Fort Lauderdale, Florida – On March 15, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted building permits for a striking new addition to Fort Lauderdale’s skyline: the 11 Andrews tower.
This mixed-use development will soar to a height of 496 feet above the ground, or 499 feet above sea level. Designed by the talented team at CUBE 3, with landscape architecture by Witkin Hults + Partners, and developed by Bachow Ventures, managed by Noah Bachow, 11 Andrews will encompass a whopping 732,500 square feet of space, including 425 luxurious residential units, 7,400 square feet of commercial space, and 425 parking spaces.
The building’s unique location on the southwest corner of Northwest 1st Street and North Andrews Avenue, bordering Broward Boulevard to the south, puts it in the heart of Downtown Core and just a block away from the Brightline train station. And it’s not just the prime location that makes 11 Andrews so special: the tower’s design is truly one-of-a-kind.
Boasting a unique architectural language that grounds the structure, the tower features vertical stucco elements that extend up to the 31st floor on the west facade and the 27th floor on the east. These gradually transition into diagonal stucco elements that thin as they approach the tower’s peak, reminiscent of a boat’s sail. This design creates a striking visual interest and pays homage to Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as the boating capital of the world.
The tower’s ground floor will boast double-height ceilings that measure up to 20 feet and feature extensive glazing in areas with active ground floor uses. The parking garage will be incorporated into a 9-story podium, screened with precast panels, smooth stucco finish, and aluminum wood-look cladding with integrated lighting. Most of the residential units will face east and west, taking advantage of natural sunlight throughout the day. They will range in size from 488-square-foot studios to 1,178-square-foot two-bedroom apartments. And the amenities! A fitness center, dog park, spa, coworking space, and a rooftop pool and lounge will make this one of the most coveted addresses in Fort Lauderdale.
The property, which previously housed a Goodyear Auto Service building, sits on a 0.6-acre site that is slated for demolition. And with the FAA building permits set to expire on September 15, 2024, anticipation is high for construction to commence on this impressive new development later this year.