Oakland Park, FL (August 27, 2021) – The City of Oakland Park has issued a request for qualifications to identify real estate developers and investors to acquire up to six acres of fully entitled land in the heart of the city’s downtown on the southeast corner of NE 12th Avenue and NE 38th Street. The City has also secured willing seller statements for two privately held parcels, bringing the total area to 6 acres.
Colliers South Florida’s Director Bastian Laggerbauer and Director Brooke Berkowitz are consulting with the city on the request for qualifications and proposals process.
"The City of Oakland Park is committed to encouraging the continued development of a diverse, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly community,” said Berkowitz. “This development opportunity will continue the momentum in the downtown area, providing a dynamic setting for residents, businesses, the visiting public, arts and entertainment.”
The redevelopment project aims to create a mixed-use hub that includes high-quality residential, innovative commercial, living streets, urban green-space, and public parking. The FDOT Technical Analysis Team has also recommended Oakland Park as the next commuter rail stop north of Fort Lauderdale, and the proposed stop is adjacent to the development opportunity.
The development site is zoned in Oakland Park’s new code as The Downtown Core East. The zoning, with bonuses, allows for up to six stories and 75 residential units per net acre if certain requirements are met. As part of the development, all recreational elements currently on the city-owned lots will be relocated to the City-owned Greenleaf Park.
The City of Oakland Park is a diverse, inclusive, innovative, and forward-thinking community incorporated in 1929. As the City approaches its centennial birthday, community leaders have adopted an exciting new vision and brand to ‘Build Oakland Park’s Second Century.’ This plan includes new land development regulations, a citywide bond initiative, significant investments in infrastructure, an emphasis on business-friendly processes, and innovative policies that support public-private partnerships and private investment.