Flagler Village Continues to Expand
Flagler Village has fast become the downtown areas next hip and exciting destination. Offering a prime location close to Las Olas Blvd and a short drive to the beach the area is offering an environment that some are comparing to that of Wynwood.
Flagler Village was once home to many warehouses, car and marine repair shops and the like all placed in a neighborhood that was diminishing. Today, these blocks are now filled with tenants including a microbrewery, retro bars and illustrious buildings with murals not unlike that of Wynwood. Housing stock has also increased with roughly 1,400 new apartments with estimates of nearly 4,000 more to arrive within the next few years.
Local developer of Flagler Village, Charlie Ladd, has 3 projects in the neighborhood that are currently pending. They are two office and retail buildings that are pending permits as well as a third one consisting of a movie theater that sits on top of retail and restaurant spaces with a rooftop bar. This third project is slated to break ground this coming September.
A premier project in the area that is underway is known as Motif. This is a 7 story apartment building boasting 385 homes along with retail and restaurant spaces on the street level located at 500 N. Andrews Ave. A unique component of the project includes a walkway built for market stalls, outdoor restaurant seating and a public plaza courtyard area. Artists will be hired to provide their pieces throughout the building as well as the walkway areas. The first phase of the development is scheduled to complete in early 2020 with the second phase being done closer to mid year.
Other recent projects in the area include The Whitney Apartments (386 units), Pearl Flagler Village Apartments (331 units), One Flagler Village Apartments (292 units) and the Dalmar Hotel (323 rooms). There are currently permits pending for a 350 unit apartment building named “Modera 555 at Flagler Village.”
Slowly the empty lots and old warehouses are being converted into vibrant businesses and housing options as the exciting growth of the area continues.