North Beach Village Tactical Revitalization Master Plan

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida | ongoing

Located on the north side of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the district comprises 18 blocks with about 200 apartment/hotels. It was platted and developed after WW II and exhibits a distinct postwar resort culture of two-story motels along broad avenues, bordered by abundant parking. After the 1980s the neighborhood declined, and recent development has emphasized mainly highrise oceanfront condominiums and hotels. 

Over the past 5 years the client has acquired numerous properties and is now the dominant property owner in the neighborhood. S+A worked with the client, the City and neighborhood groups to develop a vision for North Beach that spans from vision to project-specific works. The work began with documentation and analysis. What developed was a vision to transform the neighborhood through a mix of building conservation, environmental restoration and innovative new building additions. S+A’s proposed tactical interventions, in service of this mission, were meant to provide a roadmap toward future policy development and development strategies.


2014 AIA Florida Unbuilt Design Award

2013 AIA Miami Unbuilt Design Award


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