction on Hood Road starting soon

This rendering shows the proposed Trevi Isle development on Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Drivers will have to use two temporary lanes on the south side of Hood Road for six months while a contractor raises it by four feet for a new driveway to Trevi Isle. Rendering from Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens drivers can expect to slow down for the next six months when they’re using Hood Road just west of Florida’s Turnpike. RELATED: Kennedy Homes won’t need road to close in Gardens for townhouse project They’ll have to use two temporary lanes while contractors raise the road approaching the bridge, according to the city. The contractors will work 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the hours allowed by Palm Beach County ...

Fort Lauderdale’s Bahia Mar to undergo $7M in renovations: renderings

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach announced it will undergo $7 million in renovations to the hotel’s guest rooms, common areas and meeting spaces. The hotel, co-owned by Jimmy Tate, released renderings that reveal a redesign of the 296-room hotel. The main tower’s 181 rooms will feature a white and blue color scheme, with new custom carpeting, floor-to-ceilings headboards, new dressers, desks, light fixtures, draperies and appliances, according to a press release. In keeping with the hotel’s nautical theme, the hotel’s atrium will feature a $50,000 chandelier with sliver-flecked blue glass shards. Its ballroom will have a second sea life-inspired chandelier designed by ID & Design International, the architect behind the renovations. Bahia Mar’s corridors and 28,000 square feet of meeting space will have new carpeting, and ...

Downtown Fort Lauderdale and beaches transform from spring break mecca to luxury hot spot

Fort Lauderdale native Bob Swindell remembers the days when retailers and restaurant owners in downtown and the nearby beaches would shut down by 6 p.m. and stores would close up for the summer. “Things would get really quiet,” Swindell said. Photo is renderings of 100 Las Olas, the Four Seasons Residences Fort Lauderdale and Icon Las Olas. The only real action the neighborhood experienced was during Fort Lauderdale’s vaunted spring break era, from the late 1960s to early 1990s, when hordes of college students turned downtown and the beaches into party central. The negative publicity eventually led city leaders to curtail Fort Lauderdale’s image as the raunchy resort town for a more subdued reputation as Broward County’s corporate epicenter that counted a daily newspaper, the ...