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, the newly constructed Broward County Civil and Family Courthouse, a 714,000 square foot facility with 77 courtroom spaces and an adjacent 500-car garage, was rebuilt and reimagined for Broward County’s ever-growing population and their changing needs. The Broward Arts Foundations has raised $60 million to complete their capital campaign to renovate, renew, and revitalize the Broward Center, encompassing the community’s premier performing arts venues with more than 700 performances each year and over 700,000 patrons! The Flagler Village area has been modernized with over 42 new construction projects and development near the new Brightline Railway. The Brightline high-speed railway will take you from West Palm Beach to Miami in just 60 minutes, with it’s first 70 miles of track open, this $4 billion project will give service 170 miles up to Orlando when it is completed.
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.