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Mizell Center Will Be Redeveloped To Create New Opportunities

(Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 31, 2017) – The L.A. Lee Family YMCA, oldest YMCA in Broward County and serving the Fort Lauderdale community for over 70 years with diverse programs for all ages, was awarded $10 million dollars by the City of Fort Lauderdale Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Community Redevelopment Agency (NPFCRA) for the redevelopment of the first Black hospital, the Mizell Center, located at 1409 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission voted in favor of the redevelopment project on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Founded in the 1930s by Fort Lauderdale’s first Black surgeon, Dr. Von D. Mizell, the Mizell Center’s revitalization aligns with the NPFCRA’s goals and vision of pursuing the redevelopment of vacant properties, strategically redevelop large-underutilized sites, and create and implement area-wide design guidelines. The NPFCRA provides a sustainable development plan that has a positive impact on the district and improves the lives of the residents, as well as attracts new visitors and developments to the area.

The YMCA has named the center L.A. Lee YMCA Mizell Center in order to preserve the community and center’s rich history. The YMCA will utilize the new development to expand current programs, engage the community in development of programs and services that meet their needs and increase economic development in the community.

The new YMCA’s design is comprised of four floors, which will include child development and youth zones, outdoor play zone, gymnasium, wellness and aerobic space, theater, and retail and community offices spaces, which will increase job creation in the community. The YMCA’s purpose is to provide programs and services that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility that result in strengthening the foundations of the community.

For additional information about the NPFCRA, go to http://fortlauderdalecra.com/ or call (954) 828-6130.

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Affiliated Development to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Sistrunk Community

(Ft. Lauderdale – June 7, 2017) – The Ft. Lauderdale Northwest Progresso Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment (NPF- CRA) gave final approval for $7 million of gap funding to Affiliated Development for the construction of the mixed-use development property named The Six 13 late Tuesday. The project begins in 2018 at 613 N.W. 3rd Ave., in the Northwest Progresso Flagler Heights neighborhood, creating approximately 260 jobs during construction.

“With the CRA Board of Commissioners approving the funding request for the SIX13 Project, the Northwest Community will begin seeing quality development in its neighborhood,”  Jonathan Brown, NPF CRA Manager expressing his optimism, “While quality development isn’t new to Fort Lauderdale, what makes this project special is its location.  This is the largest incentive given to a developer west of the FEC railway (on Sistrunk Blvd) and it is a win for the NPF CRA.  The momentum this project will create makes it a catalyst for other quality projects we are working on in the CRA.”

The eleven story building will have 8,300 square feet of ground-level retail and 240 parking spaces with an estimated property tax revenue in excess of 18,000,000 over the next 30 years. SIX13 will have 86 one-bedroom units and 56 two-bedroom units starting at $1,100 per month. It was designed by Rinka Chung Architecture with a rooftop pool deck, community room, fitness center and concierge service.

“This project is very near and dear to my heart”, explains Jeff Burns, CEO of Affiliated Development, “I’ve completed projects in other cities and to be able to deliver a project in the city that I live in is truly special.”

Affiliated Companies is a national real estate and investment company with an office in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. For more information about The Six13 go to TheSix13.com.

For more information about the NFP CRA contact Mikki Royce at the Mosaic Group 561-651-9565.

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