FAA Approves Related Group’s RD Las Olas To Become Fort Lauderdale’s Second Tallest

Fort Lauderdale’s second tallest building has just received FAA height approval.

RD East Las Olas, LLC, an affiliate of Miami’s Related Group, was granted approval by the FAA to build up to 494 feet above ground, or 499 feet above sea level.

The 47-story tower was approved by Fort Lauderdale city officials in 2019 for the 499-foot height, according to the Sun Sentinel.

RD Las Olas will include 311 apartments and ground floor retail at 201 S. Federal Highway.

City records show that a building permit is now in progress.

The tallest building in Fort Lauderdale is the 46-story 100 Las Olas, which topped off in 2019 at 499 feet above ground.

The FAA had approved 100 Las Olas for a height of 515 feet above ground, or 519 feet above sea level. The extra height clearance was used for a lightning rod.

John Moriarty is the contractor, according to the construction permit.

Cohen Freedman Encinosa is the architect.

 

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Fernando
4 months ago

It is all metropolitan Miami.
The next Miami is doing a good job reporting on the area.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Exactly! Laudy is part of the major Miami metro

Anonymous
4 months ago

And the good thing, you don’t see cubans with trump flags in their cars around the city.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Does that trigger you, pajama boy? I’ve got news for you. Like your communist pedo-enabling VP said about Antifa, “they’re not gonna stop!”

Anonymous
4 months ago

Broward county people are always bashing miami

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ha!.. some people in Miami feelings are so easy to hurt.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I can hear grinding teeth from people in Miami who hate it when TNM present news from Broward or Fort Lauderdale.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It just makes no sense. Then this site should be renamed The Next Florida or something.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It literally doesnt matter, if you care so much move to another site

Anonymous
4 months ago

In addition to Las Olas already being built up, I am surprised how fast SE 2ND Street is growing. In addition to RD Las Olas hopefully breaking group soon, The Next Las Olas tower is almost topped off, Greenwise Publix part of the Main Las Olas opens on February 4, Fairfield Residential is planning an 11 story apartment building attached to the One Financial Plaza, Society Tower II may come soon. Also, County in the future may consider tearing down the parking garage next to library for more development. Plans are still in the work fort possibly moving Broward County Commission into a Zyscovich Architects designed 29 story and 13 story new county commission building over the bus depot next to Brightline (new bus depot would be built as well), meaning potentially another new development opportunity as well. Exciting change coming to SE 2ND street

Anonymous G
4 months ago

Very sick. Exciting times for Fort Lauderdale

Anonymous G
4 months ago

The Next Las Olas tower I think you are refering to Eden Las Olas thats next to Greenwise. Its gone up fast because the shell contractor is using tunnel forms which makes going up faster.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I go to ft Lauderdale for glitch bar and their art walk in the mass distract and must say they have a massive building boom up there and those new apartments all look beautiful.

Madonna
4 months ago

Awesome! Will be nice to emerge to right out of the US-1 tunnel 🙂

Anonymous
4 months ago

Build higher!!! End the height limit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Should be tallest in ft Lauderdale don’t let the FAA control your property

Anonymous
4 months ago

For real. Why we letting FAA be the one who has the final say

BDub
4 months ago

So planes don’t crash into buildings.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I thought that that was dependent on these airlines maintence crews?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Saw over the weekend that Related also updated their signage on the fence they have around the site, and that there appeared to be minor movement in the site (their were two piles of dirt visible from the sidewalk along the Federal Exit). Good addition to downtown FTL

Anonymous G
4 months ago

Really? I’m going to have to check that out thanks!

Anonymous G
4 months ago

Drop dead gorgeous!!! This is what Fort Lauderdale needs! Can’t wait to see the outcome of this! I hope ground breaking will start soon. I drive by this site everyday!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I love Miami

Anonymous
4 months ago

If you want Miami perks then you have to deal with it. It’s called the Miami Metropolitan Area not Ft Lauderdale. We are the 7th Largest Metro Area and only 100,000 people from being the 6th Largest Metro Area in the entire US. People it’s just news. If you read the company that’s building the building is out of Miami.

Michael
4 months ago

I thought the crocker tower that is now going up was suppose to be the tallest in ftl.

Michael
4 months ago

Ftl needs a signature building. They all look alike…..

Tom
4 days ago

Any urban growth is important!!! Worst thing for American is urban sprawl because it destroys our nature…urban growth saves it……go up not out…. thank you urban developers.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Maybe all you Miami-centric brainlets could take notes from Fort Laurderdale, because Flagler Village up the road from this site is how you redevelop a neighborhood like the Arts & Entertainment District, not a bunch of mediocre Melo boxes on parking pedestals.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Again, we have someone picking on The Melo Group.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Flagler Village, sounds pretty quaint. Melo unfortunately doesn’t build in hamlets but rather focus in on major urban cores like downtown Miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s a name, smartass.

CEC
4 months ago

Who gives a tinker’s damn about what’s going on in Ft. Lauderdale. Tell us what’s going on in Zanzibar.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Let’s stick to Miami news

Anonymous
4 months ago

No lets expand to other regions, more diversity

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s called The Next MIAMI

Anonymous
4 months ago

So. No fort lauderdale? Hmm. Sounds like bs

Anonymous
4 months ago

TNM The Next door to Miami

Anonymous
4 months ago

It is the NEXT MIAMI… Otherwise it would just be called ‘MIAMI’.
(Those in Miami need to know what is happening next door so they can see how it affects Miami and people there.
25 new highrises will make a huge difference in what is being built or considered being built in Miami. Especially if investors start seeing a trend where cheaper property in FT L.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree. We only have 4 pieces of news per day four times a week. Let’s narrow it to things in Dade County.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They should create a new The Next Broward or The Next Ft. Lauderdale.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The news on this site have been speculations and kind of “empty” lately. Perhaps that’s why they include other places. Maybe Miami doesn’t have so many things happening these days.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Id rather get an update on a high rise in ft Lauderdale than another update on brightline not ready to resume service or that Miami luxury car dealerships are seeing an increase in demand

Anonymous
4 months ago

A good brightline update that the TNM hasn’t reported on is that Birghtline/Virgin trains broke ground on the port Miami station this past week. Pretty good news once service resumes and the Orlando connection is completed.

Anonymous
4 months ago

*I Meant to say Virgin Voyages not trains

Anonymous
4 months ago

then you will have only 4 pieces every week vs every day.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Another article wasted on Broward stuff…

Anonymous
4 months ago

What.. you don’t think people in Broward county read The Next Miami?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes and they read it to know what’s happening in Miami! We have people from all over the country reading TNM so should we include news about NYC or LA? We get 4 articles a day only so it makes no sense to post them about other cities. If this site were posting a ton of news then I’d agree but until then, stick to Miami.

Madonna
4 months ago

Make your own City of Miami Blog

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Yes and they read it to know what’s happening in Miami!”

So, in your opinion, the people in Broward County, which is basically right up the street, don’t mind reading TNM internet site when it comes to what’s happening in Miami but people like you in Miami are too smug and arrogant to read the same TNM internet site about what’s happening in Broward County?

We’re in the same geographic location… not NYC or LA.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Another comment wasted on ignorance…

Anonymous
4 months ago

I live in NC most of the year and I read Next Miami.
Are you that person that can’t share and you simply can’t just skip an article that doesn’t involve you specifically.