Downtown Davie In The Middle Of A Housing Boom

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With five projects either on the drawing board or in the final construction phase, Davie is in the middle of a housing boom.

“We’re on the right path,” said Phillip R. Holste, Davie’s assistant town administrator and interim director of the Community Redevelopment Agency. “If you look at the downtown, we haven’t seen redevelopment like this in decades. It’s exciting to see the vision that’s been developed actually come to fruition.”

Zona Village rendering

Zona Village, a mixed-use project at the site of a former Winn-Dixie supermarket on the northeast corner of Davie Road and Southwest 39th Street, has been approved and could begin construction by year’s end, according to its developer. The project calls for 209 garden apartments and 31,000 square feet of commercial use including restaurants, shops and office space.

The four story-apartment complex will have 113 studios, 74 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom units. Amenities will include a clubhouse, swimming pool and activity deck above the parking garage.

“Zona Village is a true lifestyle development,” said Jeremy Bedzow, founder and managing principal of the developer Ceiba Groupe. “This new project will attract all sorts of students and young professionals to a development that’s perfect for an up-and-coming new downtown.”

Downtown Davie is a project under construction that calls for 855 upscale dorm rooms spread among five, four-story buildings and one, five-story tower. It will have about 30,000 square feet of shops, cafes and offices on the ground floors. The project, to accommodate college students, especially those from Nova Southeastern University, will be the town’s first mixed-use project.

Three “Main Street” developments have been either proposed or approved, with a “goal of creating a vibrant, walkable, Western-themed Downtown area,” according to city documents. All of these new developments will have retail space on the ground floor.

Main Street Courts, at 4216 Davie Road, could have one, four-story building with 30 garden apartments. The developer is expected to apply for building permits, Holste said.

Main Street Lofts, at Southwest 41st Street, will have 45 rental apartments in a four-story, mixed-use building. Construction is expected to start this month and be completed by the end of 2019, according to a spokesperson for the developer, Azur Equities.

Main Street Place, at 4260 Davie Road, is expected to have 36 units and construction will begin in about three months, according to a spokesperson for the developer.

The Main Street buildings will be “a modern interpretation of Old West-style architecture,” according to city documents. It will feature decorative wood railings, lantern-style light fixtures and wood knee brackets in the earth-tone colors of beige and brown.

Separate from the five housing projects, there’s more construction coming to the downtown area: Promenade at Davie is being proposed as a three-story building of restaurants, retail and office space.

“The project, at 3901 Davie Road, has been submitted to Town Hall,” Holste said, “but it has not yet been heard by any town boards. It would be across from Zona Village. The CRA has seen small projects here and there, but it’s the first time you’ve seen concerted development in the downtown Davie corridor. It’s exciting to see that occur when you have five projects of this significance on a parallel track.”

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