Why Cymbal won and protesters failed before key vote

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Reprinted from the South Florida Business Journal Cymbal Development’s victory with the Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board,

Cymbal’s Marina Lofts gets key approval in Fort Lauderdale

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Reprinted from South Florida Business Journal on May 15, 2013 Marina Lofts received a 9-0 approval from the Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning board just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission chamber was overflowing with supporters

Business community should counter tree protesters at Marina Lofts hearing

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Reprinted from the South Florida Business Journal Monday, May 13, 2013. A hearing on Tuesday should be a good time to put to death some of the misinformation surrounding plans to relocate a rain tree in Fort Lauderdale to make

Dan Lindblade: Rental project important for Ft. Lauderdale

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Reprinted from the Sun Sentinel. Greater Fort Lauderdale continues to be the driving force for economic growth in Florida and it’s no surprise. We have made a concerted effort to get everyone on the same page — business leaders, politicians

Marina Lofts: Futuristic Vision to Transform the Riverfront. Can Fort Lauderdale Take the Lead in Architectural Design?

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Reprinted from Think Magazine. What looks like a cross between a Rubik’s cube and a Lego creation? And is there indeed a plan to create a dazzling piece of architecture that is basically unlike anything South Florida has ever seen

Why I Support Marina Lofts

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Reprinted from Schwartzonomics.com This post should really be named “Why I support development in Downtown Fort Lauderdale”. The truth is, I support Marina Lofts because of what the project stands for and the change that it will bring to our

The Real Story: The Tree And The Development

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Reprinted from BrowardBeat.com. You might have heard how a heartless developer is threatening the life of a rare tree so he can build in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It’s a compelling story of the type the media loves, pitting good and

Marina Lofts: Can it be transformational?

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Cityview: Marina Lofts - Can it be transformational?

Reprinted from CITYVIEW March/April 2013 Issue Online Detractors think the edgy architecture will look out of place in downtown Fort Lauderdale and that Marina Lofts is too massive. Controversy over development is nothing new. So what constitutes good development, the

TED Talks: Bjarke Ingels Presents 3 Warp-speed Architecture Tales

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Renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels describes how modern architecture can support the ideals of sustainability, culture and art. Please show your support for Marina Lofts by completing this form and letter to our Fort Lauderdale Commissioners who will vote on

Moving an Octogenarian Is Tough, Especially One That Put Down Roots

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Reprinted from Wall Street Journal Developer Asi Cymbal thinks his proposed residential community here is just what this city needs to liven up a derelict stretch of its riverfront downtown.

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