Project DescriptionFROM THE DEVELOPER (July 31, 2015):
The innovative vision and architectural design for Bahia Cabana was recently recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the most prestigious real estate industry and professional educational organization in the country. Bahia Cabana has the distinction of being the only South Florida development selected to showcase a top iconic property at ULI’s national conference in San Francisco in October 2015.
Additionally, Bahia Cabana was the only design ULI selected for a project that has yet to be built, an unprecedented honor. The new mixed-use hotel, residential and commercial redevelopment was singled out for several reasons: its ingenious architectural design solution which is adapted for a unique space, the integration of a public/private partnership, public accessibility and the preservation of oceanfront and waterfront usage.
Developed by Randolph Equity Partners and designed by Jorge H. Garcia and Peter Stromberg, renowned architects at Garcia Stromberg, the new Bahia Cabana will uniquely transform a strategic yet neglected property into a stunning gateway to Fort Lauderdale Beach.
“South Florida is a mecca for many of the world’s leading star architects and countless new exclusive developments,” said Adam Sharif, principal, Randolph Equity Partners. “Having this incredible national recognition bestowed on an iconic Fort Lauderdale property, which has been designed and developed locally, is a huge accolade and a genuine honor. Everyone involved with and in support of the project, from local residents to city officials, should be extremely proud.”
ULI’s fall conference will be held in San Francisco from October 5-8, 2015. More than 6,000 industry leaders from around the world, representing various sectors of real estate and land use, are expected to attend, share best practices and learn about the latest information and trends affecting the industry. At the conference Bahia Cabana’s development team will have a national platform to showcase design plans which detail how to best transform an iconic property with innovative solutions that enhance Fort Lauderdale Beach for the betterment of all.
Fort Lauderdale was recently ranked the second most walkable beachtown in the country by the Huffington Post. Bahia Cabana’s fundamental design is in perfect harmony with this trend as it encourages walkability. Bahia Cabana’s neighborhood-friendly plan addresses the most crucial challenges facing the beach: parking and traffic. In addition to creating a landmark gateway on A1A, it seeks to create pedestrian-friendly walkways along A1A and the Intracoastal, and build a safe, pedestrian-focused entry to the south end of the beach.