Fort Lauderdale’s local government is committed to making the downtown central business district a world-class live-work-play city. With new residential projects and a growing downtown population, the city is on the cusp of a renaissance. Various public and private projects are focused on modernizing the city’s transportation network, providing new government buildings, and improving the arts scene.
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport, which serves the needs of 27 million annual passengers, completed a major expansion of its runway in 2014 and will continue to modernize the terminals and add gates for international and domestic destinations. Also under construction is the new Broward County Courthouse, a $270 million, 714,000 square foot facility and an adjacent 1,000-car garage. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts received $44 million for expansion and renovation, while the Flagler Village area has become a hip, cultural center. Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station is under construction and will help foster transportation and increased tourism between Miami and Orlando. Fort Lauderdale will also install The Wave, a 2.7 mile environmentally-friendly public streetcar system that will provide greater connectivity within and outside the central business district.
Essentially, Fort Lauderdale is positioning itself to be a fully integrated city of the future. And to make sure that Las Olas Boulevard is the go-to destination, The Las Olas Company will continue to make renovations and expansions on multiple properties every year to ensure that the Boulevard’s appearance and appeal matches our best-in-class retail, office, hospitality and dining assets.