FAA Approves Tower That Could Become Fort Lauderdale’s Second Tallest Building

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for a 46-story tower in Fort Lauderdale called 525 Andrews.

The proposed 525 Andrews tower is now approved to rise 491 feet above ground, or 498 feet above sea level.

At that height, only the 100 Las Olas tower will be taller in Fort Lauderdale at 499 feet above ground. Related Group has approval to build a 47-story tower at 494 feet above ground, or 499 feet above sea level.

525 Andrews is planned to include:

  • 399 apartments
  • 900 square feet of commercial space and
  • 529 parking spaces

The project had a hearing before the Fort Lauderdale Development Review Committee in May.

Federal City Property Investors. which purchased the site in September 2020 for $16 million, is the developer.

Dorsky + Yue is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully it’s tall enough that they can see Miami from it…

Anonymous
1 month ago

FTL has alot of rising apartments going on, plus batch cookies and glitch bar 😀

Anonymous
1 month ago

I actually appreciate it when The Next Miami includes Ft Lauderdale projects. There’s no website like this (as far as I am aware) that keeps taps on FTL projects – so this is awesome. Great to see downtown Laudy keep growing. It’s amazing how far it has come and how MUCH more there is still in the pipeline. 10-15 years from now, downtown Laudy is going to look remarkable. Nothing like Brickell/ Downtown MIA, but it will certainly not be a “small city” anymore.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That Publix is going to bank

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Fr lol

Michael
1 month ago

Does it have to look so boring and with no character???

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s in Fort Lauderdale, what did you expect? lol

Mr. Culo
1 month ago

Stupid

Anonymous
1 month ago

Smh

Anonymous
1 month ago

Still better than most of what Melo and Related builds these days. More of this in Edgewater as infill, please.

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Beautiful tower!! Build it now!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Boring.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why the heck does Fort Lauderdale have a height limit?

Mr. Culo
1 month ago

Some flight paths for FLL are over downtown, like when you come in from the Atlantic and fly west then turn back east to land.

Marc
1 month ago

Which still doesn’t make any sense, as those planes are only on their approach sequence and at a higher altitude when they crossover downtown Ft Laud.

Aircraft are on final approach or initial departure climb when using the 26/27 runways at MIA, and the height limit there is almost double Fort Lauderdale’s. Makes no logical sense at all

Anonymous
1 month ago

Time to raise that height limit, IMO.

Mr. Culo
1 month ago

I don’t make the rules, the FAA does. No building has been granted permission as of yet to be above 500′ in downtown from the FAA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Could you be someone with a royal title?

Happy Ex-FTL resident
1 month ago

FTL needs to stop this rapid building growth. 10 years ago it was nice to live there now it just sucks. Too many people and the infrastructure can’t handle it. Keep squeezing more buildings and people into a limited space.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Next Broward

Brick
1 month ago

Why does a comment like this happen every time a project in Fort Lauderdale comes up? We’re all one metro area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nope

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because it’s the next M.I.A.M.I. Last I checked, Ft. Lauderdale isn’t in Miami-dade.

Mr. Culo
1 month ago

There’s that annoying comment that pops up every time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

people in broward county don’t feel like they are a part of miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

…but they are part of Metro Miami. So are WPB people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Such innovative architecture that Miami-Dade and Broward needs more of. This will put Ft. Lauderdale on the map. It’s own “Empire State Building”!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brightline is going to make living in downtown FLL more attractive than downtown MIA!

Anonymous
1 month ago

As if brightline doesn’t serve downtown Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah someone could work at EY and stay within the station their entire time in Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You ok?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Brightline is going to make living in downtown FLL more attractive than downtown MIA!”

(scratching my head) what?