Think Fort Lauderdale is an endless land of suburban sprawl? Well, a neighborhood just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale, called Flagler Village, is becoming a dense, walkable, urban residential enclave with a mixture of midrise residential buildings and commercial amenities. This is the neighborhood that hosted Fort Lauderdale's first Build a Better Block, back in June. New retail, a supermarket, a pedestrian street, three new residential projects (including a mixed use development by the Related Group called, not coincidentally, Flagler Village), and a vocational college are adding density and a mixture of amenities. The planned Wave Streetcar line, which will extend through Flagler Village, will connect the area to the rest of Fort Lauderdale's urban core and the possibly even more distant spots. There's even talk of extending it as far as the airport and downtown Hollywood.
· Dreams of Walkable Residential Community Becoming Reality [dbr]
· Build a Better Block Predicts Future of Fort Lauderdale [New Times]
· Flagler Village [Related]
· The Wave Streetcar [Wave]