Less than a month after finalizing its assemblage of a block-long stretch of property between Andrews Avenue and Northeast First Avenue, ArchCo Residential’s vision for the future of its 3.5-acre Flagler Village parcel is beginning to take shape. Photo is a rendering of the Flagler Village project.

The Atlanta developer has teamed up with New York’s Bluerock Real Estate — whose Florida holdings include Jacksonville’s Summit at Southpoint office complex and Brooklyn Riverside apartments — on a proposal for an 85-foot-tall multifamily mixed-use project stretching from Northeast Fifth Street to Sistrunk Boulevard. 

It was just four days after their final purchase that the developers submitted plans to Fort Lauderdale’s Development Review Committee.

With designs by Atlanta architects The Preston Partnership, the site plan calls for 385 residential units, ranging from one to three bedrooms, anchored by townhouses and 23,784 square feet of retail space.

The “wrap-style” building will feature a 227,341-square-foot parking structure nested within the northern portion of its volume, while a 9,798-square-foot inner courtyard on the southern end will be accessible by a 34-foot-wide breezeway. On the northern end, the developers also propose a dog park and an outdoor seating area.

All told, the property will include 878,555 square feet over its proposed seven stories, with 365,345 square feet dedicated to residences. That averages out to about 950 square feet per unit.

Amenities will include fitness and business centers, a community clubhouse and a resort-style pool. Sidewalks ranging from 12 feet to 16 feet in length and an urban plaza with landscaping and water features are aimed at facilitating pedestrian access for the shops below.

The project is nearby the proposed Wave streetcar station at Sistrunk and Andrews. The Wave, a 2.7-mile streetcar system planned to connect Flagler Village, the Downtown Core and the Southside and North Broward Hospital Districts south of the Tarpon River, is the brainchild of the city’s Downtown Development Agency. Slated for completion in 2021, it seeks to encourage pedestrian-friendly growth along Andrews Avenue in accordance with the city’s plan to transition from an auto-intensive to a multi-modal system of transit.

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