Have you been keeping up-to-date with the new Marina Lofts project? Have you heard of the recent approval given by the Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning board? Below is a portion of the press release, with a link to the full article at the bottom. Let us know your thoughts on this project and its potential to bring in the newest generation of young professionals and culture, with the help of Asi Cymbal, renowned innovator and developer mastermind behind the Marina Lofts presentation that received an astounding unanimous vote approval.
Marina Lofts received a 9-0 approval from the Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning board just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th.
The Fort Lauderdale City Commission chamber was overflowing with supporters wearing green t-shirts and opponents wearing blue shirts. There were so many in attendance that the fire marshal ordered that some attendees in the back of the chambers leave.
Developer Asi Cymbal and his team gave a detailed one-hour presentation about the project. Before the vote, city staff basically said the nearly 1,000-unit rental project fit with desired development in the area.
A controversial plan to move a giant rain tree wasn’t within the purview of the P&Z board’s review, so opponents’ last-ditch efforts to stop the project will depend on the Fort Lauderdale City commission. So far, the commission appears to support the project.
Marina Lofts would be a major landmark on the south side of the New River west of Andrews Avenue next to the site of Related’s New River Yacht Club.
Cymbal said the project was a tremendous opportunity to help make Fort Lauderdale a world class city.
“We are not looking to create an average or ordinary community. We are looking to transform and transcend,” Cymbal said.
Source: www.marinaloftsfortlauderdale.com; Asi Cymbal; May 15, 2013.