Low-income AIDS Healthcare Tower In Fort Lauderdale Reduced To 500 Apartments

Jun 12, 2019

A controversial apartment tower proposed in downtown Fort Lauderdale has been revised in response to opposition, but still offers hundreds of small studios for people with low incomes.

Though downtown Fort Lauderdale has been growing in recent years with a high-rise building boom, the proposal submitted last year for a tower at 700 SE Fourth Ave. hit strong resistance. A majority on the City Commission said they didn’t support the project, mainly because it was too dense. The project also had opponents in the community, including across U.S. 1 in Rio Vista.

Now, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS medical provider, has reduced its proposal from 680 apartments to 500, in a 15-story tower, a new site plan submitted to the city shows, as reported by the Sun Sentinel. The previous 345,000-square-foot tower was winnowed to 277,282 square feet.