Two striking towers center a proposed Flagler Village development that, if approved by the city, would be Fort Lauderdale’s tallest.
It’s still early in the city approval process for DNA, a project that would include residential, retail and commercial space near Andrews Avenue and NE Third and Fourth streets, a short walk from the Brightline station.
The project is being developed by BH3 Management. Initial plans call for 612 apartments and about 74,000 square feet of retail and commercial space at 300 and 330 N. Andrews Ave., Flagler Village. Miami-based architecture firm Sieger Suarez designed the project.
If approved as it is, the 500-foot project would just surpass 499-foot 100 Las Olas as the city’s tallest building. It was put before the city’s design review committee earlier this year. It has also been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval because of its proposed height.
In addition to the development’s height, the jutting, industrial lines of the towers would become one of the Fort Lauderdale skyline’s most pronounced features. According to design and development website floridayimby.com, the two towers “embrace elevations of exposed concrete with gray and dark gray-painted stucco and dark tinted black glass. Most residential balconies seen in the renderings are triangular in shape, arranged and layered in a staggered pattern due to the profile of the superstructures, featuring gray aluminum frames and gray-tinted glass.”
The development’s striking style is no accident, according to BH3’s founder and co-CEO Gregory Freedman.
“Our company ethos strives to incorporate, serve and enhance the visceral elements within the communities we develop, and this project speaks to that in every way,” Freedman says. “We are excited about the new name and what it represents, as well as the standout design of the project … DNA’s design is more modern and sleek to enhance the light and space in Flagler Village.”
The project would take up more than 2.5 acres – about half a city block. While the top would be made up of two towers – one 45 stories, one 40 – the bottom would be designed as a seven-story single structure with parking garage. Plans call for retail and dining, including large public-accessible indoor spaces.
BH3 says residential units will come in configurations between studio and three-bedroom. The south tower will contain more than 400 units, while the north tower will have just under 200. As both towers are planned to be the same height, floridayimby.com hypothesizes that the north tower will likely have residences for sale with larger sizes and higher ceilings, while the south tower could be a rental tower. A pair of pools, sports courts and climbing walls, fitness centers and spas are also part of the amenities called for in the plans.
The development is one of several projects BH3 is working on or has worked on in central Fort Lauderdale. The company, which moved its headquarters from Miami to Fort Lauderdale last year, developed luxury condo Icon Las Olas. They’re also behind two smaller industrial building redesigns, retail and office space Fabrik and the group’s first Flagler Village project, the buildings that now house places including axe-throwing bar Chops + Hops.