Davie Council Approves Largest Development in Town History

The Town of Davie unanimously voted to approve developer El-Ad National Properties’  upscale 2.8 million-square-foot mixed-use residential apartment and commercial project  at the southwest corner of Griffin Road and State Road 7. This will be the largest multi-purpose project in Davie’s history.

The “District in Davie” will be just up the road from The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which is one of the biggest hospitality and entertainment centers in South Florida. 

Expected to cost more than one billion dollars, construction is slated to begin by mid-2023, and pre-leasing is expected to commence in early 2025. The anticipated completion of the first phase is 2025. 

The development will encompass five, large multifamily towers constructed over three phases. It will include 1.6 million square feet of residential apartments within approximately 1,256 units, curated indoor and outdoor amenities, 36,000 square feet of restaurants and retail. 

El-Ad National Properties, developer of ALINA Residences Boca Raton, is known for indoor/outdoor living developments. 

“This project is a game-changer for the town of Davie, by providing much-needed modernized residential living opportunities close to nearby universities, medical facilities, and employment hubs such as the airport and seaport,” said El-Ad National Properties CEO Noam Ziv. “Redeveloping the area by replacing a dated shopping center with a modern community provides a greatly enhanced tax base for the town.  

The final approval of the plan came after several years of working with the town of Davie. 

“This is an epic move for us,” said Mayor Judy, “I certainly think… with the height of the ‘guitar’ up the street, we don’t even come close to that height. With the growth we are seeing, the only way is up.”

The Davie project’s five buildings will range from 20–24 stories, each offering studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, some with dens. Unit sizes range from approximately 589 to 1,460 square feet. Each unit will include keyless entry, high-speed Internet, and smart thermostats.

Planned lifestyle amenities include pet-friendly features such as bark parks and grooming stations, game lounges, and children’s play suites, as well as multiple work-from-home accommodations, including co-working spaces and meeting rooms.

Offering the quintessential South Florida lifestyle, inviting outdoor social spaces include rooftop pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and green spaces for outdoor yoga, games, and movies. Planned green elements are electric vehicle charging stations in garages, complimentary bicycle parking/storage areas, and LED lighting technology for energy efficiency.