Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Broward Real Estate - Fort Lauderdale Condo Development Project Stunted
Fort Lauderdale Florida has become known as one of the most desirable cities to call home in the U.S., let alone south Florida. Known as the "Venice of Florida", Fort Lauderdale has a series of intricately placed canals that weave through the city, and provide lots of waterfront property. Fort Lauderdale has experienced exponential growth throughout the past century, and its downtown district is now choc full of night clubs, bars, restaurants, countless retail stores, and even an international airport. In the midst of all of this growth is the natural landscape of south Florida, including some protected plant species. Recently, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners had to defend a century old rain tree, which has been a protected flora since 1987. Positioned in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, this particular rain tree has managed to end up in the path of a massive new apartment complex project. After some debate, and question of possibly trying to relocate the old rain tree, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners favored (4-0) the tree remaining in its current position and protected. Unfortunately for the developers of this Fort Lauderdale apartment super complex, this requires the project to be scaled back by an entire subdivision and parking space. At least a part of Florida's natural beauty and history will stand closely by for the new residents of this Fort Lauderdale apartment complex to enjoy.