Plans Move Forward to Build Mixed-Use Development Near Brightline Station in Fort Lauderdale

Brightland FTL Owner, LLC is an affiliate of OceanLand Investments, Inc, a real estate investment firm.

Brightland FTL Owner, LLC, has recently revealed plans for a luxurious multifamily mixed-use development with 392 units. The development will be situated in downtown Fort Lauderdale, adjacent to the Brightline station. In March, OceanLand Investments acquired the 0.95-acre property for $13.2 million and now has the opportunity to undertake a Transit Oriented Development project that reflects their visionary approach to urban growth.

The future development at 105 NW 3rd Ave. can potentially advance the city’s development landscape. OceanLand’s strategic move to invest in downtown Fort Lauderdale highlights its commitment to identifying exceptional opportunities in the city’s heart. They aim to contribute to a vibrant ecosystem that fosters innovation, culture, and an enhanced quality of life for its residents.

“We are thrilled to announce our latest development and excited to bring this incredible project to market,” Jean Francois Roy says, founder and CEO of OceanLand. “The development will provide residents with unparalleled access to South Florida via the Brightline and continue to elevate Downtown Fort Lauderdale as one of South Florida’s most desirable destinations.”

The forthcoming development demonstrates OceanLand’s confidence in the city’s future and the crucial part that TOD will assume in the next growth phase. OceanLand intends to take advantage of the success of other development initiatives surrounding Brightline stations, such as those in Miami, as well as the extension to Orlando and the potential for future connections to Tampa and St. Petersburg by positioning the development adjacent to the busiest station in the Brightline portfolio.

The development was designed by FSMY Architects + Planners in collaboration with AM Studio, a South Florida design boutique. It will seamlessly blend in with the character of the surrounding area, particularly the Brightline station, and establish the tone for the forthcoming developments in the vicinity.

For more information, please visit Oceanland.com.

OceanLand’s portfolio of past projects consists of Class A multifamily and senior living projects across 26 properties and 4,000+ units. Notable projects include the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach, AquaBlu and Aquazul Condominiums.

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.