Searstown development would transform the area
A group of gleaming residential towers with mid-century architectural designs could replace the aging Searstown plaza, redefining Fort Lauderdale’s skyline and reshaping a corridor that often draws complaints of too much traffic.
The tallest two towers would rise 30 stories. There also would be new 15- and 17-story buildings.
The proposal includes three parts:
- Two 30-story towers and a 15-story tower with 819 residential units would be built at 901 N. Federal Highway, along with 71,960 square feet of retail and office space, 4,000 square feet of restaurants, a 4,000-square-foot food hall, and parking for 1,351 vehicles.
- A 17-story, 240-room hotel would rise at 550 NE 9th St., where there would be nearly 3,500 square feet of restaurants, a café with outdoor seating and parking for nearly 300 vehicles.
- A 15-story residential tower at 450 NE 9th St. would boast 135 units, as well as retail, restaurants, an art studio covering more than 10,000 square feet and parking for 230 vehicles.