PIER NORTH REDEVELOPMENT:
BUILDING FORT LAUDERDALE’S SOCIAL HARBOR
The latest fly-through video brings to life the renderings below for the reimagining of Pier Sixty-Six. Since acquiring the waterfront property in 2016, Tavistock has been focused on reinvigorating Pier Sixty-Six so it can return to its status as Fort Lauderdale’s Social Harbor.
In October 2018, Tavistock began what’s known as a design review process with the City of Fort Lauderdale to review our plans for the portion of the property north of 17th Street. This process entails an extensive review with the City’s different departments and divisions that each provide input regarding the development’s impact to their respective discipline. On May 15, 2019 the City’s Planning & Zoning Board approved our plans and construction is scheduled to begin in the fall 2019.
In order to accommodate scheduled construction, the hotel temporarily closed on June 10, 2019. During the temporary closure, you’ll still be able to enjoy Grille 66 and Pelican Landing, as well as the entire Pier Sixty-Six Marina during the construction period. Once construction commences, we anticipate a two-year construction schedule. In addition, the access road under the bridge will remain open.
Below, you’ll fine more details about what’s changing and being added to the hotel property within our initial design plans:
The hotel’s Pier Tower, which was badly damaged in 2017’s Hurricane Irma, will be repaired and restored giving new life to this local icon. The Pier Top will also re-open as a lounge. The hotel’s grand entrance has been redrawn to provide a long entranceway that wraps around our storied banyan tree and will provide amazing views. There will also be a new 10-story hotel building added just north of the Tower replacing the current hotel rooms that exist in the lower lanai buildings that encircle the property. In addition to the new hotel building, Pier Sixty-Six plans to expand and enhance the current programming to include a new signature restaurant overlooking the water, an expanded fitness center, additional event and ballroom spaces including a rooftop lawn, and two-tier pool deck with separate adult-only and family-friendly pools.
In addition to the hotel renovation, the new plan includes brand new residential offerings including four low-rise waterfront villa buildings, two 11-story condominium buildings, and 12 single-family homes. The new condominium buildings will replace the existing surface parking lot. In the base of those buildings, there are planned spaces for restaurants, shops, and offices that will create a new Marina Promenade that runs along the waterway.
Four low-rise residential villa buildings will go up on the northern portion of the property along the Mercedes River.
Pier Sixty-Six Marina, Pelican Landing, Grille 66 & Bar, and the hotel’s marina-front Panorama Ballroom are not included within this approved plan and will remain open throughout the expansion.
For more information about the DRC Site Plan Level III Application with the City of Fort Lauderdale, please see below: